Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers

Assist patrons at entertainment events by performing duties, such as collecting admission tickets and passes from patrons, assisting in finding seats, searching for lost articles, and locating such facilities as rest rooms and telephones.


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)
124,710 2.2 % $10.85 $22,580 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.27 $8.99 $10.01 $11.70 $14.74
Annual Wage (2) $17,210 $18,690 $20,820 $24,330 $30,660


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 48,820 11.44 $9.91 $20,620
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 22,470 16.01 $11.84 $24,630
Employment Services 8,090 0.23 $10.11 $21,020
Spectator Sports 7,630 5.38 $11.21 $23,310
Performing Arts Companies 7,570 5.98 $11.94 $24,830

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 22,470 16.01 $11.84 $24,630
Motion Picture and Video Industries 48,820 11.44 $9.91 $20,620
Performing Arts Companies 7,570 5.98 $11.94 $24,830
Spectator Sports 7,630 5.38 $11.21 $23,310
Amusement Parks and Arcades 3,590 1.81 $10.93 $22,730

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 60 0.12 $20.63 $42,910
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 730 0.17 $14.73 $30,630
Real Estate 1,240 0.08 $14.31 $29,760
Gambling Industries 940 0.38 $14.04 $29,210
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land 60 0.41 $13.55 $28,180


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 14,590 0.87 1.00 $12.40 $25,780
New York 11,910 1.29 1.48 $12.21 $25,400
Texas 8,450 0.71 0.81 $10.68 $22,210
Florida 7,890 0.94 1.07 $10.02 $20,840
Pennsylvania 5,980 1.03 1.18 $10.34 $21,500




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 2,040 1.56 1.78 $13.48 $28,040
Utah 2,190 1.55 1.77 $9.75 $20,280
District of Columbia 1,060 1.50 1.71 (8) (8)
Idaho 990 1.45 1.66 $9.56 $19,890
New York 11,910 1.29 1.48 $12.21 $25,400




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 3,390 1.06 1.21 $13.55 $28,180
Nevada 2,040 1.56 1.78 $13.48 $28,040
California 14,590 0.87 1.00 $12.40 $25,780
New York 11,910 1.29 1.48 $12.21 $25,400
Massachusetts 2,570 0.73 0.83 $12.19 $25,360



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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 10,890 1.63 1.86 $12.52 $26,030
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,310 0.97 1.11 $12.87 $26,760
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 3,400 0.93 1.06 $11.01 $22,910
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,650 1.34 1.53 $11.19 $23,280
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 2,440 2.06 2.35 $9.70 $20,180
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,440 0.93 1.06 $9.50 $19,750
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 2,400 1.48 1.70 $11.44 $23,790
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,340 0.80 0.91 $12.11 $25,180
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,310 1.19 1.37 $11.29 $23,480
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,290 0.91 1.04 $11.72 $24,370


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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)
Knoxville, TN 1,400 3.69 4.22 $8.82 $18,350
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 400 3.21 3.66 $11.05 $22,990
Green Bay, WI 460 2.67 3.06 $9.51 $19,790
Boise City, ID 770 2.49 2.84 $9.57 $19,910
Grand Forks, ND-MN 120 2.42 2.77 $9.53 $19,810
St. George, UT 150 2.39 2.74 $10.15 $21,110
Johnson City, TN 180 2.36 2.69 $10.57 $22,000
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 2,440 2.06 2.35 $9.70 $20,180
Raleigh, NC 1,220 2.01 2.29 $9.24 $19,210
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 1,910 1.99 2.27 $13.59 $28,270


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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)
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 230 1.01 1.15 $16.91 $35,170
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 890 0.80 0.91 $15.54 $32,320
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA (8) (8) (8) $14.94 $31,080
Elgin, IL Metropolitan Division 60 0.22 0.25 $14.45 $30,050
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI (8) (8) (8) $14.02 $29,170
Tacoma-Lakewood, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $13.89 $28,890
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 2,080 1.26 1.44 $13.70 $28,500
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 1,910 1.99 2.27 $13.59 $28,270
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,020 0.94 1.07 $13.25 $27,550
Eugene, OR 40 0.24 0.27 $12.91 $26,840

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area 460 6.24 7.13 $9.20 $19,130
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 220 1.67 1.91 $9.38 $19,500
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 190 0.81 0.93 $10.24 $21,300
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 180 0.95 1.09 $13.42 $27,910
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 170 0.79 0.91 $8.59 $17,870

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area 460 6.24 7.13 $9.20 $19,130
Central Utah nonmetropolitan area 70 3.34 3.82 $8.73 $18,160
Nantucket Island and Martha's Vineyard nonmetropolitan area 60 3.14 3.59 $12.27 $25,530
Wasatch Back nonmetropolitan area 80 2.34 2.68 $11.74 $24,410
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 220 1.67 1.91 $9.38 $19,500

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Arizona nonmetropolitan area 60 0.63 0.72 $16.84 $35,030
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 180 0.95 1.09 $13.42 $27,910
Nantucket Island and Martha's Vineyard nonmetropolitan area 60 3.14 3.59 $12.27 $25,530
Northwest Washington nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $11.88 $24,710
Wasatch Back nonmetropolitan area 80 2.34 2.68 $11.74 $24,410


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

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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