Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
56,440 2.5 % $22.03 $45,830 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.82 $14.69 $19.83 $28.02 $35.75
Annual Wage (2) $22,500 $30,550 $41,250 $58,280 $74,350


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 7,710 2.05 $24.18 $50,290
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 6,550 4.91 $20.74 $43,130
Radio and Television Broadcasting 4,010 1.87 $20.82 $43,300
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 3,940 3.75 $24.19 $50,310
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 3,690 0.13 $20.56 $42,760

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 850 5.36 $22.16 $46,090
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 6,550 4.91 $20.74 $43,130
General Rental Centers 1,710 4.37 $22.00 $45,770
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 1,900 3.81 $22.06 $45,870
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 3,940 3.75 $24.19 $50,310

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 $36.05 $74,990
Legal Services 100 0.01 $28.27 $58,800
Scientific Research and Development Services 130 0.02 $27.14 $56,460
Insurance Carriers 40 (7) $26.32 $54,760
Educational Support Services 50 0.03 $25.91 $53,900


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 9,520 0.65 1.52 $24.33 $50,600
New York 6,380 0.74 1.73 $28.40 $59,070
Texas 3,310 0.30 0.71 $19.64 $40,850
Georgia 2,460 0.63 1.49 $21.03 $43,740
Illinois 2,300 0.40 0.95 $20.06 $41,720




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 1,580 1.38 3.23 $26.03 $54,140
Hawaii 450 0.75 1.75 $18.28 $38,030
New York 6,380 0.74 1.73 $28.40 $59,070
District of Columbia 460 0.69 1.63 $25.49 $53,020
California 9,520 0.65 1.52 $24.33 $50,600




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 6,380 0.74 1.73 $28.40 $59,070
New Jersey 1,790 0.47 1.10 $26.33 $54,770
Nevada 1,580 1.38 3.23 $26.03 $54,140
District of Columbia 460 0.69 1.63 $25.49 $53,020
California 9,520 0.65 1.52 $24.33 $50,600





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 5,160 0.98 2.31 $30.23 $62,870
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,740 1.19 2.80 $25.92 $53,910
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,090 0.56 1.33 $19.90 $41,380
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,710 0.74 1.74 $21.06 $43,810
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 1,460 1.74 4.09 $26.56 $55,250
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,300 0.75 1.75 $24.96 $51,930
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,190 0.50 1.18 $23.70 $49,290
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,160 0.63 1.49 $20.27 $42,160
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,050 0.38 0.90 $19.45 $40,450
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,030 0.80 1.88 $24.09 $50,100




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 730 5.49 12.91 $30.63 $63,700
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 1,460 1.74 4.09 $26.56 $55,250
Anderson, IN 50 1.24 2.92 $15.46 $32,150
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,740 1.19 2.80 $25.92 $53,910
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 840 1.06 2.48 $21.72 $45,180
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,160 0.98 2.31 $30.23 $62,870
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 520 0.92 2.17 $19.66 $40,900
Ann Arbor, MI 190 0.92 2.17 $14.53 $30,220
Honolulu, HI 400 0.90 2.10 $17.95 $37,330
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 630 0.90 2.11 $20.89 $43,450




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 730 5.49 12.91 $30.63 $63,700
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,160 0.98 2.31 $30.23 $62,870
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 40 0.16 0.37 $28.62 $59,530
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 860 0.82 1.93 $27.87 $57,960
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 1,460 1.74 4.09 $26.56 $55,250
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 710 0.56 1.31 $26.43 $54,970
Bismarck, ND 30 0.46 1.09 $26.02 $54,120
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,740 1.19 2.80 $25.92 $53,910
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 70 0.31 0.72 $25.34 $52,710
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 350 0.35 0.82 $25.32 $52,660

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)
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 80 0.59 1.40 $14.48 $30,120
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 80 0.41 0.97 $20.59 $42,830
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area 70 1.06 2.49 $15.81 $32,890
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.58 1.37 $16.12 $33,530
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 60 0.74 1.74 $20.24 $42,100

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 40 1.54 3.62 $22.37 $46,520
Northwestern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area 50 1.43 3.36 $18.78 $39,060
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 30 1.26 2.97 $20.24 $42,090
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area 70 1.06 2.49 $15.81 $32,890
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 60 0.74 1.74 $20.24 $42,100

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)
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 0.51 $27.85 $57,930
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 40 1.54 3.62 $22.37 $46,520
Western Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 40 0.49 1.15 $21.27 $44,250
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.74 $43,140
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 80 0.41 0.97 $20.59 $42,830


About May 2013 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.

(8) Estimate not released.

(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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014