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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

39-3021 Motion Picture Projectionists

Set up and operate motion picture projection and related sound reproduction equipment.


National estimates for Motion Picture Projectionists
Industry profile for Motion Picture Projectionists
Geographic profile for Motion Picture Projectionists

National estimates for Motion Picture Projectionists:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Motion Picture Projectionists:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
2,270 8.8 % $ 16.53 $ 34,380 2.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for Motion Picture Projectionists:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 9.43 $ 11.12 $ 13.22 $ 19.69 $ 29.27
Annual Wage (2) $ 19,620 $ 23,120 $ 27,490 $ 40,950 $ 60,880


Industry profile for Motion Picture Projectionists:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Motion Picture Projectionists are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Motion Picture Projectionists, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Motion Picture Projectionists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motion Picture and Video Industries 1,770 0.54 $ 15.72 $ 32,700
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 100 0.07 $ 16.70 $ 34,730
Performing Arts Companies 60 0.06 $ 18.76 $ 39,030
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 50 0.00 $ 20.95 $ 43,570
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 40 0.04 $ 31.07 $ 64,620

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Motion Picture Projectionists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motion Picture and Video Industries 1,770 0.54 $ 15.72 $ 32,700
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 100 0.07 $ 16.70 $ 34,730
Performing Arts Companies 60 0.06 $ 18.76 $ 39,030
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 40 0.04 $ 31.07 $ 64,620
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 50 0.00 $ 20.95 $ 43,570

Top paying industries for Motion Picture Projectionists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 40 0.04 $ 31.07 $ 64,620
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 50 (7) $ 20.95 $ 43,570
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations (8) (8) $ 20.81 $ 43,290
Performing Arts Companies 60 0.06 $ 18.76 $ 39,030
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 100 0.07 $ 16.70 $ 34,730


Geographic profile for Motion Picture Projectionists:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Motion Picture Projectionists are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Motion Picture Projectionists, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Motion Picture Projectionists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 270 0.07 4.39 $ 17.61 $ 36,630
California 250 0.02 0.94 $ 22.21 $ 46,190
Texas 180 0.01 0.90 $ 16.90 $ 35,140
New York 150 0.02 1.05 $ 24.18 $ 50,300
Colorado 130 0.05 3.09 $ 15.58 $ 32,400




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Motion Picture Projectionists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 270 0.07 4.39 $ 17.61 $ 36,630
Colorado 130 0.05 3.09 $ 15.58 $ 32,400
Iowa 60 0.04 2.58 $ 9.32 $ 19,380
Tennessee 100 0.04 2.15 $ 13.08 $ 27,220
Massachusetts 110 0.03 1.96 $ 18.94 $ 39,390




Top paying states for Motion Picture Projectionists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 150 0.02 1.05 $ 24.18 $ 50,300
California 250 0.02 0.94 $ 22.21 $ 46,190
Massachusetts 110 0.03 1.96 $ 18.94 $ 39,390
New Jersey 270 0.07 4.39 $ 17.61 $ 36,630
Washington 50 0.01 0.90 $ 17.08 $ 35,520





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Motion Picture Projectionists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 380 0.04 2.67 $ 20.17 $ 41,950
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 140 0.02 1.47 $ 23.86 $ 49,620
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 80 0.03 1.94 $ 19.91 $ 41,410
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 40 0.01 0.61 $ 17.46 $ 36,310
Austin-Round Rock, TX 40 0.04 2.17 $ 19.43 $ 40,420




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Motion Picture Projectionists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 380 0.04 2.67 $ 20.17 $ 41,950
Austin-Round Rock, TX 40 0.04 2.17 $ 19.43 $ 40,420
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 80 0.03 1.94 $ 19.91 $ 41,410
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 140 0.02 1.47 $ 23.86 $ 49,620
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 40 0.01 0.61 $ 17.46 $ 36,310




Top paying metropolitan areas for Motion Picture Projectionists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 140 0.02 1.47 $ 23.86 $ 49,620
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 380 0.04 2.67 $ 20.17 $ 41,950
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 80 0.03 1.94 $ 19.91 $ 41,410
Austin-Round Rock, TX 40 0.04 2.17 $ 19.43 $ 40,420
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 17.83 $ 37,080
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 40 0.01 0.61 $ 17.46 $ 36,310
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO (8) (8) (8) $ 16.88 $ 35,100
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV (8) (8) (8) $ 11.14 $ 23,180


About May 2020 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 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021