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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

27-4098 Lighting Technicians and Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other

This occupation includes the 2018 SOC occupations 27-4015 Lighting Technicians and 27-4099 Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other and the 2010 SOC occupation 27-4099 Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other.


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)
23,440 9.8 % $35.43 $73,700 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.12 $21.67 $35.32 $46.63 $56.12
Annual Wage (2) $29,360 $45,080 $73,460 $96,980 $116,740


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 6,940 1.62 $40.03 $83,260
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 4,320 0.22 $44.07 $91,670
Radio and Television Broadcasting 3,990 1.86 (8) (8)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,220 0.04 $22.68 $47,180
Rental and Leasing Services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only) 380 0.11 $24.76 $51,510

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Radio and Television Broadcasting 3,990 1.86 (8) (8)
Motion Picture and Video Industries 6,940 1.62 $40.03 $83,260
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 270 0.51 $23.84 $49,590
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 270 0.51 (8) (8)
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media 40 0.31 $25.55 $53,140

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 4,320 0.22 $44.07 $91,670
Motion Picture and Video Industries 6,940 1.62 $40.03 $83,260
Scientific Research and Development Services 30 (7) $35.00 $72,810
Traveler Accommodation 210 0.01 $32.81 $68,240
Telecommunications 370 0.05 $32.04 $66,640


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 10,350 0.60 3.73 $37.29 $77,560
Georgia 1,010 0.23 1.41 $37.40 $77,800
Florida 860 0.10 0.61 $39.54 $82,250
Texas 790 0.06 0.40 $37.16 $77,280
New Jersey 780 0.19 1.20 $26.31 $54,730




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)
California 10,350 0.60 3.73 $37.29 $77,560
Hawaii 310 0.49 3.07 $32.46 $67,520
District of Columbia 340 0.47 2.97 $49.74 $103,450
Nevada 340 0.24 1.51 $34.10 $70,920
Maryland 640 0.24 1.48 $43.36 $90,190




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 340 0.47 2.97 $49.74 $103,450
Virginia 480 0.12 0.77 $44.91 $93,410
Maryland 640 0.24 1.48 $43.36 $90,190
Pennsylvania (8) (8) (8) $41.90 $87,150
South Carolina 30 0.02 0.10 $39.55 $82,260





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 8,310 1.33 8.35 $38.22 $79,500
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 860 0.32 1.97 $37.72 $78,460
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 730 0.23 1.44 $48.53 $100,950
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 400 0.29 1.80 $43.04 $89,530
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 310 0.31 1.93 $34.74 $72,250
Urban Honolulu, HI 280 0.61 3.82 $33.44 $69,560
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 260 0.17 1.06 $26.94 $56,040
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 250 0.17 1.07 $32.77 $68,150
Colorado Springs, CO 240 0.82 5.17 $42.59 $88,580
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 230 0.17 1.06 $39.20 $81,530




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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 8,310 1.33 8.35 $38.22 $79,500
Ann Arbor, MI 230 1.00 6.29 $11.56 $24,040
Colorado Springs, CO 240 0.82 5.17 $42.59 $88,580
Urban Honolulu, HI 280 0.61 3.82 $33.44 $69,560
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 60 0.35 2.17 $36.66 $76,250
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 170 0.35 2.16 $27.18 $56,540
Eugene, OR 50 0.35 2.17 $20.42 $42,460
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 860 0.32 1.97 $37.72 $78,460
Salinas, CA 60 0.31 1.91 $43.00 $89,430
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 310 0.31 1.93 $34.74 $72,250




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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 730 0.23 1.44 $48.53 $100,950
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 190 0.06 0.40 $48.08 $100,000
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 400 0.29 1.80 $43.04 $89,530
Salinas, CA 60 0.31 1.91 $43.00 $89,430
Colorado Springs, CO 240 0.82 5.17 $42.59 $88,580
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL (8) (8) (8) $42.57 $88,550
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 60 0.25 1.59 $41.29 $85,890
St. Louis, MO-IL 60 0.05 0.28 $40.79 $84,850
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 130 0.03 0.18 $40.00 $83,200
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 200 0.26 1.65 $39.76 $82,710


About May 2019 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2020