Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
75,940 2.2 % $23.53 $48,940 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.30 $15.75 $21.04 $28.99 $38.52
Annual Wage (2) $25,590 $32,770 $43,770 $60,290 $80,130


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) 14,590 4.26 $22.50 $46,790
Motion Picture and Video Industries 10,970 2.67 $27.84 $57,920
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 4,190 2.78 $22.67 $47,150
Radio and Television Broadcasting 3,730 1.72 $22.26 $46,310
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 3,680 0.12 $22.68 $47,180

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 1,180 6.77 $22.73 $47,290
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 2,640 5.10 $22.76 $47,340
Rental and Leasing Services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only) 14,590 4.26 $22.50 $46,790
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 4,190 2.78 $22.67 $47,150
Motion Picture and Video Industries 10,970 2.67 $27.84 $57,920

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Specialty Trade Contractors (8) (8) $53.59 $111,470
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 30 0.01 $30.97 $64,420
Legal Services 190 0.02 $29.63 $61,630
Scientific Research and Development Services 100 0.01 $28.56 $59,410
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 260 0.02 $28.34 $58,960


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 14,290 0.84 1.60 $27.27 $56,710
New York 7,780 0.83 1.58 $26.51 $55,140
Texas 5,340 0.44 0.84 $20.04 $41,680
Florida 4,870 0.57 1.08 $21.47 $44,670
Nevada 2,860 2.12 4.04 $25.76 $53,570




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 2,860 2.12 4.04 $25.76 $53,570
District of Columbia 900 1.26 2.39 $31.29 $65,090
Utah 1,630 1.12 2.13 $21.23 $44,150
California 14,290 0.84 1.60 $27.27 $56,710
New York 7,780 0.83 1.58 $26.51 $55,140




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 900 1.26 2.39 $31.29 $65,090
California 14,290 0.84 1.60 $27.27 $56,710
New York 7,780 0.83 1.58 $26.51 $55,140
Connecticut 730 0.44 0.84 $26.51 $55,130
Hawaii 430 0.67 1.27 $26.31 $54,720





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 8,620 1.41 2.69 $28.11 $58,470
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 7,690 0.81 1.54 $26.96 $56,080
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,390 0.52 0.98 $21.09 $43,870
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 2,380 2.42 4.61 $26.77 $55,670
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,270 0.72 1.38 $28.67 $59,620
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 2,070 0.85 1.63 $29.71 $61,800
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,900 0.71 1.35 $21.51 $44,750
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,790 0.65 1.23 $26.50 $55,120
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,790 0.50 0.95 $19.48 $40,520
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 1,710 1.36 2.59 $24.98 $51,950




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 870 6.89 13.14 $25.35 $52,720
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 2,380 2.42 4.61 $26.77 $55,670
Salt Lake City, UT 1,250 1.76 3.35 $21.98 $45,710
Reno, NV 400 1.73 3.30 $20.22 $42,060
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 8,620 1.41 2.69 $28.11 $58,470
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 1,710 1.36 2.59 $24.98 $51,950
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 1,240 1.28 2.43 $23.85 $49,620
Syracuse, NY 340 1.12 2.14 $20.66 $42,980
St. George, UT 70 1.04 1.98 $21.24 $44,180
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 80 1.03 1.96 $28.25 $58,760