Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
69,670 2.2 % $22.81 $47,450 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.55 $14.96 $20.30 $28.32 $37.97
Annual Wage (2) $24,020 $31,110 $42,230 $58,910 $78,980


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 13,250 3.14 $25.57 $53,190
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 8,830 6.13 $21.53 $44,780
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 4,110 0.14 $22.19 $46,160
Radio and Television Broadcasting 4,050 1.84 $21.38 $44,460
Performing Arts Companies 2,750 2.19 $21.11 $43,920

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 1,070 6.27 $20.03 $41,660
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 8,830 6.13 $21.53 $44,780
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 2,500 4.65 $22.90 $47,630
Motion Picture and Video Industries 13,250 3.14 $25.57 $53,190
General Rental Centers 1,000 2.63 $25.78 $53,620

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 60 0.01 $40.51 $84,270
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers 180 0.05 $30.22 $62,850
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution (8) (8) $29.87 $62,120
Scientific Research and Development Services 110 0.02 $27.41 $57,020
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 960 0.10 $27.32 $56,820


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 15,340 0.96 1.94 $25.89 $53,850
New York 6,580 0.72 1.46 $25.96 $54,000
Texas 4,720 0.40 0.81 $22.08 $45,930
Florida 4,250 0.52 1.04 $19.60 $40,760
Nevada 2,720 2.14 4.31 $26.05 $54,180




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 2,720 2.14 4.31 $26.05 $54,180
Hawaii 610 0.97 1.95 $22.07 $45,900
California 15,340 0.96 1.94 $25.89 $53,850
Utah 1,290 0.94 1.89 $21.02 $43,710
District of Columbia 620 0.88 1.77 $27.88 $57,980




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 620 0.88 1.77 $27.88 $57,980
New Jersey 1,550 0.39 0.79 $26.75 $55,640
Nevada 2,720 2.14 4.31 $26.05 $54,180
New York 6,580 0.72 1.46 $25.96 $54,000
California 15,340 0.96 1.94 $25.89 $53,850





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 9,590 2.27 4.58 $27.61 $57,420
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,950 0.75 1.51 $26.79 $55,720
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 2,340 2.50 5.05 $27.12 $56,400
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,940 0.53 1.08 $21.10 $43,890
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,450 0.58 1.18 $25.62 $53,290
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,420 0.79 1.58 $24.16 $50,260
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,390 0.55 1.10 $21.17 $44,030
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,230 0.64 1.28 $24.55 $51,070
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 1,200 1.02 2.06 $21.96 $45,680
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 1,170 1.29 2.59 $23.27 $48,390




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 470 3.77 7.59 $29.85 $62,080
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 2,340 2.50 5.05 $27.12 $56,400
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 9,590 2.27 4.58 $27.61 $57,420
Carson City, NV 50 1.88 3.79 $19.91 $41,420
Provo-Orem, UT 310 1.40 2.81 $18.83 $39,160
Reno, NV 270 1.29 2.60 $18.33 $38,120
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 1,170 1.29 2.59 $23.27 $48,390
Salt Lake City, UT 810 1.19 2.40 $22.35 $46,500
Bismarck, ND 90 1.18 2.37 $22.13 $46,020
Urban Honolulu, HI 540 1.17 2.35 $21.36 $44,440