Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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. Excludes "Sound Engineering Technicians" (27-4014).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic 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)
47,510 3.2 % $21.38 $44,460 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.00 $14.52 $19.49 $26.94 $35.53
Annual Wage (2) $22,880 $30,200 $40,540 $56,030 $73,900


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 (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motion Picture and Video Industries 5,270 1.49 $23.05 $47,950
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 3,860 3.48 $20.49 $42,620
Radio and Television Broadcasting 3,290 1.55 $19.42 $40,400
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 3,290 0.12 $19.72 $41,020
Traveler Accommodation 2,280 0.14 $24.54 $51,040

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Sound Recording Industries 750 4.49 $18.34 $38,140
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 1,950 4.31 $22.90 $47,620
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 3,860 3.48 $20.49 $42,620
General Rental Centers 1,360 3.35 $21.12 $43,920
Radio and Television Broadcasting 3,290 1.55 $19.42 $40,400

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 30 0.01 $30.02 $62,450
Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers 370 0.12 $27.20 $56,570
Scientific Research and Development Services 110 0.02 $26.36 $54,830
Insurance Carriers 70 0.01 $25.56 $53,160
Management of Companies and Enterprises 230 0.01 $24.80 $51,580


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

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

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 8,220 0.59 1.57 $23.61 $49,110
New York 6,040 0.72 1.94 $26.62 $55,380
Texas 2,540 0.25 0.67 $18.96 $39,430
Massachusetts 2,320 0.74 1.99 $21.03 $43,740
Florida 2,160 0.30 0.81 $18.79 $39,080




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 2,130 1.91 5.12 $23.86 $49,640
Massachusetts 2,320 0.74 1.99 $21.03 $43,740
New York 6,040 0.72 1.94 $26.62 $55,380
Hawaii 360 0.64 1.70 $23.41 $48,700
District of Columbia 390 0.61 1.62 $24.15 $50,230




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 1,740 0.46 1.23 $27.63 $57,470
New York 6,040 0.72 1.94 $26.62 $55,380
District of Columbia 390 0.61 1.62 $24.15 $50,230
Nevada 2,130 1.91 5.12 $23.86 $49,640
New Hampshire 140 0.23 0.62 $23.75 $49,400

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,030 1.01 2.70 $27.84 $57,900
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,910 1.03 2.74 $25.08 $52,160
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 1,990 2.47 6.60 $24.25 $50,440
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,610 0.97 2.60 $21.30 $44,300
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 1,160 0.33 0.87 $22.04 $45,830
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 930 0.41 1.09 $22.27 $46,320
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 930 0.98 2.62 $25.15 $52,320
St. Louis, MO-IL 810 0.65 1.73 $21.19 $44,070
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 800 0.36 0.97 $21.44 $44,600
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 790 5.84 15.62 $32.30 $67,180




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 790 5.84 15.62 $32.30 $67,180
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 1,990 2.47 6.60 $24.25 $50,440
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,910 1.03 2.74 $25.08 $52,160
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,030 1.01 2.70 $27.84 $57,900
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 930 0.98 2.62 $25.15 $52,320
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,610 0.97 2.60 $21.30 $44,300
Salt Lake City, UT 500 0.84 2.25 $18.13 $37,710
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 90 0.83 2.22 $18.75 $39,000
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 420 0.83 2.21 $16.36 $34,040
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 430 0.79 2.11 $21.68 $45,090




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 790 5.84 15.62 $32.30 $67,180
Akron, OH 60 0.19 0.51 $27.89 $58,020
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,030 1.01 2.70 $27.84 $57,900
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 40 0.16 0.42 $27.41 $57,020
Honolulu, HI 220 0.53 1.41 $26.29 $54,670
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 120 0.58 1.54 $25.92 $53,910
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 750 0.55 1.46 $25.79 $53,650
New Haven, CT 110 0.42 1.12 $25.26 $52,530
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 930 0.98 2.62 $25.15 $52,320
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,910 1.03 2.74 $25.08 $52,160

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 140 0.94 2.51 $18.92 $39,360
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area 140 1.94 5.20 $16.59 $34,500
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 70 0.58 1.56 $24.68 $51,330
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.30 0.81 $18.66 $38,820
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.23 0.62 $16.54 $34,410

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area 140 1.94 5.20 $16.59 $34,500
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 140 0.94 2.51 $18.92 $39,360
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 70 0.58 1.56 $24.68 $51,330
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.32 0.86 $11.47 $23,850
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.30 0.81 $18.66 $38,820

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 70 0.58 1.56 $24.68 $51,330
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.24 0.64 $22.18 $46,130
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.18 0.49 $20.11 $41,820
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.42 $40,400
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 140 0.94 2.51 $18.92 $39,360


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. 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.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 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: May 17, 2011

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