Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, November 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
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area profile for this occupation

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)
48,760 2.0 % $14.48 $30,110 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $6.19 $7.35 $10.33 $16.01 $25.98
Annual Wage (2) $12,880 $15,280 $21,490 $33,300 $54,040

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Radio and television broadcasting 38,350 $14.21 $29,560
Independent artists, writers, and performers 2,200 $15.05 $31,290
Drinking places, alcoholic beverages 1,920 $12.22 $25,410
Performing arts companies 1,180 $16.46 $34,240
Other amusement and recreation industries 690 $8.74 $18,170

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Motion picture and video industries 120 $30.22 $62,850
Spectator sports 490 $29.18 $60,700
Religious organizations (7) $17.64 $36,690
Cable and other subscription programming 220 $17.20 $35,770
Advertising and related services 480 $16.72 $34,790

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
North Dakota 460 $9.94 $20,670 0.146%
South Dakota 470 $10.37 $21,560 0.129%
Montana 350 $9.82 $20,420 0.089%
Vermont 230 $12.58 $26,160 0.079%
Nebraska 670 $10.80 $22,460 0.076%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Massachusetts 860 $22.48 $46,770 0.027%
Rhode Island 320 $21.69 $45,110 0.067%
California 4,490 $19.99 $41,570 0.031%
Utah 390 $19.32 $40,180 0.037%
Connecticut 460 $18.30 $38,070 0.028%

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 120 $9.10 $18,920 0.260%
Sioux Falls, SD MSA 170 $9.43 $19,620 0.147%
Florence, AL MSA 70 $9.26 $19,270 0.142%
Alexandria, LA MSA 70 $12.53 $26,060 0.129%
Jonesboro, AR MSA 50 $8.01 $16,660 0.127%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Stamford-Norwalk, CT PMSA 70 $29.01 $60,350 0.035%
Boston, MA-NH PMSA 550 $27.63 $57,470 0.029%
Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA PMSA 1,420 $24.91 $51,800 0.036%
Toledo, OH MSA 210 $23.12 $48,080 0.069%
Detroit, MI PMSA 600 $23.00 $47,830 0.030%

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

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.

(7) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: April 19, 2005

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