Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
114,000 2.3 % $10.13 $21,060 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.05 $8.61 $9.22 $10.75 $14.00
Annual Wage (2) $16,730 $17,910 $19,180 $22,360 $29,110


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 41,950 10.74 $9.38 $19,500
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 20,470 16.50 $10.69 $22,230
Spectator Sports 9,600 6.94 $10.41 $21,650
Performing Arts Companies 6,290 5.25 $11.00 $22,890
Employment Services 6,150 0.17 $9.77 $20,320

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 20,470 16.50 $10.69 $22,230
Motion Picture and Video Industries 41,950 10.74 $9.38 $19,500
Spectator Sports 9,600 6.94 $10.41 $21,650
Performing Arts Companies 6,290 5.25 $11.00 $22,890
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 3,190 2.11 $10.71 $22,270

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers (8) (8) $19.29 $40,110
State Government (OES Designation) 310 0.01 $15.49 $32,230
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 460 0.11 $13.78 $28,670
Gambling Industries (8) (8) $13.31 $27,690
Activities Related to Real Estate 320 0.05 $12.75 $26,520


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 16,390 1.06 1.28 $10.76 $22,370
New York 8,690 0.97 1.17 $11.74 $24,410
Texas 6,720 0.58 0.70 $9.74 $20,270
Florida 6,400 0.81 0.98 $9.33 $19,400
Pennsylvania 5,430 0.95 1.15 $9.99 $20,780



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 2,910 2.36 2.86 $13.33 $27,740
Utah 1,830 1.38 1.67 $8.91 $18,530
Washington 3,730 1.25 1.51 $13.06 $27,160
South Carolina 2,230 1.16 1.40 $8.47 $17,620
Louisiana 2,180 1.12 1.36 $9.18 $19,080



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 2,910 2.36 2.86 $13.33 $27,740
District of Columbia 510 0.75 0.91 $13.32 $27,700
Washington 3,730 1.25 1.51 $13.06 $27,160
New Jersey 2,280 0.58 0.70 $12.00 $24,960
New York 8,690 0.97 1.17 $11.74 $24,410




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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 7,760 1.20 1.45 $12.18 $25,340
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,680 1.14 1.38 $11.01 $22,900
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 3,060 2.01 2.43 $10.37 $21,570
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 3,050 1.23 1.49 $8.90 $18,500
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 3,020 0.84 1.02 $11.12 $23,130
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 2,680 1.74 2.11 $13.35 $27,770
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 2,550 2.82 3.41 $13.83 $28,760
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,980 1.12 1.36 $11.08 $23,040
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 1,730 1.31 1.59 $9.38 $19,520
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,720 0.92 1.11 $9.47 $19,700



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 1,520 4.07 4.93 $8.43 $17,530
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 220 3.05 3.69 $11.99 $24,940
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 2,550 2.82 3.41 $13.83 $28,760
Johnson City, TN 170 2.18 2.64 $10.09 $20,990
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division 1,510 2.08 2.52 $10.12 $21,050
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 1,160 2.07 2.51 $9.36 $19,470
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 260 2.02 2.45 $11.21 $23,330
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 3,060 2.01 2.43 $10.37 $21,570
Sheboygan, WI 110 1.90 2.30 $8.16 $16,980
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,630 1.86 2.25 $10.28 $21,390