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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians

Set up, or set up and operate audio and video equipment including microphones, sound speakers, video screens, projectors, video monitors, recording equipment, connecting wires and cables, sound and mixing boards, and related electronic equipment for concerts, sports events, meetings and conventions, presentations, and news conferences. May also set up and operate associated spotlights and other custom lighting systems. Excludes "Sound Engineering Technicians" (27-4014).


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)
72,740 2.2 % $22.85 $47,530 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.88 $15.29 $20.28 $28.39 $37.77
Annual Wage (2) $24,710 $31,800 $42,190 $59,060 $78,570


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) 13,620 4.00 $22.02 $45,800
Motion Picture and Video Industries 12,700 2.97 $25.99 $54,050
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 3,980 0.13 $22.47 $46,740
Radio and Television Broadcasting 3,750 1.73 $21.46 $44,650
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 3,430 2.45 $21.55 $44,830

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 1,060 6.31 $21.75 $45,230
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 2,400 4.67 $22.58 $46,970
Rental and Leasing Services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only) 13,620 4.00 $22.02 $45,800
Motion Picture and Video Industries 12,700 2.97 $25.99 $54,050
Performing Arts Companies 3,200 2.53 $20.74 $43,130

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Legal Services 160 0.01 $29.18 $60,700
Scientific Research and Development Services 100 0.02 $28.49 $59,250
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 40 0.01 $27.96 $58,160
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 260 0.02 $27.49 $57,190
Other Information Services 440 0.16 $27.10 $56,360


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 15,930 0.95 1.87 $25.27 $52,560
New York 7,280 0.79 1.55 $26.41 $54,930
Texas 5,190 0.44 0.86 $21.97 $45,690
Florida 4,040 0.48 0.94 $19.23 $40,000
Illinois 2,980 0.50 0.99 $19.60 $40,770




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 2,570 1.96 3.85 $26.33 $54,780
District of Columbia 730 1.03 2.01 $30.78 $64,030
Utah 1,440 1.02 2.00 $20.39 $42,410
California 15,930 0.95 1.87 $25.27 $52,560
Hawaii 590 0.93 1.82 $25.14 $52,300




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 730 1.03 2.01 $30.78 $64,030
New Jersey 1,820 0.45 0.89 $26.85 $55,850
New York 7,280 0.79 1.55 $26.41 $54,930
Nevada 2,570 1.96 3.85 $26.33 $54,780
California 15,930 0.95 1.87 $25.27 $52,560



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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-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 8,910 2.01 3.94 $26.80 $55,740
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,850 0.87 1.71 $27.06 $56,280
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 2,470 0.67 1.32 $19.47 $40,500
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 2,210 2.30 4.50 $27.24 $56,660
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,850 0.73 1.44 $27.62 $57,460
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,530 0.58 1.15 $21.02 $43,730
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,410 0.76 1.50 $25.73 $53,520
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,290 0.44 0.86 $26.38 $54,870
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 1,160 0.96 1.87 $21.51 $44,730
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 1,150 1.03 2.02 $28.16 $58,580


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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 630 5.01 9.83 $29.12 $60,570
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 2,210 2.30 4.50 $27.24 $56,660
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 8,910 2.01 3.94 $26.80 $55,740
Salt Lake City, UT 1,000 1.44 2.82 $20.83 $43,330
Syracuse, NY 370 1.21 2.38 $20.53 $42,710
Provo-Orem, UT 270 1.16 2.26 $19.00 $39,520
Idaho Falls, ID 80 1.16 2.27 (8) (8)
Billings, MT 90 1.06 2.09 $17.13 $35,630
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 80 1.05 2.06 $27.73 $57,690
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 980 1.04 2.04 $22.21 $46,190


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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)
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 310 0.76 1.48 $30.93 $64,330
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 650 0.57 1.11 $29.55 $61,460
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 630 5.01 9.83 $29.12 $60,570
Santa Rosa, CA 70 0.37 0.72 $28.50 $59,290
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 1,150 1.03 2.02 $28.16 $58,580
Trenton, NJ 60 0.28 0.55 $27.78 $57,770
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 80 1.05 2.06 $27.73 $57,690
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,850 0.73 1.44 $27.62 $57,460
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 2,210 2.30 4.50 $27.24 $56,660
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 40 0.24 0.48 $27.18 $56,540

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 160 2.20 4.31 $18.21 $37,880
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 100 0.35 0.69 $18.75 $39,000
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 60 0.51 1.00 (8) (8)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.41 0.81 $13.48 $28,030
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 50 0.50 0.98 $26.95 $56,060

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 160 2.20 4.31 $18.21 $37,880
Wasatch Back nonmetropolitan area 40 1.24 2.44 (8) (8)
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 60 0.51 1.00 (8) (8)
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 50 0.50 0.98 $26.95 $56,060
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 50 0.46 0.89 $19.17 $39,870

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)
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 50 0.50 0.98 $26.95 $56,060
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 50 0.37 0.73 $21.76 $45,250
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 40 0.32 0.62 $21.72 $45,170
South Florida nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $21.22 $44,150
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.19 0.37 $20.79 $43,240


About May 2017 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.

(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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018