Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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)
107,200 2.8 % $9.76 $20,290 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.60 $8.12 $8.92 $10.50 $13.37
Annual Wage (2) $15,800 $16,890 $18,560 $21,840 $27,810


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 37,230 10.50 $8.99 $18,690
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 17,380 18.21 $9.99 $20,770
Spectator Sports 8,420 6.42 $9.92 $20,620
Employment Services 7,490 0.28 $8.91 $18,530
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 5,180 0.18 $10.34 $21,500

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 17,380 18.21 $9.99 $20,770
Motion Picture and Video Industries 37,230 10.50 $8.99 $18,690
Spectator Sports 8,420 6.42 $9.92 $20,620
Performing Arts Companies 4,840 4.27 $10.68 $22,210
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 3,060 2.38 $10.20 $21,210

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 80 (7) $15.95 $33,180
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 60 (7) $13.80 $28,710
Other Personal Services (8) (8) $13.74 $28,580
Traveler Accommodation 1,710 0.10 $13.19 $27,420
Lessors of Real Estate 2,170 0.38 $12.92 $26,870


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 14,300 1.02 1.21 $10.70 $22,250
New York 8,440 1.01 1.20 $13.48 $28,030
Texas 7,970 0.79 0.94 $8.65 $17,990
Pennsylvania 6,340 1.16 1.37 $10.90 $22,680
Florida 4,730 0.67 0.79 $9.18 $19,100




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 1,520 1.36 1.62 $11.51 $23,940
Tennessee 3,470 1.35 1.60 $8.74 $18,180
Idaho 700 1.17 1.39 $8.67 $18,020
Pennsylvania 6,340 1.16 1.37 $10.90 $22,680
Alaska 340 1.10 1.30 $8.91 $18,520




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 8,440 1.01 1.20 $13.48 $28,030
Nevada 1,520 1.36 1.62 $11.51 $23,940
District of Columbia (8) (8) (8) $11.09 $23,060
Pennsylvania 6,340 1.16 1.37 $10.90 $22,680
Connecticut 790 0.50 0.59 $10.77 $22,400

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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 6,670 1.34 1.59 $13.99 $29,100
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 5,130 1.45 1.72 $9.78 $20,330
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,470 1.17 1.39 $10.77 $22,400
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,390 0.96 1.14 $8.47 $17,620
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,050 1.14 1.35 $11.61 $24,160
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,990 1.45 1.72 $10.10 $21,000
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,880 0.82 0.97 $9.78 $20,350
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,880 1.98 2.34 $11.43 $23,770
Pittsburgh, PA 1,730 1.59 1.88 $10.18 $21,160
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,650 1.22 1.45 $10.64 $22,130




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)
Battle Creek, MI 120 2.23 2.64 $8.73 $18,170
Grand Forks, ND-MN 100 2.22 2.63 $9.28 $19,300
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 290 2.12 2.51 $9.68 $20,140
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,880 1.98 2.34 $11.43 $23,770
San Antonio, TX 1,640 1.97 2.34 $8.58 $17,840
Anchorage, AK 300 1.82 2.15 $8.62 $17,930
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 460 1.78 2.11 $8.72 $18,130
Jacksonville, FL 980 1.73 2.05 $8.46 $17,600
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 860 1.71 2.03 $9.20 $19,140
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 1,290 1.60 1.90 $11.79 $24,530




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)
Champaign-Urbana, IL 110 1.08 1.28 $16.49 $34,300
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 490 0.59 0.70 $14.17 $29,480
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 6,670 1.34 1.59 $13.99 $29,100
Rochester, NY 280 0.58 0.69 $13.36 $27,800
Waco, TX 80 0.85 1.01 $12.63 $26,270
Utica-Rome, NY 60 0.47 0.55 $11.95 $24,860
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 1,290 1.60 1.90 $11.79 $24,530
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,050 1.14 1.35 $11.61 $24,160
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 180 0.41 0.49 $11.49 $23,890
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,880 1.98 2.34 $11.43 $23,770

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 260 3.63 4.30 $9.90 $20,590
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 220 1.32 1.57 $8.52 $17,720
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 120 0.44 0.52 $9.89 $20,570
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 110 0.29 0.35 $10.06 $20,930
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 110 0.57 0.68 $9.61 $19,990

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 260 3.63 4.30 $9.90 $20,590
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 220 1.32 1.57 $8.52 $17,720
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 100 1.03 1.22 $9.11 $18,960
Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area 30 0.91 1.08 $9.38 $19,520
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 90 0.67 0.79 $8.12 $16,900

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)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 110 0.29 0.35 $10.06 $20,930
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.65 0.77 $9.98 $20,760
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area 260 3.63 4.30 $9.90 $20,590
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 120 0.44 0.52 $9.89 $20,570
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $9.80 $20,380


About May 2010 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 mean 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011