Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, 2002

27-3010 Announcers

This broad occupation includes the following two detailed occupations:

27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers
Talk on radio or television. May interview guests, act as master of ceremonies, read news flashes, identify station by giving call letters, or announce song title and artist.

27-3012 Public Address System and Other Announcers
Make announcements over loud speaker at sporting or other public events. May act as master of ceremonies or disc jockey at weddings, parties, clubs, or other gathering places.

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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)
49,790 2.1 % $14.03 $29,190 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $6.14 $7.13 $9.91 $15.10 $24.92
Annual Wage (2) $12,770 $14,820 $20,620 $31,410 $51,830

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Radio and television broadcasting 40,280 $14.02 $29,160 1 11
Drinking places, alcoholic beverages 2,130 $9.31 $19,360 2 21
Independent artists, writers, and performers 1,950 $14.42 $29,980 3 9
Performing arts companies 810 $15.28 $31,780 4 6
Other amusement and recreation industries 510 $7.91 $16,450 5 22

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Spectator sports 470 $28.93 $60,170 6 1
Cable and other subscription programming 120 $17.79 $37,000 12 2
Motion picture and video industries 210 $17.72 $36,860 10 3
Computer systems design and related services (6) $15.61 $32,470 (6) 4
State government (OES designation) 60 $15.47 $32,170 14 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
South Dakota 570 $10.63 $22,110 0.157% 364
North Dakota 480 $9.68 $20,140 0.153% 404
Nebraska 700 $10.85 $22,560 0.080% 443
Vermont 230 $12.41 $25,810 0.078% 351
Montana 300 $9.77 $20,310 0.077% 447

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
New York 3,310 $20.10 $41,800 0.040% 302
District of Columbia (6) $19.99 $41,580 (6) 232
Rhode Island 230 $18.64 $38,760 0.049% 221
California 4,450 $18.50 $38,470 0.031% 353
Massachusetts 770 $18.01 $37,460 0.024% 351

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Grand Forks, ND-MN MSA 120 $8.56 $17,810 0.237%
Sioux Falls, SD MSA 260 $10.64 $22,130 0.229%
Elmira, NY MSA 60 $8.65 $17,980 0.147%
Rapid City, SD MSA 70 $12.45 $25,900 0.139%
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY MSA 620 $11.67 $24,280 0.139%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
New York, NY PMSA 1,300 $27.55 $57,300 0.033%
Rochester, NY MSA 200 $23.65 $49,190 0.039%
Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA PMSA 1,310 $23.58 $49,040 0.033%
Philadelphia, PA-NJ PMSA 490 $23.57 $49,010 0.021%
Boston, MA-NH PMSA 430 $23.21 $48,270 0.023%

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. 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) Data for detailed occupations does not sum to the totals because the totals include data for 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.

(6) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: November 26, 2003

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