Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
6,290 5.4 % $11.18 $23,260 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.15 $8.78 $10.02 $12.53 $16.28
Annual Wage (2) $16,950 $18,260 $20,830 $26,070 $33,860


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 5,920 1.57 $10.84 $22,540
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 170 0.11 $14.74 $30,660
Performing Arts Companies 60 0.05 $15.22 $31,660
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 30 0.06 $25.01 $52,010
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 30 0.03 $17.39 $36,180

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 5,920 1.57 $10.84 $22,540
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 170 0.11 $14.74 $30,660
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 30 0.06 $25.01 $52,010
Performing Arts Companies 60 0.05 $15.22 $31,660
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 30 0.03 $17.39 $36,180

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 30 0.06 $25.01 $52,010
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 30 0.03 $17.39 $36,180
Performing Arts Companies 60 0.05 $15.22 $31,660
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 170 0.11 $14.74 $30,660
Motion Picture and Video Industries 5,920 1.57 $10.84 $22,540


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 840 0.11 2.36 $10.41 $21,650
California 760 0.05 1.07 $11.57 $24,060
Texas 450 0.04 0.86 $10.35 $21,520
New York 380 0.04 0.92 $13.30 $27,670
Massachusetts 320 0.10 2.04 $13.69 $28,480



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)
Florida 840 0.11 2.36 $10.41 $21,650
Massachusetts 320 0.10 2.04 $13.69 $28,480
Arkansas 110 0.10 2.08 $8.62 $17,920
Oklahoma 110 0.07 1.51 $10.25 $21,310
New Jersey 250 0.07 1.40 $12.64 $26,290



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 40 0.02 0.38 $14.98 $31,170
Massachusetts 320 0.10 2.04 $13.69 $28,480
Michigan 210 0.05 1.08 $13.59 $28,270
New York 380 0.04 0.92 $13.30 $27,670
Missouri 120 0.05 0.98 $13.26 $27,590




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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 220 0.05 1.16 $13.02 $27,090
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 140 0.13 2.75 $9.64 $20,050
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 130 0.08 1.82 $10.51 $21,870
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 100 0.08 1.80 $9.75 $20,290
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 90 0.09 1.87 $10.06 $20,920
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 90 0.08 1.65 $14.03 $29,170
Pittsburgh, PA 90 0.08 1.66 $10.01 $20,820
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 90 0.04 0.82 $10.72 $22,300
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 80 0.04 0.87 $10.91 $22,680
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 70 0.06 1.22 $9.88 $20,550



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)
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 50 0.27 5.76 $10.70 $22,270
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 40 0.25 5.27 $8.96 $18,650
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 40 0.18 3.86 $11.18 $23,260
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 40 0.18 3.94 $8.11 $16,870
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 140 0.13 2.75 $9.64 $20,050
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 60 0.12 2.48 $10.76 $22,390
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 30 0.10 2.15 $9.61 $20,000
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 70 0.09 2.02 $9.36 $19,470
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 90 0.09 1.87 $10.06 $20,920
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 60 0.09 1.83 $9.68 $20,140



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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $16.75 $34,840
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 90 0.08 1.65 $14.03 $29,170
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 220 0.05 1.16 $13.02 $27,090
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $12.61 $26,240
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 40 0.05 1.15 $12.17 $25,310
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $11.79 $24,520
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 50 0.02 0.44 $11.48 $23,870
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 40 0.18 3.86 $11.18 $23,260
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 40 0.08 1.72 $10.99 $22,860
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 80 0.04 0.87 $10.91 $22,680


About May 2014 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.

(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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

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Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015