Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

39-3021 Motion Picture Projectionists

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


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)
5,700 9.2 % $11.92 $24,790 2.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.48 $9.23 $10.60 $13.14 $17.45
Annual Wage (2) $17,640 $19,200 $22,050 $27,340 $36,290


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 5,080 1.19 $11.68 $24,300
Individual and Family Services 230 0.01 $10.16 $21,130
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 150 0.09 $13.99 $29,110
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 60 0.04 $20.55 $42,740

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motion Picture and Video Industries 5,080 1.19 $11.68 $24,300
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 150 0.09 $13.99 $29,110
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 60 0.04 $20.55 $42,740
Individual and Family Services 230 0.01 $10.16 $21,130

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 60 0.04 $20.55 $42,740
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 150 0.09 $13.99 $29,110
Motion Picture and Video Industries 5,080 1.19 $11.68 $24,300
Individual and Family Services 230 0.01 $10.16 $21,130


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)
Florida 850 0.10 2.53 $11.05 $22,980
Texas 590 0.05 1.24 $11.72 $24,380
Illinois 590 0.10 2.47 $11.68 $24,280
Washington 240 0.08 1.92 $12.58 $26,160
Colorado 180 0.07 1.77 $11.52 $23,960




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)
Illinois 590 0.10 2.47 $11.68 $24,280
Florida 850 0.10 2.53 $11.05 $22,980
Washington 240 0.08 1.92 $12.58 $26,160
Oklahoma 120 0.08 1.88 $9.04 $18,800
Hawaii 50 0.07 1.86 $9.76 $20,300




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 180 0.02 0.49 $21.72 $45,170
California 150 0.01 0.22 $17.46 $36,310
Massachusetts 100 0.03 0.72 $15.36 $31,940
North Carolina (8) (8) (8) $12.80 $26,630
Nebraska 50 0.05 1.27 $12.58 $26,170



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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)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 250 0.04 0.95 $18.10 $37,650
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 120 0.09 2.15 $11.68 $24,300
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 120 0.03 0.79 $19.22 $39,980
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 100 0.12 3.09 $10.80 $22,460
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 80 0.17 4.32 $10.21 $21,230
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 80 0.08 1.90 $8.75 $18,200
Jacksonville, FL 50 0.08 1.97 $11.64 $24,210
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 50 0.04 1.10 $12.89 $26,810
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 40 0.07 1.74 $13.23 $27,530
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 40 0.07 1.69 $12.99 $27,010


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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)
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 40 0.17 4.30 $12.43 $25,850
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 80 0.17 4.32 $10.21 $21,230
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 100 0.12 3.09 $10.80 $22,460
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 120 0.09 2.15 $11.68 $24,300
Jacksonville, FL 50 0.08 1.97 $11.64 $24,210
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 80 0.08 1.90 $8.75 $18,200
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 40 0.07 1.69 $12.99 $27,010
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 40 0.07 1.74 $13.23 $27,530
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 250 0.04 0.95 $18.10 $37,650
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 50 0.04 1.10 $12.89 $26,810


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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)
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 120 0.03 0.79 $19.22 $39,980
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 250 0.04 0.95 $18.10 $37,650
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $18.04 $37,530
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $16.76 $34,850
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 40 0.07 1.74 $13.23 $27,530
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 40 0.07 1.69 $12.99 $27,010
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 50 0.04 1.10 $12.89 $26,810
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $12.62 $26,240
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 40 0.01 0.36 $12.54 $26,090
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 40 0.17 4.30 $12.43 $25,850


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

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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