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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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 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)
138,160 2.4 % $11.96 $24,870 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.50 $9.35 $11.30 $13.38 $16.91
Annual Wage (2) $17,680 $19,460 $23,500 $27,840 $35,170


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)
Motion Picture and Video Industries 53,480 12.47 $10.85 $22,570
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 27,690 17.64 $13.57 $28,220
Spectator Sports 8,330 5.67 $12.30 $25,580
Performing Arts Companies 7,110 5.32 $13.60 $28,280
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 3,140 0.06 $12.60 $26,210

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 27,690 17.64 $13.57 $28,220
Motion Picture and Video Industries 53,480 12.47 $10.85 $22,570
Spectator Sports 8,330 5.67 $12.30 $25,580
Performing Arts Companies 7,110 5.32 $13.60 $28,280
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 2,340 1.37 $12.89 $26,800

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Gambling Industries 620 0.27 $13.92 $28,960
Performing Arts Companies 7,110 5.32 $13.60 $28,280
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 27,690 17.64 $13.57 $28,220
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 120 0.01 $13.55 $28,190
Other Schools and Instruction 290 0.06 $13.48 $28,050


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 17,470 1.01 1.07 $13.99 $29,110
New York 11,200 1.18 1.25 $15.57 $32,380
Texas 10,020 0.81 0.86 $11.61 $24,140
Florida 8,690 0.99 1.05 $11.98 $24,910
Illinois 6,020 1.00 1.06 $11.55 $24,030




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 3,500 2.51 2.67 $10.95 $22,780
Missouri 3,770 1.34 1.42 $10.67 $22,180
Georgia 6,010 1.34 1.43 $10.97 $22,810
Tennessee 3,880 1.29 1.37 $10.19 $21,180
Delaware 570 1.26 1.34 $11.28 $23,460




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 11,200 1.18 1.25 $15.57 $32,380
Vermont (8) (8) (8) $14.97 $31,140
Washington 3,370 1.02 1.08 $14.84 $30,880
Massachusetts 2,450 0.68 0.72 $14.76 $30,710
California 17,470 1.01 1.07 $13.99 $29,110





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 11,140 1.15 1.23 $15.28 $31,780
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 9,260 1.48 1.58 $14.22 $29,580
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 4,980 1.07 1.13 $11.65 $24,240
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 4,070 1.48 1.58 $11.24 $23,370
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 3,930 1.23 1.31 $12.85 $26,720
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 3,740 1.02 1.09 $11.64 $24,220
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 2,980 2.92 3.10 $11.02 $22,930
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 2,770 1.05 1.11 $12.42 $25,840
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,650 1.34 1.43 $11.98 $24,910
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 2,540 1.26 1.34 $15.26 $31,740




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)
Laredo, TX 370 3.53 3.75 $11.73 $24,410
Green Bay, WI 580 3.31 3.52 $10.95 $22,780
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 2,980 2.92 3.10 $11.02 $22,930
Knoxville, TN 1,080 2.84 3.02 $9.32 $19,390
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 840 2.66 2.83 $10.00 $20,810
Rapid City, SD 150 2.24 2.38 $10.42 $21,670
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 1,370 2.16 2.30 $10.87 $22,600
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 350 2.09 2.22 $9.44 $19,640
Columbia, SC 780 2.04 2.17 $9.27 $19,280
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 630 1.98 2.10 $13.13 $27,310