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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

39-3021 Motion Picture Projectionists

Set up and operate motion picture projection and related sound reproduction equipment.


National estimates for Motion Picture Projectionists
Industry profile for Motion Picture Projectionists
Geographic profile for Motion Picture Projectionists

National estimates for Motion Picture Projectionists:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Motion Picture Projectionists:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
1,620 8.9 % $ 15.85 $ 32,970 2.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for Motion Picture Projectionists:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 10.72 $ 12.00 $ 14.11 $ 18.01 $ 22.78
Annual Wage (2) $ 22,290 $ 24,960 $ 29,350 $ 37,450 $ 47,390


Industry profile for Motion Picture Projectionists:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Motion Picture Projectionists are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Motion Picture Projectionists, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Motion Picture Projectionists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motion Picture and Video Industries 1,390 0.44 $ 15.28 $ 31,780
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 90 0.07 $ 18.07 $ 37,580
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 40 0.00 $ 22.01 $ 45,780

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Motion Picture Projectionists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motion Picture and Video Industries 1,390 0.44 $ 15.28 $ 31,780
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 90 0.07 $ 18.07 $ 37,580
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 40 0.00 $ 22.01 $ 45,780

Top paying industries for Motion Picture Projectionists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 40 (7) $ 22.01 $ 45,780
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 90 0.07 $ 18.07 $ 37,580
Motion Picture and Video Industries 1,390 0.44 $ 15.28 $ 31,780


Geographic profile for Motion Picture Projectionists:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Motion Picture Projectionists are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Motion Picture Projectionists, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of motion picture projectionists by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Motion Picture Projectionists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florida 320 0.04 3.20 $ 17.61 $ 36,620
New York 130 0.01 1.26 $ 20.35 $ 42,320
California 120 0.01 0.63 $ 24.37 $ 50,680
Missouri 110 0.04 3.47 $ 12.21 $ 25,390
Tennessee 100 0.03 2.78 $ 12.52 $ 26,050


Map of location quotient of motion picture projectionists by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Motion Picture Projectionists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Missouri 110 0.04 3.47 $ 12.21 $ 25,390
Florida 320 0.04 3.20 $ 17.61 $ 36,620
Tennessee 100 0.03 2.78 $ 12.52 $ 26,050
Iowa 40 0.02 2.16 $ 11.54 $ 24,010
Washington 70 0.02 1.83 $ 18.02 $ 37,490


Map of annual mean wages of motion picture projectionists by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Motion Picture Projectionists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 120 0.01 0.63 $ 24.37 $ 50,680
New York 130 0.01 1.26 $ 20.35 $ 42,320
Washington 70 0.02 1.83 $ 18.02 $ 37,490
Florida 320 0.04 3.20 $ 17.61 $ 36,620
Arizona (8) (8) (8) $ 17.35 $ 36,090



Map of employment of motion picture projectionists by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Motion Picture Projectionists:

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 70 0.01 0.68 $ 21.65 $ 45,030
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 50 0.01 0.81 $ 21.78 $ 45,300


Map of location quotient of motion picture projectionists by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Motion Picture Projectionists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 50 0.01 0.81 $ 21.78 $ 45,300
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 70 0.01 0.68 $ 21.65 $ 45,030


Map of annual mean wages of motion picture projectionists by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Motion Picture Projectionists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 50 0.01 0.81 $ 21.78 $ 45,300
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 70 0.01 0.68 $ 21.65 $ 45,030


About May 2021 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022