Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

27-3012 Public Address System and Other Announcers

Make announcements over loud speaker at sporting or other public events. May act as master of ceremonies or disc jockey at weddings, parties, clubs, or other gathering places.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area profile for this occupation


National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
7,280 5.3 % $17.37 $36,130 3.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.73 $8.91 $13.08 $20.40 $31.19
Annual Wage (2) $16,080 $18,540 $27,210 $42,430 $64,870


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 2,350 $15.69 $32,640
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 1,660 $20.85 $43,360
Radio and Television Broadcasting 850 $13.03 $27,110
Performing Arts Companies 550 $19.65 $40,870
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 510 $12.08 $25,120

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 60 $25.10 $52,210
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 1,660 $20.85 $43,360
Performing Arts Companies 550 $19.65 $40,870
Spectator Sports 390 $17.75 $36,920
Full-Service Restaurants 200 $16.08 $33,450


State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
South Dakota 70 $13.11 $27,280 0.183
Kentucky 300 $9.88 $20,540 0.169
Delaware 60 $13.51 $28,090 0.148
North Dakota 50 $12.55 $26,090 0.145
Indiana 330 $17.59 $36,590 0.117

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Oregon 60 $23.96 $49,830 0.034
Missouri 210 $23.01 $47,870 0.078
New Jersey 190 $22.43 $46,660 0.050
New York 420 $21.17 $44,030 0.049
California 840 $21.05 $43,780 0.058


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Green Bay, WI 80 (8) (8) 0.467
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 60 $14.15 $29,440 0.341
Fargo, ND-MN 30 $13.67 $28,430 0.282
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 160 $15.89 $33,050 0.217
Madison, WI 70 $22.70 $47,210 0.213

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 60 $26.91 $55,970 0.111
Kansas City, MO-KS 70 $26.58 $55,290 0.075
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA (8) $25.34 $52,710 (8)
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 120 $24.83 $51,650 0.118
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 50 $22.93 $47,700 0.162


About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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Download May 2009 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

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Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010