Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2003

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)
37,370 6.6 % $16.88 $35,110 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.80 $11.03 $14.81 $20.67 $27.69
Annual Wage (2) $18,310 $22,940 $30,810 $42,980 $57,600

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 7,630 $19.71 $41,000 1 16
Radio and television broadcasting 3,250 $15.22 $31,660 2 43
Colleges and universities 2,280 $14.95 $31,090 3 49
Junior colleges 1,320 $14.71 $30,590 4 54
General rental centers 1,300 $16.48 $34,280 5 30

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Professional and similar organizations 60 $27.02 $56,200 40 1
Electronic instrument manufacturing 40 $26.80 $55,740 49 2
Management and technical consulting services (6) $25.65 $53,350 (6) 3
Data processing and related services (6) $25.65 $53,350 (6) 4
ISPs and web search portals (6) $23.38 $48,630 (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
Nevada 940 $19.84 $41,270 0.088% 247
Utah 620 $13.96 $29,040 0.059% 397
Hawaii 290 $15.34 $31,900 0.052% 324
Texas 4,330 $13.90 $28,910 0.047% 441
California 6,450 $20.62 $42,900 0.044% 340

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Minnesota 650 $22.00 $45,760 0.025% 232
District of Columbia 170 $20.87 $43,400 0.029% 234
New Jersey 840 $20.73 $43,110 0.022% 315
California 6,450 $20.62 $42,900 0.044% 340
Illinois 1,100 $19.99 $41,580 0.019% 291

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
Las Vegas, NV-AZ MSA 850 $20.42 $42,480 0.106%
Wausau, WI MSA 70 $12.08 $25,130 0.105%
Salt Lake City-Ogden, UT MSA 580 $13.91 $28,920 0.084%
Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA PMSA 3,280 $22.61 $47,030 0.082%
Nashville, TN MSA 490 $17.02 $35,410 0.074%

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 $24.15 $50,240 0.011%
Bergen-Passaic, NJ PMSA 260 $23.87 $49,640 0.041%
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN-WI MSA 540 $23.24 $48,340 0.032%
San Jose, CA PMSA 230 $22.83 $47,490 0.026%
Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA PMSA 3,280 $22.61 $47,030 0.082%

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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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