Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
117,920 2.4 % $10.45 $21,740 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.16 $8.78 $9.58 $11.28 $14.28
Annual Wage (2) $16,970 $18,270 $19,920 $23,470 $29,690


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 45,120 10.68 $9.72 $20,220
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 19,740 15.07 $11.37 $23,640
Spectator Sports 8,060 5.77 $10.64 $22,140
Employment Services 7,090 0.20 $9.89 $20,570
Performing Arts Companies 6,770 5.38 $11.08 $23,050

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 19,740 15.07 $11.37 $23,640
Motion Picture and Video Industries 45,120 10.68 $9.72 $20,220
Spectator Sports 8,060 5.77 $10.64 $22,140
Performing Arts Companies 6,770 5.38 $11.08 $23,050
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 3,020 1.93 $11.17 $23,230

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 0.11 $20.16 $41,940
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 610 0.14 $15.27 $31,760
Activities Related to Real Estate 380 0.06 $13.48 $28,030
Lessors of Real Estate 610 0.10 $13.29 $27,640
Gambling Industries 1,150 0.45 $13.21 $27,470


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 15,240 0.95 1.14 $11.66 $24,240
New York 9,250 1.02 1.21 $11.51 $23,950
Florida 7,810 0.95 1.13 $9.49 $19,740
Texas 7,430 0.63 0.75 $10.35 $21,530
Pennsylvania 6,070 1.06 1.26 $9.98 $20,750




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 2,470 1.94 2.31 $13.82 $28,750
Utah 2,040 1.49 1.77 $9.07 $18,870
Colorado 3,190 1.27 1.51 $9.95 $20,700
Washington 3,650 1.19 1.42 $13.47 $28,010
Hawaii 720 1.14 1.35 $9.97 $20,730




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 2,470 1.94 2.31 $13.82 $28,750
Washington 3,650 1.19 1.42 $13.47 $28,010
Vermont 50 0.16 0.19 $13.20 $27,460
New Jersey 2,670 0.68 0.80 $12.73 $26,470
California 15,240 0.95 1.14 $11.66 $24,240





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 8,130 1.23 1.47 $12.11 $25,180
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,490 1.06 1.27 $12.12 $25,200
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 3,140 0.86 1.03 $10.98 $22,830
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 2,450 1.54 1.84 $13.86 $28,820
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,450 0.96 1.14 $9.28 $19,300
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 2,270 2.43 2.89 $14.07 $29,260
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 2,190 1.88 2.24 $9.29 $19,320
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,880 0.75 0.90 $10.94 $22,740
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,850 1.18 1.41 $11.08 $23,050
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,780 0.92 1.10 $9.44 $19,630




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 1,390 3.62 4.31 $8.46 $17,590
Johnson City, TN 200 2.51 2.99 $10.27 $21,360
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 2,270 2.43 2.89 $14.07 $29,260
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 300 2.35 2.79 $11.43 $23,780
Fort Wayne, IN 410 1.92 2.29 $8.44 $17,550
Boise City, ID 560 1.90 2.26 $9.67 $20,110
Salt Lake City, UT 1,280 1.89 2.25 $8.98 $18,670
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 2,190 1.88 2.24 $9.29 $19,320
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,550 1.74 2.08 $9.71 $20,200
Laredo, TX 170 1.70 2.02 $8.66 $18,010