Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

39-3092 Costume Attendants

Select, fit, and take care of costumes for cast members, and aid entertainers. May assist with multiple costume changes during performances.


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)
5,900 4.9 % $23.75 $49,400 5.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.10 $11.33 $17.62 $30.54 $41.03
Annual Wage (2) $18,930 $23,570 $36,650 $63,530 $85,340


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)
Performing Arts Companies 1,880 1.61 $26.33 $54,760
Motion Picture and Video Industries 1,430 0.38 $32.69 $67,990
Amusement Parks and Arcades 850 0.48 $10.99 $22,860
Traveler Accommodation 320 0.02 $19.35 $40,250
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 290 0.03 $22.80 $47,420

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Performing Arts Companies 1,880 1.61 $26.33 $54,760
Amusement Parks and Arcades 850 0.48 $10.99 $22,860
Motion Picture and Video Industries 1,430 0.38 $32.69 $67,990
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 240 0.23 $19.51 $40,590
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 30 0.07 $17.60 $36,610

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motion Picture and Video Industries 1,430 0.38 $32.69 $67,990
Performing Arts Companies 1,880 1.61 $26.33 $54,760
Spectator Sports 40 0.03 $24.80 $51,580
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 290 0.03 $22.80 $47,420
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 240 0.23 $19.51 $40,590


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 1,640 0.11 2.51 $20.77 $43,190
New York 1,170 0.14 3.04 $40.99 $85,260
Florida 500 0.07 1.52 $12.04 $25,040
Texas 340 0.03 0.69 $21.28 $44,250
Nevada 320 0.28 6.32 $23.39 $48,650




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 320 0.28 6.32 $23.39 $48,650
New York 1,170 0.14 3.04 $40.99 $85,260
District of Columbia 80 0.12 2.59 $25.91 $53,890
California 1,640 0.11 2.51 $20.77 $43,190
Oklahoma 100 0.07 1.50 $12.29 $25,570




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 1,170 0.14 3.04 $40.99 $85,260
Massachusetts 50 0.02 0.34 $27.41 $57,020
District of Columbia 80 0.12 2.59 $25.91 $53,890
New Mexico (8) (8) (8) $25.31 $52,640
Georgia (8) (8) (8) $24.35 $50,640





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 1,040 0.20 4.48 $41.10 $85,490
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 860 0.22 4.86 $27.22 $56,630
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 560 0.39 8.68 $11.79 $24,530
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 300 0.36 7.98 $24.60 $51,160
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 190 0.07 1.52 $23.37 $48,610
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 100 0.04 0.97 $25.84 $53,750
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 80 0.06 1.32 $15.61 $32,470
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 70 0.02 0.45 $19.33 $40,210
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 70 0.05 1.11 $19.13 $39,790
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 50 0.05 1.05 $20.34 $42,310




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)
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 560 0.39 8.68 $11.79 $24,530
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 300 0.36 7.98 $24.60 $51,160
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 30 0.25 5.71 $16.86 $35,080
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 860 0.22 4.86 $27.22 $56,630
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,040 0.20 4.48 $41.10 $85,490
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 190 0.07 1.52 $23.37 $48,610
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 80 0.06 1.32 $15.61 $32,470
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 50 0.06 1.29 $12.84 $26,710
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 70 0.05 1.11 $19.13 $39,790
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 50 0.05 1.05 $20.34 $42,310




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 1,040 0.20 4.48 $41.10 $85,490
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 30 0.02 0.41 $30.75 $63,970
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.81 $28.79 $59,890
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 860 0.22 4.86 $27.22 $56,630
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 100 0.04 0.97 $25.84 $53,750
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN (8) (8) (8) $25.60 $53,250
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 300 0.36 7.98 $24.60 $51,160
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA (8) (8) (8) $24.34 $50,620
Tucson, AZ (8) (8) (8) $23.56 $49,000
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 190 0.07 1.52 $23.37 $48,610

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 30 0.49 11.12 $16.22 $33,730

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 30 0.49 11.12 $16.22 $33,730

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)
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area 30 0.49 11.12 $16.22 $33,730


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.

(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

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Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014