Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2003

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.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
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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)
49,370 2.1 % $14.25 $29,640 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $6.13 $7.20 $10.07 $15.44 $25.27
Annual Wage (2) $12,750 $14,980 $20,940 $32,120 $52,560

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 38,990 $13.99 $29,100 1 12
Independent artists, writers, and performers 2,410 $14.03 $29,180 2 11
Drinking places, alcoholic beverages 1,940 $12.13 $25,220 3 18
Performing arts companies 1,100 $15.70 $32,650 4 5
Spectator sports 530 $30.01 $62,410 5 1

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Spectator sports 530 $30.01 $62,410 5 1
Cable and other subscription programming 200 $18.74 $38,970 10 2
Motion picture and video industries (6) $18.74 $38,970 (6) 3
Promoters of performing arts and sports (6) $15.90 $33,060 (6) 4
Performing arts companies 1,100 $15.70 $32,650 4 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 540 $9.93 $20,650 0.152% 401
North Dakota 460 $9.58 $19,920 0.146% 453
Vermont 220 $12.72 $26,470 0.076% 356
Wyoming 180 $9.71 $20,190 0.075% 411
Nebraska 660 $10.56 $21,960 0.075% 510

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Massachusetts 870 $22.50 $46,790 0.027% 252
California 4,480 $20.33 $42,300 0.031% 350
Utah 350 $18.55 $38,590 0.034% 241
Connecticut 430 $18.02 $37,490 0.026% 361
Michigan 1,770 $17.81 $37,050 0.041% 359

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 110 $9.24 $19,220 0.231%
Florence, AL MSA 90 $9.57 $19,900 0.179%
Hagerstown, MD PMSA 80 $9.39 $19,530 0.133%
Alexandria, LA MSA 70 $9.80 $20,380 0.129%
Duluth-Superior, MN-WI MSA 140 $12.36 $25,710 0.128%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Boston, MA-NH PMSA 570 $27.36 $56,910 0.030%
Philadelphia, PA-NJ PMSA 520 $25.09 $52,180 0.022%
Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA PMSA 1,470 $25.05 $52,110 0.037%
Detroit, MI PMSA 550 $24.45 $50,860 0.027%
Nassau-Suffolk, NY PMSA 230 $21.38 $44,470 0.019%

About May 2003 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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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) 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 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: May 7, 2004

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