Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, 2002

27-4012 Broadcast Technicians

Set up, operate, and maintain the electronic equipment used to transmit radio and television programs. Control audio equipment to regulate volume level and quality of sound during radio and television broadcasts. Operate radio transmitter to broadcast radio and television programs.

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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)
31,520 4.0 % $16.44 $34,200 2.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.02 $9.07 $13.35 $21.73 $31.72
Annual Wage (2) $14,600 $18,860 $27,760 $45,200 $65,970

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 21,210 $15.38 $31,980 1 18
Motion picture and video industries 3,170 $22.94 $47,710 2 4
Cable and other subscription programming 1,360 $16.13 $33,550 3 14
Colleges and universities 1,130 $16.91 $35,170 4 10
Cable and other program distribution 1,120 $14.39 $29,930 5 19

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Federal government (OES designation) 130 $29.10 $60,540 13 1
Performing arts companies (6) $24.51 $50,970 (6) 2
Aerospace product and parts manufacturing 40 $23.90 $49,700 21 3
Motion picture and video industries 3,170 $22.94 $47,710 2 4
Sound recording industries 80 $19.34 $40,230 17 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
District of Columbia 400 $21.81 $45,360 0.067% 203
North Dakota 160 $12.90 $26,830 0.051% 296
Wyoming 100 $11.49 $23,900 0.042% 317
New York 3,480 $22.23 $46,230 0.042% 256
Florida 2,720 $14.87 $30,920 0.038% 359

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
New York 3,480 $22.23 $46,230 0.042% 256
District of Columbia 400 $21.81 $45,360 0.067% 203
California 4,950 $21.10 $43,900 0.034% 295
Massachusetts 640 $18.69 $38,880 0.020% 334
New Hampshire 130 $17.11 $35,590 0.021% 239

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
Miami, FL PMSA 870 $17.25 $35,890 0.088%
Lubbock, TX MSA 100 $14.04 $29,210 0.085%
Bismarck, ND MSA 40 $12.76 $26,530 0.081%
Rapid City, SD MSA 40 $10.46 $21,760 0.080%
Florence, SC MSA 50 $9.45 $19,650 0.080%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
New York, NY PMSA 2,430 $24.78 $51,530 0.061%
Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA PMSA 2,990 $24.23 $50,390 0.074%
San Francisco, CA PMSA 460 $22.31 $46,410 0.046%
Stamford-Norwalk, CT PMSA 40 $21.69 $45,120 0.020%
Detroit, MI PMSA 380 $20.36 $42,340 0.019%

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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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