Media Specialist Statistics in the US

The average employee age for media specialists is 39 years. The media specialist workforce reached a whopping 21,724 in 2020!

Among media specialists, we discovered that 46.0% of them are women, while 50.0% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among media specialists is White, which makes up 71.3% of all media specialists. Comparatively, there are 11.2% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 8.6% of the Black or African American ethnicity. The majority of media specialists are located in NY, New York and GA, Atlanta.

Media specialists are more likely to work at education companies in comparison to private companies. Taking it a step further, media specialists are more likely to find a job in the education industry. Looking at media specialist statistics, we found was that Washington, Connecticut, New Hampshire, New Jersey and Minnesota are where media specialists find the highest salaries.

From where do we know all information about media specialist demographics? We analyzed 7,809 media specialists resumes to find out what the average demographics are for the job position. Just to be clear, by demographics we mean the study of population-based factors like age, race, and sex. On top of scouring through resumes, we also took note of job proposals from employers and Census Bureau data. And guess what? We found some pretty interesting information.

Media Specialist Diversity

From race to gender and even age, we found the average demographic information on those who work as media specialists. Keep reading to find out what the results for media specialists were.

Media Specialist Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among media specialists is White, which makes up 71.3% of all media specialists. Comparatively, there are 11.2% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 8.6% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

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  • White, 71.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 11.2%
  • Black or African American, 8.6%
  • Asian, 5.1%
  • Unknown, 3.0%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.8%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Media Specialists

The chart below shows that 52.6% of media specialists speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 10.2% and Mandarin is the third-most popular at 4.2%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 52.6%
  • French, 10.2%
  • Mandarin, 4.2%
  • German, 4.2%
  • Japanese, 3.9%
  • Other, 24.9%

Most Common Degree for Media Specialist

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for media specialists. The most common degree for media specialists is bachelor's degree. In fact, 64% of media specialists earn that degree. A close second is associate degree with 11% and rounding it off is master's degree with 10%.

Job Title
  • Bachelors degree, 64%
  • Associate degree, 11%
  • Masters degree, 10%
  • High School Diploma degree, 4%
  • Other Degrees, 11%

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Media Specialist Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among media specialists.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Media Specialist Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the media specialist position over time.

Male
Female
43%
40%
37%
33%
30%
27%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

Media Specialist Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of media specialists changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

We determined the average age of media specialists based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Number Of Years On The Job For Media Specialist

By looking over 7,809 media specialists resumes, we figured out that the average media specialist enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 33%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Media Specialist Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of media specialist employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of media specialists is 40+ years old, which represents 43% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of Media Specialists with Other Job Titles

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, track announcer and public address announcer have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Deaf Interpreter16%77%
Educational Interpreter20%74%
Events And Communications Coordinator21%75%
Media Specialist50%46%
Sports Announcer87%9%
Public Address Announcer88%9%
Track Announcer89%11%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Track Announcer
Public Address Announcer
Sports Announcer
Media Specialist
Events And Communications Coordinator
Educational Interpreter
Deaf Interpreter
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Media Specialists with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to media specialists.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Free Lance Writer15.82%
Legislative Correspondent19.36%
Comic Book Writer22.69%
Weathercaster25.03%
Science Interpreter27.03%
Book Editor28.26%
Media Specialist30.27%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As Media Specialist?

male-income
Male Income
$51,777
female-income
Female Income
$49,261

Media Specialist Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that Asian men and Black or African American men make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
$57,308
$55,233
$53,158
$51,083
$49,009
$46,934
$44,859
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Media Specialist Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

All Race and Ethnicity
Educationascdesc
Incomeasc
Bachelor's Degree$52,549
Doctorate Degree$62,211
Master's Degree$62,226

Media Specialist Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White
$69,872
$66,049
$62,226
$58,403
$54,580
$50,757
$46,934
$43,111
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate Degree

Media Specialist Heatmaps

The amount you can make as a media specialist can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of media specialists is $62,187. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Media Specialists Earn The Most?

The map here shows where media specialists earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Media Specialists Located?

By looking through more than 7,809 resumes, we found that the most popular places for media specialists are NY, New York and GA, Atlanta.

Number of Media Specialists

Where Are Media Specialists In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country media specialists are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings

Media Specialist Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ media specialists. We found that the most common company type is education. In addition, the industry that employs the most media specialists is the education industry.

What Percentage Of Media Specialist Jobs Are Remote?

3.7% Remote

Freelance, outsourced or remote workers who spend much of their time working from home.

96.3% On-Site

Some of the vacancies require to stay on-site without possibility of working remotely.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire media specialists.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies Media Specialist Work In

Employees with the media specialist job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most media specialists prefer to work at education companies over private companies.

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Public

Education

Private

Government

Industry Concentration

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ media specialists. Those industries include education, media and technology.

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Education

Fortune 500

Media

Technology

Non Profits

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