Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians

Set up, or set up and operate audio and video equipment including microphones, sound speakers, video screens, projectors, video monitors, recording equipment, connecting wires and cables, sound and mixing boards, and related electronic equipment for concerts, sports events, meetings and conventions, presentations, and news conferences. May also set up and operate associated spotlights and other custom lighting systems. Excludes "Sound Engineering Technicians" (27-4014).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic 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)
54,310 2.9 % $22.13 $46,040 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.99 $14.97 $20.12 $27.91 $35.80
Annual Wage (2) $22,860 $31,140 $41,850 $58,050 $74,470


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 (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motion Picture and Video Industries 7,350 2.05 $24.70 $51,380
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 5,260 4.13 $20.83 $43,340
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 5,190 5.20 $24.42 $50,790
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 3,650 0.13 $20.65 $42,940
Radio and Television Broadcasting 3,630 1.69 $20.89 $43,460

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 5,190 5.20 $24.42 $50,790
General Rental Centers 1,870 4.71 $21.61 $44,960
Sound Recording Industries 730 4.41 $19.58 $40,740
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 2,130 4.33 $22.02 $45,790
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 5,260 4.13 $20.83 $43,340

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 40 0.01 $34.71 $72,200
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers 170 0.05 $31.67 $65,870
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 40 0.01 $29.62 $61,600
Scientific Research and Development Services 100 0.02 $27.82 $57,870
Insurance Carriers 40 (7) $27.29 $56,750


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 8,370 0.59 1.40 $24.47 $50,900
New York 6,760 0.79 1.90 $26.70 $55,540
Texas 2,880 0.27 0.65 $19.70 $40,980
Illinois 2,530 0.45 1.08 $20.81 $43,290
Georgia 2,210 0.58 1.39 $20.64 $42,930




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 1,590 1.41 3.38 $30.09 $62,590
New York 6,760 0.79 1.90 $26.70 $55,540
District of Columbia 440 0.68 1.62 $23.90 $49,720
Connecticut 970 0.60 1.44 $21.20 $44,090
Massachusetts 1,880 0.59 1.41 $24.44 $50,840




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 1,590 1.41 3.38 $30.09 $62,590
New Jersey 1,670 0.44 1.06 $26.79 $55,720
New York 6,760 0.79 1.90 $26.70 $55,540
Colorado 1,140 0.51 1.23 $24.51 $50,970
California 8,370 0.59 1.40 $24.47 $50,900





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,590 1.08 2.60 $27.75 $57,730
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,940 1.02 2.44 $26.33 $54,770
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,250 0.62 1.48 $20.41 $42,460
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,600 0.71 1.69 $21.40 $44,510
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 1,480 1.81 4.35 $30.78 $64,030
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,310 0.76 1.83 $25.88 $53,820
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,160 0.49 1.18 $23.81 $49,520
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,100 1.10 2.65 $26.59 $55,310
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,050 0.57 1.38 $19.85 $41,280
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,010 0.79 1.90 $24.09 $50,110




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 600 4.38 10.51 $30.90 $64,270
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 1,480 1.81 4.35 $30.78 $64,030
Anderson, IN 50 1.37 3.28 $15.45 $32,140
Worcester, MA-CT 300 1.24 2.97 $21.45 $44,620
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 850 1.15 2.75 $22.71 $47,230
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,100 1.10 2.65 $26.59 $55,310
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,590 1.08 2.60 $27.75 $57,730
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,940 1.02 2.44 $26.33 $54,770
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 540 0.98 2.34 $20.76 $43,180
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 290 0.98 2.36 $13.81 $28,720




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 600 4.38 10.51 $30.90 $64,270
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 1,480 1.81 4.35 $30.78 $64,030
Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, MA-NH NECTA Division 50 0.66 1.59 $28.68 $59,660
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,590 1.08 2.60 $27.75 $57,730
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 90 0.52 1.24 $27.07 $56,310
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,100 1.10 2.65 $26.59 $55,310
Baton Rouge, LA 60 0.15 0.36 $26.49 $55,090
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 70 0.18 0.44 $26.43 $54,960
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,940 1.02 2.44 $26.33 $54,770
Salem, OR 30 0.23 0.55 $26.09 $54,260

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 110 0.71 1.70 $21.75 $45,240
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area 90 1.29 3.10 $15.81 $32,890
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 80 0.43 1.04 $20.64 $42,920
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 80 0.59 1.42 $14.21 $29,560
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.22 0.52 $17.44 $36,270

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area 90 1.29 3.10 $15.81 $32,890
Northwestern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area 40 1.20 2.88 $19.27 $40,080
Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area 50 0.71 1.70 $19.45 $40,450
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 110 0.71 1.70 $21.75 $45,240
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 80 0.59 1.42 $14.21 $29,560

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.47 1.13 $25.93 $53,930
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 0.55 $24.20 $50,340
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 0.43 $24.16 $50,260
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.33 0.80 $22.07 $45,900
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 110 0.71 1.70 $21.75 $45,240


About May 2012 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013