Wage differences in metro and nonmetro areas

Occupations with the highest differences in mean hourly wage between metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in May 2009 (in U.S. dollars)

by Statista Research Department, last edited Oct 31, 2009
Wage differences in metro and nonmetro areas This graph displays the occupations with the highest differences in mean hourly wages between metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas. While actors in metro areas received an hourly wage close to 30 U.S. dollars per hour, their colleagues in nonmetropolitan areas only earned 13.81 U.S. dollars on average.
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Occupations with the highest differences in mean hourly wage between metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in May 2009 (in U.S. dollars)

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Mean hourly wage, metropolitan areasMean hourly wage, nonmetropolitan areas
Actors29.5213.81
Broadcast news analysts34.2717.38
Producers and directors42.3123.02
Radio and television announcers21.9812.17
Film and video editors30.9917.95
Reporters and correspondents22.2113.23
Administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers43.7126.49
Writers and authors31.8419.63
Advertising and promotions managers47.9630.22
Art directors44.5228.08
Multi-media artists and animators30.3419.18
Artists and related workers, all other28.6918.14
Lawyers63.1540.32
Economists47.0930.27
Historians28.4518.79
Editors28.7219.34
Advertising sales agents26.4217.8
Police and sheriff’s patrol officers27.9118.82
Financial managers56.1937.98
Camera operators, television, video, and motion picture24.0316.25
Mean hourly wage, metropolitan areasMean hourly wage, nonmetropolitan areas
Actors29.5213.81
Broadcast news analysts34.2717.38
Producers and directors42.3123.02
Radio and television announcers21.9812.17
Film and video editors30.9917.95
Reporters and correspondents22.2113.23
Administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers43.7126.49
Writers and authors31.8419.63
Advertising and promotions managers47.9630.22
Art directors44.5228.08
Multi-media artists and animators30.3419.18
Artists and related workers, all other28.6918.14
Lawyers63.1540.32
Economists47.0930.27
Historians28.4518.79
Editors28.7219.34
Advertising sales agents26.4217.8
Police and sheriff’s patrol officers27.9118.82
Financial managers56.1937.98
Camera operators, television, video, and motion picture24.0316.25
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by Statista Research Department, last edited Oct 31, 2009
This graph displays the occupations with the highest differences in mean hourly wages between metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas. While actors in metro areas received an hourly wage close to 30 U.S. dollars per hour, their colleagues in nonmetropolitan areas only earned 13.81 U.S. dollars on average.
Show more
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