Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers

Assist patrons at entertainment events by performing duties, such as collecting admission tickets and passes from patrons, assisting in finding seats, searching for lost articles, and locating such facilities as rest rooms and telephones.


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)
113,700 2.4 % $9.87 $20,530 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.91 $8.38 $9.02 $10.50 $13.68
Annual Wage (2) $16,450 $17,440 $18,760 $21,850 $28,450


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 40,390 10.70 $9.17 $19,080
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 20,440 17.22 $10.61 $22,060
Spectator Sports 9,200 6.78 $10.21 $21,230
Employment Services 7,930 0.23 $9.41 $19,570
Performing Arts Companies 6,620 5.54 $10.65 $22,150

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 20,440 17.22 $10.61 $22,060
Motion Picture and Video Industries 40,390 10.70 $9.17 $19,080
Spectator Sports 9,200 6.78 $10.21 $21,230
Performing Arts Companies 6,620 5.54 $10.65 $22,150
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 3,460 2.37 $10.07 $20,940

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 30 (7) $18.88 $39,270
Lessors of Real Estate 1,220 0.21 $14.94 $31,070
Activities Related to Real Estate 450 0.07 $13.84 $28,790
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 30 (7) $12.76 $26,550
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 110 0.21 $12.26 $25,500


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 15,630 1.03 1.23 $10.39 $21,610
New York 7,950 0.90 1.07 $12.83 $26,680
Texas 7,370 0.66 0.78 $8.80 $18,310
Florida 6,730 0.88 1.04 $9.31 $19,360
Illinois 4,990 0.87 1.03 $10.27 $21,370



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 2,820 2.37 2.81 $12.27 $25,530
Colorado 4,040 1.70 2.03 $9.56 $19,880
Utah 2,000 1.56 1.85 $8.72 $18,130
South Carolina 2,400 1.28 1.52 $8.42 $17,510
Missouri 3,380 1.27 1.50 $9.21 $19,160



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 7,950 0.90 1.07 $12.83 $26,680
Nevada 2,820 2.37 2.81 $12.27 $25,530
Washington (8) (8) (8) $12.07 $25,110
District of Columbia 530 0.79 0.94 $11.99 $24,950
New Jersey 2,080 0.54 0.64 $10.78 $22,420




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 6,210 1.15 1.37 $13.27 $27,590
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,880 0.96 1.14 $10.08 $20,970
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,340 0.89 1.06 $10.25 $21,320
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 3,330 2.51 2.99 $9.47 $19,690
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 2,930 1.97 2.34 $9.78 $20,350
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 2,450 2.82 3.35 $12.69 $26,400
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,090 0.88 1.04 $8.97 $18,650
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,060 1.15 1.36 $10.40 $21,640
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,030 0.91 1.08 $8.84 $18,400
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,020 1.09 1.29 $10.69 $22,230



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)
Knoxville, TN 1,390 4.21 5.01 $8.22 $17,100
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 2,450 2.82 3.35 $12.69 $26,400
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 360 2.73 3.25 $10.98 $22,850
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 3,330 2.51 2.99 $9.47 $19,690
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 710 2.28 2.71 $8.31 $17,280
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, SC 240 2.10 2.49 $8.83 $18,370
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 2,930 1.97 2.34 $9.78 $20,350
Salt Lake City, UT 1,270 1.92 2.28 $8.73 $18,150
Boise City-Nampa, ID 510 1.83 2.18 $8.92 $18,540
Billings, MT 140 1.77 2.11 $9.39 $19,530



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 6,210 1.15 1.37 $13.27 $27,590
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 2,450 2.82 3.35 $12.69 $26,400
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $12.18 $25,330
Redding, CA 50 0.83 0.98 $12.15 $25,270
Rochester, NY 360 0.72 0.86 $12.01 $24,980
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 1,510 1.47 1.74 $11.88 $24,710
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 170 0.39 0.47 $11.70 $24,330
Columbus, GA-AL 160 1.39 1.66 $11.48 $23,890
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 380 0.70 0.84 $11.47 $23,860
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 530 0.42 0.50 $11.44 $23,800

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 320 4.46 5.30 $9.16 $19,050
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 300 1.81 2.15 $11.66 $24,260
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 210 2.76 3.28 $9.67 $20,120
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 200 0.69 0.82 $9.12 $18,970
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 170 1.06 1.26 $9.40 $19,540

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 320 4.46 5.30 $9.16 $19,050
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 210 2.76 3.28 $9.67 $20,120
South Western Utah nonmetropolitan area 50 2.45 2.91 (8) (8)
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 300 1.81 2.15 $11.66 $24,260
Western South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 50 1.36 1.62 $8.72 $18,140

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)
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 300 1.81 2.15 $11.66 $24,260
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 40 0.86 1.02 $11.09 $23,070
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 80 0.57 0.67 $10.94 $22,750
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 90 0.49 0.59 $10.93 $22,730
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 0.28 $9.81 $20,410


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.

(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 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