Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

27-3012 Public Address System and Other Announcers

Make announcements over public address system at sporting or other public events. May act as master of ceremonies or disc jockey at weddings, parties, clubs, or other gathering places.


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)
8,120 6.1 % $19.27 $40,070 4.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.35 $9.39 $12.61 $22.46 $34.08
Annual Wage (2) $17,370 $19,540 $26,230 $46,710 $70,890


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)
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 2,590 0.74 $17.21 $35,790
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 1,970 3.99 $21.03 $43,740
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 690 0.06 $9.94 $20,670
Radio and Television Broadcasting 620 0.29 $12.44 $25,880
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 570 0.01 $19.65 $40,860

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 1,970 3.99 $21.03 $43,740
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 2,590 0.74 $17.21 $35,790
Performing Arts Companies 400 0.35 $30.18 $62,770
Spectator Sports 400 0.30 $19.17 $39,870
Radio and Television Broadcasting 620 0.29 $12.44 $25,880

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Performing Arts Companies 400 0.35 $30.18 $62,770
Traveler Accommodation 30 (7) $21.27 $44,240
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 1,970 3.99 $21.03 $43,740
Other Personal Services (8) (8) $19.77 $41,120
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 570 0.01 $19.65 $40,860


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 1,110 0.08 1.24 $23.10 $48,050
New York 860 0.10 1.61 $23.82 $49,550
Texas 770 0.07 1.17 $11.85 $24,660
Minnesota 720 0.27 4.37 $16.61 $34,550
Colorado 440 0.20 3.18 (8) (8)




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)
Minnesota 720 0.27 4.37 $16.61 $34,550
Rhode Island 110 0.24 3.81 $19.16 $39,850
Nevada 240 0.22 3.45 $14.22 $29,580
North Dakota 80 0.20 3.28 (8) (8)
Colorado 440 0.20 3.18 (8) (8)




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vermont 50 0.17 2.80 $27.47 $57,150
New York 860 0.10 1.61 $23.82 $49,550
California 1,110 0.08 1.24 $23.10 $48,050
New Jersey 220 0.06 0.93 $22.68 $47,170
South Carolina (8) (8) (8) $21.89 $45,530





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 630 0.12 1.95 $19.44 $40,440
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 580 0.33 5.31 $17.44 $36,270
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 400 0.10 1.66 $35.98 $74,840
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 340 0.28 4.42 (8) (8)
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 230 0.28 4.47 $14.49 $30,140
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 210 0.21 3.43 $21.79 $45,320
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 160 0.20 3.17 $19.34 $40,220
St. Louis, MO-IL 130 0.10 1.68 $12.99 $27,010
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 130 0.11 1.81 $13.39 $27,860
Kansas City, MO-KS 130 0.13 2.14 (8) (8)




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)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 580 0.33 5.31 $17.44 $36,270
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 230 0.28 4.47 $14.49 $30,140
Fargo, ND-MN 40 0.28 4.52 (8) (8)
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 340 0.28 4.42 (8) (8)
Ann Arbor, MI 50 0.28 4.53 $25.75 $53,560
Green Bay, WI 40 0.24 3.87 $19.72 $41,020
Colorado Springs, CO 50 0.22 3.60 $9.16 $19,060
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 210 0.21 3.43 $21.79 $45,320
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 110 0.20 3.21 $19.16 $39,850
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 160 0.20 3.17 $19.34 $40,220




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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 400 0.10 1.66 $35.98 $74,840
Madison, WI 60 0.18 2.83 $28.10 $58,450
Ann Arbor, MI 50 0.28 4.53 $25.75 $53,560
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 80 0.02 0.35 $24.04 $50,000
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 50 0.11 1.82 $23.59 $49,060
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 210 0.21 3.43 $21.79 $45,320
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 60 0.07 1.12 $21.60 $44,930
Green Bay, WI 40 0.24 3.87 $19.72 $41,020
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 630 0.12 1.95 $19.44 $40,440
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 160 0.20 3.17 $19.34 $40,220

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)
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 4.95 $9.65 $20,070

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)
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 4.95 $9.65 $20,070

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)
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 4.95 $9.65 $20,070


About May 2012 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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013