Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2007

27-4012 Broadcast Technicians

Set up, operate, and maintain the electronic equipment used to transmit radio and television programs. Control audio equipment to regulate volume level and quality of sound during radio and television broadcasts. Operate radio transmitter to broadcast radio and television programs.

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)
34,250 2.5 % $18.00 $37,440 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.20 $10.82 $15.50 $23.17 $32.01
Annual Wage (2) $17,060 $22,500 $32,230 $48,190 $66,570

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Radio and Television Broadcasting 23,460 $16.53 $34,380
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 2,110 $22.39 $46,570
Cable and Other Program Distribution 1,780 $18.51 $38,490
Motion Picture and Video Industries 1,510 $22.81 $47,440
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,340 $19.64 $40,850

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 100 $37.96 $78,950
Spectator Sports 70 $28.54 $59,370
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media (8) $25.90 $53,870
Satellite Telecommunications 360 $24.97 $51,940
Employment Services 140 $23.30 $48,470

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
District of Columbia 540 $25.76 $53,570 0.087%
North Dakota 150 $15.62 $32,480 0.044%
Colorado 850 $21.17 $44,030 0.038%
Montana 160 $9.73 $20,240 0.037%
Florida 2,870 $19.46 $40,480 0.036%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
New Jersey 460 $28.24 $58,730 0.012%
District of Columbia 540 $25.76 $53,570 0.087%
New York 2,570 $25.40 $52,840 0.030%
Delaware (8) $23.15 $48,150 (8)
Colorado 850 $21.17 $44,030 0.038%

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Tallahassee, FL 190 $16.66 $34,650 0.113%
Missoula, MT 50 $9.59 $19,950 0.090%
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 860 $21.73 $45,190 0.084%
Savannah, GA 120 $17.91 $37,240 0.077%
Cheyenne, WY 30 $14.62 $30,410 0.073%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,990 $28.26 $58,770 0.039%
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 80 $27.25 $56,680 0.008%
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 160 $27.16 $56,500 0.020%
Worcester, MA-CT 40 $25.93 $53,930 0.016%
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,060 $24.44 $50,840 0.046%

About May 2007 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan 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.

(8) Estimate not released.

Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2007 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2007 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2007 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2007 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical notes

Last Modified Date: April 3, 2008

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