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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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 helping patrons locate such facilities as restrooms and telephones.


National estimates for Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers
Industry profile for Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers
Geographic profile for Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers

National estimates for Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
54,970 3.1 % $ 12.69 $ 26,390 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 8.65 $ 9.93 $ 11.75 $ 14.31 $ 17.56
Annual Wage (2) $ 17,990 $ 20,650 $ 24,440 $ 29,750 $ 36,530


Industry profile for Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motion Picture and Video Industries 21,790 6.91 $ 11.81 $ 24,560
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 5,840 7.52 $ 14.18 $ 29,500
Spectator Sports 4,060 3.56 $ 12.00 $ 24,970
Employment Services 4,030 0.12 $ 13.02 $ 27,090
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 2,970 0.10 $ 12.49 $ 25,980

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 5,840 7.52 $ 14.18 $ 29,500
Motion Picture and Video Industries 21,790 6.91 $ 11.81 $ 24,560
Spectator Sports 4,060 3.56 $ 12.00 $ 24,970
Performing Arts Companies 2,190 3.17 $ 14.60 $ 30,370
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 1,330 1.01 $ 13.45 $ 27,980

Top paying industries for Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Civic and Social Organizations 710 0.27 $ 19.88 $ 41,350
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 40 (7) $ 15.61 $ 32,460
Social Advocacy Organizations (8) (8) $ 15.55 $ 32,340
Other Schools and Instruction 150 0.04 $ 14.93 $ 31,040
Gambling Industries 490 0.27 $ 14.80 $ 30,770


Geographic profile for Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of ushers, lobby attendants, and ticket takers by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 6,740 0.55 1.41 $ 11.87 $ 24,700
California 6,320 0.38 0.98 $ 16.14 $ 33,580
Florida 4,350 0.51 1.30 $ 11.60 $ 24,130
New York 2,830 0.33 0.84 $ 15.99 $ 33,260
Georgia 2,150 0.49 1.26 $ 10.94 $ 22,760


Map of location quotient of ushers, lobby attendants, and ticket takers by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 1,910 1.48 3.80 $ 10.79 $ 22,440
Hawaii 650 1.19 3.04 $ 15.65 $ 32,550
Utah 1,230 0.79 2.03 $ 10.98 $ 22,840
South Dakota 320 0.76 1.94 $ 11.31 $ 23,520
North Dakota 290 0.73 1.88 $ 12.04 $ 25,050


Map of annual mean wages of ushers, lobby attendants, and ticket takers by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 340 0.51 1.31 $ 17.30 $ 35,980
Washington 1,040 0.32 0.83 $ 17.22 $ 35,820
California 6,320 0.38 0.98 $ 16.14 $ 33,580
New York 2,830 0.33 0.84 $ 15.99 $ 33,260
Massachusetts 670 0.20 0.51 $ 15.66 $ 32,580



Map of employment of ushers, lobby attendants, and ticket takers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 2,730 0.31 0.81 $ 16.27 $ 33,840
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,300 0.64 1.64 $ 12.37 $ 25,730
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,220 0.39 0.99 $ 15.96 $ 33,190
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,630 0.63 1.62 $ 11.34 $ 23,590
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 1,540 0.63 1.61 $ 12.43 $ 25,850
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,530 0.36 0.93 $ 14.12 $ 29,370
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 1,400 1.52 3.90 $ 10.89 $ 22,660
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,260 0.43 1.11 $ 11.42 $ 23,760
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,200 0.54 1.37 $ 17.86 $ 37,140
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 890 0.49 1.25 $ 12.92 $ 26,880


Map of location quotient of ushers, lobby attendants, and ticket takers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Charlottesville, VA 250 2.36 6.06 $ 23.34 $ 48,540
Knoxville, TN 780 2.02 5.19 $ 9.72 $ 20,220
Reno, NV 400 1.70 4.35 $ 10.64 $ 22,130
Rapid City, SD 110 1.69 4.34 $ 11.30 $ 23,500
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 1,400 1.52 3.90 $ 10.89 $ 22,660
Grand Forks, ND-MN 70 1.51 3.86 $ 13.02 $ 27,090
Urban Honolulu, HI 560 1.41 3.60 $ 15.38 $ 31,990
Terre Haute, IN 80 1.28 3.27 $ 8.92 $ 18,560
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 610 1.20 3.09 $ 9.48 $ 19,720
Logan, UT-ID 70 1.17 3.01 $ 9.58 $ 19,930


Map of annual mean wages of ushers, lobby attendants, and ticket takers by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Charlottesville, VA 250 2.36 6.06 $ 23.34 $ 48,540
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 60 0.90 2.30 $ 19.07 $ 39,670
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,200 0.54 1.37 $ 17.86 $ 37,140
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 620 0.32 0.83 $ 17.61 $ 36,620
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 50 0.22 0.56 $ 16.88 $ 35,110
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 190 0.17 0.43 $ 16.63 $ 34,580
Napa, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 16.32 $ 33,940
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 2,730 0.31 0.81 $ 16.27 $ 33,840
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,220 0.39 0.99 $ 15.96 $ 33,190
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 500 0.19 0.50 $ 15.88 $ 33,040

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area 270 3.82 9.80 $ 11.72 $ 24,380
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 130 0.34 0.86 $ 9.94 $ 20,670
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 90 0.59 1.51 $ 11.58 $ 24,080
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 90 0.85 2.18 $ 11.82 $ 24,580
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 90 0.58 1.49 $ 11.37 $ 23,640

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area 270 3.82 9.80 $ 11.72 $ 24,380
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 90 0.85 2.18 $ 11.82 $ 24,580
Central Utah nonmetropolitan area 40 0.77 1.97 $ 11.43 $ 23,780
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.76 1.94 $ 11.30 $ 23,490
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 60 0.70 1.80 $ 11.51 $ 23,950

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 70 0.61 1.56 $ 19.97 $ 41,540
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 30 0.36 0.92 $ 16.96 $ 35,280
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 40 0.42 1.07 $ 14.35 $ 29,860
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 40 0.37 0.96 $ 13.74 $ 28,580
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 70 0.41 1.04 $ 13.24 $ 27,540


About May 2021 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 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022