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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

27-4011 Audio and Video Technicians

Set up, maintain, and dismantle audio and video equipment, such as microphones, sound speakers, connecting wires and cables, sound and mixing boards, video cameras, video monitors and servers, and related electronic equipment for live or recorded events, such as concerts, meetings, conventions, presentations, podcasts, news conferences, and sporting events. Excludes “Sound Engineering Technicians” (27-4014), “Lighting Technicians” (27-4015), and “Audiovisual Equipment Installers and Repairers” (49-2097).


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)
73,960 2.4 % $24.65 $51,260 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.83 $16.47 $22.07 $30.10 $39.99
Annual Wage (2) $26,690 $34,270 $45,910 $62,610 $83,170


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)
Rental and Leasing Services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only) 15,080 4.34 $23.61 $49,100
Motion Picture and Video Industries 9,510 2.22 $30.57 $63,580
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 4,680 2.98 $23.20 $48,250
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 3,700 0.12 $23.40 $48,670
Radio and Television Broadcasting 3,680 1.71 $24.35 $50,650

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 900 4.82 $23.79 $49,480
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 2,460 4.62 $23.20 $48,250
Rental and Leasing Services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only) 15,080 4.34 $23.61 $49,100
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 4,680 2.98 $23.20 $48,250
Performing Arts Companies 3,450 2.58 $23.39 $48,650

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Software Publishers 130 0.03 $37.54 $78,090
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing (8) (8) $34.24 $71,210
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 40 (7) $33.18 $69,010
Nonresidential Building Construction (8) (8) $32.69 $67,990
Legal Services 250 0.02 $31.03 $64,540


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 13,610 0.78 1.55 $29.38 $61,120
New York 7,760 0.82 1.62 $28.04 $58,320
Florida 5,680 0.65 1.28 $22.73 $47,270
Texas 4,820 0.39 0.77 $19.34 $40,240
Illinois 2,930 0.49 0.97 $21.49 $44,710




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 2,110 1.51 3.00 $27.06 $56,280
District of Columbia 850 1.18 2.34 $33.19 $69,030
Utah 1,290 0.85 1.70 $20.21 $42,040
New York 7,760 0.82 1.62 $28.04 $58,320
Hawaii 510 0.81 1.60 $26.21 $54,520




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 850 1.18 2.34 $33.19 $69,030
Washington 1,660 0.50 0.99 $31.40 $65,320
California 13,610 0.78 1.55 $29.38 $61,120
New York 7,760 0.82 1.62 $28.04 $58,320
Connecticut 890 0.54 1.06 $27.49 $57,180





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-Anaheim, CA 7,950 1.27 2.53 $31.08 $64,650
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 7,940 0.82 1.63 $28.82 $59,950
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,710 0.58 1.15 $21.47 $44,670
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 2,180 1.68 3.34 $24.90 $51,800
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,070 0.65 1.29 $29.50 $61,360
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,980 0.72 1.43 $21.89 $45,520
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,830 0.50 0.99 $19.02 $39,570
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,800 0.73 1.44 $30.84 $64,140
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 1,780 1.75 3.47 $28.06 $58,360
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,690 0.60 1.20 $27.48 $57,160




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 880 6.68 13.26 $23.63 $49,160
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 1,780 1.75 3.47 $28.06 $58,360
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 2,180 1.68 3.34 $24.90 $51,800
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 7,950 1.27 2.53 $31.08 $64,650
Reno, NV 290 1.21 2.40 $21.72 $45,170
Anchorage, AK 210 1.21 2.40 $19.68 $40,940
Salt Lake City, UT 860 1.17 2.33 $20.31 $42,250
Lafayette, LA 200 1.03 2.04 $16.89 $35,120
Lancaster, PA 250 1.01 2.00 $26.52 $55,150
Albuquerque, NM 390 0.99 1.97 $18.52 $38,520