Occupational Employment Statistics

November 2004 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 517500 - Cable and Other Program Distribution


These national industry-specific occupational employment and wage estimates are calculated with data collected from employers of all sizes, in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia, in NAICS 517500 - Cable and Other Program Distribution.

These and other data elements, including the 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages, are available in the downloadable Excel files (XLS).

NAICS Industry 517500 - Cable and Other Program Distribution is part of: NAICS 517000 - Telecommunications.

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SOC Major Groups in NAICS 517500 - Cable and Other Program Distribution:


NAICS 517500 - Cable and Other Program Distribution

All Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 129,560 100.00% $17.21 $20.07 $41,750 1.2 %
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Management Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 6,720 5.19% $40.94 $45.20 $94,020 1.4 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 250 0.19% (5) $74.44 $154,830 4.0 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,930 1.49% $41.76 $47.14 $98,060 1.8 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 160 0.12% $28.32 $35.44 $73,720 7.0 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 530 0.41% $37.68 $42.58 $88,570 2.8 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 700 0.54% $43.11 $46.88 $97,510 2.5 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 100 0.08% $39.70 $42.09 $87,550 6.7 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 360 0.28% $34.01 $36.04 $74,970 3.6 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 590 0.46% $43.26 $45.94 $95,550 2.9 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 550 0.42% $42.61 $45.90 $95,480 3.4 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 50 0.04% $34.06 $35.89 $74,650 5.5 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 80 0.06% $37.06 $38.78 $80,650 5.7 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 220 0.17% $40.80 $42.63 $88,680 3.7 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 50 0.04% $34.62 $39.99 $83,180 9.0 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 40 0.03% $38.20 $37.58 $78,170 6.3 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 40 0.03% $31.95 $36.17 $75,230 8.7 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 110 0.08% $32.44 $35.27 $73,370 4.3 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 390 0.30% $47.47 $49.35 $102,650 3.2 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 590 0.46% $35.50 $37.25 $77,480 2.8 %
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Business and Financial Operations Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 4,500 3.47% $24.60 $26.42 $54,960 1.5 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 200 0.15% $24.22 $25.31 $52,650 2.8 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 270 0.21% $21.65 $24.02 $49,960 8.0 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 40 0.03% $22.33 $22.41 $46,600 5.3 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 160 0.12% $20.58 $21.81 $45,360 4.8 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 110 0.08% $22.85 $24.42 $50,790 4.1 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 540 0.42% $23.67 $25.16 $52,330 2.3 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 250 0.19% $24.68 $26.09 $54,260 2.6 %
13-1081 Logisticians 100 0.08% $28.12 $28.99 $60,310 4.9 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 340 0.26% $26.58 $30.40 $63,240 5.6 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 790 0.61% $25.38 $27.59 $57,390 3.4 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 1,170 0.90% $24.26 $25.98 $54,030 3.8 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 100 0.08% $26.02 $27.84 $57,910 4.6 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 290 0.22% $26.04 $28.28 $58,810 3.2 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 100 0.08% $25.14 $26.74 $55,620 3.8 %
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Computer and Mathematical Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 6,810 5.26% $23.70 $26.15 $54,380 2.8 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 250 0.19% $29.87 $30.03 $62,470 4.0 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 330 0.25% $35.46 $35.47 $73,780 4.1 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 630 0.49% $36.48 $37.64 $78,290 3.9 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 2,090 1.61% $17.09 $19.03 $39,570 3.9 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 640 0.49% $28.44 $31.25 $65,000 4.4 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 260 0.20% $27.54 $28.66 $59,610 3.2 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 900 0.69% $26.44 $27.55 $57,300 3.7 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 1,010 0.78% $25.98 $27.71 $57,650 2.6 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 640 0.49% $17.98 $20.56 $42,760 6.3 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 50 0.04% $32.53 $31.88 $66,320 4.8 %
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Architecture and Engineering Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 2,660 2.05% $25.67 $27.45 $57,090 1.9 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 210 0.16% $34.56 $37.39 $77,780 7.9 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 380 0.29% $32.18 $34.13 $70,990 3.6 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 460 0.36% $30.63 $31.36 $65,240 2.1 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 110 0.08% $27.62 $29.67 $61,720 6.3 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 110 0.08% $32.15 $33.01 $68,670 3.8 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 150 0.12% $18.81 $19.33 $40,200 2.3 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 1,060 0.82% $21.72 $22.32 $46,430 1.9 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 30 0.02% $19.49 $20.50 $42,640 5.5 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 40 0.03% $19.30 $21.84 $45,420 7.5 %
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Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 430 0.33% $23.40 $26.37 $54,860 4.2 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 400 0.31% $23.39 $26.33 $54,770 3.9 %
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Legal Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 160 0.12% $44.63 $50.32 $104,660 5.2 %
23-1011 Lawyers 120 0.09% $56.85 $60.36 $125,540 4.9 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 40 0.03% $19.80 $21.22 $44,130 7.2 %
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Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 3,650 2.82% $15.85 $18.66 $38,810 3.2 %
27-1011 Art Directors 40 0.03% $26.12 $29.36 $61,080 7.8 %
27-1014 Multi-Media Artists and Animators 60 0.05% $22.93 $23.51 $48,900 5.1 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 50 0.04% $19.91 $20.26 $42,140 4.6 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 480 0.37% $20.29 $25.63 $53,320 6.6 %
27-2099 Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers, All Other 40 0.03% $13.88 $14.26 (6) 5.3 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 70 0.05% (8) (8) (8) (8)
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 70 0.05% $14.75 $19.63 $40,820 15.5 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 390 0.30% $21.40 $22.67 $47,150 2.5 %
27-3041 Editors 60 0.05% $21.00 $21.04 $43,760 6.2 %
27-3099 Media and Communication Workers, All Other 180 0.14% $17.40 $20.55 $42,740 7.3 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 560 0.43% $14.40 $15.45 $32,130 3.1 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 940 0.73% $12.54 $14.46 $30,070 5.8 %
27-4031 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture 380 0.29% $15.74 $16.19 $33,680 3.7 %
27-4032 Film and Video Editors 40 0.03% $14.36 $15.54 $32,330 7.9 %
27-4099 Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other 110 0.08% $13.35 $16.01 $33,290 10.2 %
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Protective Service Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 190 0.15% $10.71 $12.96 $26,970 8.7 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 30 0.02% $18.02 $19.25 $40,030 17.8 %
33-9032 Security Guards 140 0.11% $9.92 $10.68 $22,210 4.3 %
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Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 260 0.20% $9.34 $10.56 $21,970 3.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 110 0.08% $9.80 $10.88 $22,640 5.1 %
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Sales and Related Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 10,530 8.13% $15.11 $18.69 $38,870 2.3 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 260 0.20% $19.01 $20.14 $41,880 2.9 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 490 0.38% $28.79 $32.01 $66,580 3.2 %
41-2011 Cashiers 200 0.15% $9.64 $10.43 $21,690 5.4 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 230 0.18% $12.12 $12.60 $26,200 3.7 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 380 0.29% $10.97 $12.23 $25,440 2.9 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 1,170 0.90% $17.29 $21.87 $45,480 5.7 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 2,100 1.62% $19.87 $22.78 $47,390 3.5 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 480 0.37% $25.23 $26.79 $55,720 4.9 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 740 0.57% $21.20 $24.17 $50,280 4.2 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 70 0.05% $34.53 $35.18 $73,180 7.0 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 3,510 2.71% $11.10 $12.70 $26,420 3.5 %
41-9091 Door-to-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers 690 0.53% $13.73 $16.76 $34,860 8.4 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 180 0.14% $13.25 $16.22 $33,730 9.6 %
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Office and Administrative Support Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 46,570 35.94% $14.32 $16.04 $33,360 2.0 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 3,520 2.72% $22.22 $23.57 $49,030 1.9 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 950 0.73% $11.74 $11.79 $24,530 4.1 %
43-2021 Telephone Operators 110 0.08% $13.92 $15.43 $32,090 10.4 %
43-2099 Communications Equipment Operators, All Other 30 0.02% $14.64 $13.90 $28,920 5.2 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 1,050 0.81% $14.46 $15.38 $31,990 3.2 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 480 0.37% $13.77 $14.08 $29,290 1.9 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,960 1.51% $14.52 $15.19 $31,600 1.8 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 300 0.23% $15.39 $15.84 $32,950 2.0 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 70 0.05% $15.43 $15.41 $32,060 2.0 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks 100 0.08% $14.30 $14.58 $30,320 3.2 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 440 0.34% $16.16 $16.26 $33,820 2.5 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 24,900 19.22% $13.61 $15.81 $32,870 3.3 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 340 0.26% $14.86 $15.12 $31,450 5.1 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 270 0.21% $16.05 $16.71 $34,750 2.0 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 350 0.27% $11.64 $12.10 $25,170 2.0 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 290 0.22% $13.00 $15.47 $32,170 9.3 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers (8) (8) $12.26 $13.18 $27,410 5.8 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 3,320 2.56% $14.23 $15.02 $31,240 1.1 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 1,010 0.78% $17.85 $17.91 $37,260 2.4 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 570 0.44% $12.43 $13.14 $27,330 2.6 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 770 0.59% $12.20 $12.69 $26,390 2.0 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 70 0.05% $14.16 $13.86 $28,840 3.3 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,710 1.32% $17.51 $18.36 $38,190 1.8 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,030 0.80% $12.74 $13.15 $27,350 1.8 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 440 0.34% $16.12 $17.02 $35,410 2.3 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 440 0.34% $11.64 $11.94 $24,830 2.6 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 50 0.04% $18.75 $18.43 $38,330 4.9 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 110 0.08% $11.94 $12.43 $25,850 7.2 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,620 1.25% $12.67 $13.22 $27,490 1.8 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants 40 0.03% $17.70 $17.80 $37,030 3.0 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 140 0.11% $14.22 $14.51 $30,180 6.4 %
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Construction and Extraction Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 420 0.32% $17.11 $18.29 $38,050 3.3 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 100 0.08% $25.14 $26.17 $54,440 2.6 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 80 0.06% $14.68 $14.69 $30,550 6.1 %
47-2111 Electricians 100 0.08% $15.92 $16.95 $35,260 3.6 %
47-4099 Construction and Related Workers, All Other 100 0.08% $14.37 $14.58 $30,320 8.2 %
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Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 45,390 35.03% $18.20 $19.05 $39,630 1.0 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 3,910 3.02% $26.53 $27.18 $56,530 0.9 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 100 0.08% $19.60 $20.44 $42,520 7.9 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 8,130 6.28% $20.15 $20.36 $42,340 2.1 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 850 0.66% $19.33 $19.67 $40,920 2.6 %
49-2095 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay 60 0.05% $27.21 $26.95 $56,050 2.9 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 2,220 1.71% $14.27 $14.73 $30,640 2.4 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 90 0.07% $20.15 $19.71 $41,000 3.1 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,440 1.11% $15.58 $16.40 $34,110 2.8 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 930 0.72% $16.65 $17.80 $37,010 3.6 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 26,560 20.50% $17.31 $18.15 $37,760 1.4 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 790 0.61% $11.53 $12.45 $25,900 3.4 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other (8) (8) $21.13 $20.04 $41,680 3.9 %
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Production Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 350 0.27% $14.01 $15.36 $31,950 3.4 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 270 0.21% $14.36 $15.66 $32,580 4.0 %
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Transportation and Material Moving Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 870 0.67% $13.19 $14.33 $29,810 2.4 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 50 0.04% $18.87 $19.52 $40,600 3.5 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 50 0.04% $22.87 $23.47 $48,820 6.9 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 120 0.09% $17.22 $16.66 $34,660 7.8 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 30 0.02% $14.11 $13.10 $27,250 9.0 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 60 0.05% $12.46 $13.15 $27,350 4.5 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 510 0.39% $11.32 $12.02 $25,010 2.1 %

About November 2004 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

(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.

(4) Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $70.00 per hour or $145,600 per year.

(6) There is wide variation in the number of hours worked by those employed as actors, dancers, musicians, and singers. Many jobs are for a duration of 1 day or 1 week and it is extremely rare for a performer to have guaranteed employment for a period that exceeds 3 to 6 months.

(8) Estimates not released.

(9) Wage data for this occupation were removed because of reporting errors.




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