Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, November 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).

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)
40,060 6.0 % $17.12 $35,610 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.95 $11.30 $14.98 $20.87 $27.69
Annual Wage (2) $18,620 $23,490 $31,170 $43,410 $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
Motion picture and video industries 8,810 $19.19 $39,910
Radio and television broadcasting 3,340 $15.64 $32,530
Colleges and universities 2,330 $15.20 $31,610
General rental centers 1,630 $17.33 $36,040
Junior colleges 1,320 $15.24 $31,710

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Internet publishing and broadcasting 40 $27.23 $56,640
Electronic instrument manufacturing 50 $26.47 $55,050
Management and technical consulting services 100 $25.26 $52,550
ISPs and web search portals (7) $25.13 $52,270
Professional and similar organizations 60 $24.18 $50,290

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
Nevada 1,000 $20.31 $42,250 0.092%
California 8,170 $19.25 $40,050 0.056%
Texas 4,310 $14.18 $29,500 0.047%
Utah 480 $13.53 $28,130 0.046%
Maryland 1,090 $15.98 $33,250 0.045%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
District of Columbia 210 $23.21 $48,270 0.035%
Minnesota 700 $22.00 $45,760 0.027%
Nevada 1,000 $20.31 $42,250 0.092%
Illinois 1,260 $20.17 $41,950 0.022%
New Jersey 710 $19.57 $40,700 0.018%

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
Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA PMSA 5,160 $20.42 $42,470 0.130%
Las Vegas, NV-AZ MSA 920 $20.69 $43,030 0.113%
New Haven-Meriden, CT PMSA 250 $16.07 $33,430 0.099%
Brazoria, TX PMSA 60 $10.37 $21,560 0.080%
Kankakee, IL PMSA 30 $12.69 $26,390 0.069%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Lawrence, MA-NH PMSA 30 $23.05 $47,950 0.019%
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN-WI MSA 610 $22.71 $47,230 0.037%
Orlando, FL MSA 370 $21.79 $45,320 0.042%
Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI PMSA 140 $21.65 $45,030 0.017%
Chicago, IL PMSA 1,080 $21.08 $43,850 0.027%

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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