Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
60,200 2.3 % $22.13 $46,040 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.72 $14.59 $20.09 $27.90 $36.03
Annual Wage (2) $22,290 $30,350 $41,780 $58,030 $74,950


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 8,670 2.30 $23.75 $49,400
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 6,690 4.77 $21.41 $44,540
Radio and Television Broadcasting 4,480 2.03 $21.32 $44,360
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 4,070 0.14 $20.71 $43,080
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 3,080 2.59 $24.39 $50,730

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Sound Recording Industries 1,110 6.92 $22.01 $45,770
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 6,690 4.77 $21.41 $44,540
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 2,520 4.72 $21.75 $45,240
General Rental Centers 1,660 4.19 $20.11 $41,820
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 3,080 2.59 $24.39 $50,730

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 40 0.01 $32.22 $67,010
Software Publishers 70 0.02 $27.56 $57,320
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 620 0.07 $27.14 $56,440
Scientific Research and Development Services 140 0.02 $26.87 $55,890
Office Administrative Services 80 0.02 $25.84 $53,740


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 12,230 0.81 1.82 $24.31 $50,570
New York 6,370 0.72 1.62 $27.93 $58,090
Texas 3,550 0.32 0.71 $19.04 $39,610
Florida 3,000 0.39 0.88 $18.53 $38,540
Illinois 2,350 0.41 0.92 $19.72 $41,010



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 2,010 1.69 3.80 $26.64 $55,410
District of Columbia 590 0.88 1.98 $26.86 $55,860
Hawaii 530 0.86 1.93 $19.01 $39,530
California 12,230 0.81 1.82 $24.31 $50,570
New York 6,370 0.72 1.62 $27.93 $58,090



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 6,370 0.72 1.62 $27.93 $58,090
District of Columbia 590 0.88 1.98 $26.86 $55,860
Nevada 2,010 1.69 3.80 $26.64 $55,410
New Jersey 1,820 0.47 1.05 $25.10 $52,210
California 12,230 0.81 1.82 $24.31 $50,570




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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 6,550 1.61 3.62 $25.60 $53,240
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,920 0.91 2.05 $30.05 $62,510
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,950 0.52 1.16 $20.01 $41,610
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 1,880 2.16 4.84 $27.13 $56,430
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,430 0.60 1.35 $22.46 $46,720
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,280 0.72 1.61 $21.93 $45,610
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,240 0.44 0.98 $17.81 $37,050
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,220 0.51 1.15 $23.56 $49,000
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 1,200 0.66 1.48 $23.00 $47,840
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,100 0.74 1.66 $21.59 $44,910



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 770 5.84 13.10 $27.58 $57,360
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 1,880 2.16 4.84 $27.13 $56,430
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 6,550 1.61 3.62 $25.60 $53,240
Norwich-New London, CT-RI 180 1.41 3.17 $19.09 $39,700
Ann Arbor, MI 230 1.14 2.55 $16.44 $34,200
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 890 1.09 2.45 $24.11 $50,140
Honolulu, HI 480 1.06 2.38 $18.86 $39,230
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 1,010 0.93 2.09 $18.10 $37,640
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,920 0.91 2.05 $30.05 $62,510
New Haven, CT 250 0.89 2.00 $22.55 $46,900



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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,920 0.91 2.05 $30.05 $62,510
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 920 0.85 1.90 $28.69 $59,680
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 770 5.84 13.10 $27.58 $57,360
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 1,880 2.16 4.84 $27.13 $56,430
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 50 0.18 0.41 $26.91 $55,960
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 510 0.50 1.12 $26.19 $54,480
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 6,550 1.61 3.62 $25.60 $53,240
Lancaster, PA 140 0.63 1.41 $25.53 $53,110
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 150 0.30 0.68 $25.26 $52,550
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 40 0.09 0.21 $25.25 $52,510

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)
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area 100 1.36 3.06 $16.48 $34,290
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 90 0.64 1.43 $16.39 $34,090
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 70 0.85 1.91 $19.96 $41,520
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.52 1.16 $14.88 $30,960
Western Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 60 0.81 1.81 $21.91 $45,570

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)
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 50 2.19 4.91 $23.27 $48,410
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area 100 1.36 3.06 $16.48 $34,290
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 30 1.27 2.86 $20.56 $42,760
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 70 0.85 1.91 $19.96 $41,520
Western Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 60 0.81 1.81 $21.91 $45,570

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)
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 50 2.19 4.91 $23.27 $48,410
Western Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 60 0.81 1.81 $21.91 $45,570
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 30 1.27 2.86 $20.56 $42,760
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 50 0.27 0.60 $20.48 $42,600
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 50 0.32 0.72 $20.30 $42,230


About May 2014 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.

(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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015