Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, 2002

27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians

Set up or set up and operate audio and video equipment including microphones, sound speakers, video screens, projectors, video monitors, recording equipment, connecting wires and cables, sound and mixing boards, and related electronic equipment for concerts, sports events, meetings and conventions, presentations, and news conferences. May also set up and operate associated spotlights and other custom lighting systems. Exclude "Sound Engineering Technicians" (27-4014).

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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)
35,770 4.4 % $17.57 $36,550 3.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.52 $10.90 $14.96 $21.13 $29.53
Annual Wage (2) $17,710 $22,670 $31,110 $43,950 $61,420

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
Motion picture and video industries 7,170 $19.51 $40,570 1 12
Radio and television broadcasting 3,980 $14.48 $30,110 2 44
Colleges and universities 2,290 $14.94 $31,080 3 37
Promoters of performing arts and sports 1,480 $16.72 $34,770 4 25
Junior colleges 1,340 $14.28 $29,700 5 49

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Employment services (6) $39.84 $82,860 (6) 1
Electronic instrument manufacturing 40 $25.72 $53,490 48 2
Scientific research and development services 60 $24.44 $50,830 43 3
Other support services 510 $23.66 $49,220 17 4
Electronic markets and agents and brokers (6) $23.63 $49,150 (6) 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
Utah 780 $13.24 $27,550 0.075% 387
Nevada 750 $19.09 $39,710 0.071% 249
Hawaii 330 $14.95 $31,090 0.060% 318
New Jersey 1,780 $32.79 $68,210 0.046% 91
Massachusetts 1,380 $16.87 $35,090 0.043% 392

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
New Jersey 1,780 $32.79 $68,210 0.046% 91
District of Columbia 200 $22.61 $47,020 0.034% 188
Minnesota 480 $21.50 $44,730 0.018% 210
California 6,200 $21.05 $43,780 0.043% 298
Illinois 1,110 $19.13 $39,790 0.019% 285

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
Salt Lake City-Ogden, UT MSA 730 $13.20 $27,450 0.106%
Las Vegas, NV-AZ MSA 690 $19.57 $40,710 0.087%
Nashville, TN MSA 520 $16.30 $33,910 0.080%
Orlando, FL MSA 590 $15.66 $32,570 0.067%
Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA PMSA 2,680 $23.70 $49,290 0.067%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY MSA 50 $26.45 $55,020 0.011%
San Jose, CA PMSA 220 $24.85 $51,680 0.025%
Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA PMSA 2,680 $23.70 $49,290 0.067%
Oakland, CA PMSA 260 $23.42 $48,710 0.026%
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN-WI MSA 390 $22.61 $47,020 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).

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(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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