Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
7,630 4.3 % $10.78 $22,430 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.02 $8.65 $9.73 $11.63 $15.39
Annual Wage (2) $16,690 $18,000 $20,230 $24,200 $32,020


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 7,200 1.91 $10.62 $22,090
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 140 0.10 $13.65 $28,390
Performing Arts Companies 80 0.07 $13.12 $27,300

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 7,200 1.91 $10.62 $22,090
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 140 0.10 $13.65 $28,390
Performing Arts Companies 80 0.07 $13.12 $27,300

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 140 0.10 $13.65 $28,390
Performing Arts Companies 80 0.07 $13.12 $27,300
Restaurants and Other Eating Places (8) (8) $11.02 $22,920
Motion Picture and Video Industries 7,200 1.91 $10.62 $22,090


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 1,000 0.13 2.34 $10.28 $21,380
California 940 0.06 1.11 $11.87 $24,700
Texas 510 0.05 0.81 $9.66 $20,090
New York 440 0.05 0.89 $13.02 $27,080
New Jersey 330 0.09 1.50 $11.64 $24,210




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 1,000 0.13 2.34 $10.28 $21,380
Idaho 70 0.11 1.87 $10.57 $21,980
Arkansas 130 0.11 1.99 $8.64 $17,980
Oregon 160 0.10 1.70 $10.65 $22,150
New Jersey 330 0.09 1.50 $11.64 $24,210




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 220 0.07 1.15 $13.73 $28,550
New York 440 0.05 0.89 $13.02 $27,080
Michigan 190 0.05 0.83 $12.46 $25,920
Maryland 80 0.03 0.56 $12.09 $25,150
California 940 0.06 1.11 $11.87 $24,700





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 270 0.07 1.17 $14.02 $29,170
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 180 0.16 2.71 $10.46 $21,770
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 160 0.16 2.71 $9.44 $19,640
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 150 0.03 0.51 $17.95 $37,330
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 130 0.04 0.62 $10.95 $22,780
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 130 0.12 2.14 $10.53 $21,900
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 120 0.07 1.14 $9.97 $20,740
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 100 0.12 2.12 $10.99 $22,860
St. Louis, MO-IL 100 0.08 1.36 $10.98 $22,830
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 100 0.04 0.75 $11.42 $23,740




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)
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 40 0.29 4.97 $10.10 $21,010
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 50 0.26 4.58 $10.94 $22,760
Wichita, KS 60 0.19 3.38 $8.65 $18,000
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 40 0.19 3.36 $10.59 $22,030
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 40 0.18 3.19 $8.24 $17,130
Corpus Christi, TX 30 0.18 3.18 $9.57 $19,910
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 80 0.16 2.72 $10.61 $22,060
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 180 0.16 2.71 $10.46 $21,770
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 160 0.16 2.71 $9.44 $19,640
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL 40 0.15 2.65 $9.99 $20,790




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 150 0.03 0.51 $17.95 $37,330
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 270 0.07 1.17 $14.02 $29,170
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 80 0.07 1.28 $13.57 $28,230
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 30 0.04 0.68 $13.19 $27,430
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $12.54 $26,080
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $12.02 $24,990
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 90 0.05 0.86 $11.90 $24,740
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $11.55 $24,020
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 100 0.04 0.75 $11.42 $23,740
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 60 0.02 0.41 $11.28 $23,450

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 Maine nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 2.83 $9.95 $20,700

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 Maine nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 2.83 $9.95 $20,700

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)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 2.83 $9.95 $20,700


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014