Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, 2002

39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers

Assist patrons at entertainment events by performing duties, such as collecting admission tickets and passes from patrons, assisting in finding seats, searching for lost articles, and locating such facilities as rest rooms and telephones.

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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)
106,050 3.5 % $7.93 $16,490 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $5.81 $6.32 $7.02 $8.44 $11.62
Annual Wage (2) $12,080 $13,150 $14,600 $17,550 $24,170

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 41,660 $6.66 $13,840 1 31
Promoters of performing arts and sports 10,720 $8.35 $17,370 2 21
Spectator sports 8,930 $9.00 $18,720 3 13
Lessors of real estate 6,160 $13.12 $27,280 4 1
Employment services 4,220 $6.72 $13,980 5 29

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Lessors of real estate 6,160 $13.12 $27,280 4 1
Offices of real estate agents and brokers 100 $12.96 $26,960 25 2
Activities related to real estate 1,560 $11.85 $24,660 13 3
State government (OES designation) 490 $11.41 $23,740 16 4
Junior colleges 110 $10.81 $22,490 23 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
New York 13,140 $11.53 $23,990 0.159% 584
Nevada 1,620 $8.32 $17,310 0.153% 550
Hawaii 830 $8.96 $18,640 0.151% 465
Florida 9,230 $6.86 $14,260 0.130% 682
Washington 3,180 $8.81 $18,320 0.124% 641

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
New York 13,140 $11.53 $23,990 0.159% 584
Hawaii 830 $8.96 $18,640 0.151% 465
Washington 3,180 $8.81 $18,320 0.124% 641
District of Columbia 360 $8.62 $17,930 0.060% 407
Massachusetts 1,920 $8.49 $17,650 0.060% 638

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
New York, NY PMSA 10,270 $12.21 $25,390 0.257%
Myrtle Beach, SC MSA 230 $7.12 $14,810 0.228%
New Orleans, LA MSA 1,280 $6.26 $13,020 0.218%
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC MSA 1,710 $6.82 $14,190 0.214%
New London-Norwich, CT-RI MSA 290 $8.28 $17,220 0.204%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Wichita Falls, TX MSA 40 $22.28 $46,340 0.072%
New York, NY PMSA 10,270 $12.21 $25,390 0.257%
Nassau-Suffolk, NY PMSA 1,050 $10.89 $22,660 0.088%
Stamford-Norwalk, CT PMSA 100 $9.94 $20,680 0.050%
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA PMSA 2,360 $9.17 $19,080 0.182%

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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.

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Last Modified Date: November 26, 2003

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