Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

39-3021 Motion Picture Projectionists

Set up and operate motion picture projection and related sound reproduction equipment.


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)
9,440 4.2 % $10.83 $22,530 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.67 $8.42 $9.79 $12.06 $15.06
Annual Wage (2) $15,950 $17,510 $20,370 $25,090 $31,320


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 8,880 2.50 $10.71 $22,270
Performing Arts Companies 120 0.11 $11.49 $23,890
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 120 0.09 $14.59 $30,350
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 50 0.00 $14.95 $31,100
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 30 0.04 $13.72 $28,530

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motion Picture and Video Industries 8,880 2.50 $10.71 $22,270
Performing Arts Companies 120 0.11 $11.49 $23,890
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 120 0.09 $14.59 $30,350
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 30 0.04 $13.72 $28,530
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 50 0.00 $14.95 $31,100

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 50 (7) $14.95 $31,100
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 120 0.09 $14.59 $30,350
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 30 0.04 $13.72 $28,530
Performing Arts Companies 120 0.11 $11.49 $23,890
Motion Picture and Video Industries 8,880 2.50 $10.71 $22,270


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 1,390 0.10 1.33 $11.86 $24,670
Texas 800 0.08 1.06 $10.19 $21,190
New York 700 0.08 1.12 $13.83 $28,760
Florida 670 0.09 1.27 $9.59 $19,940
Pennsylvania 390 0.07 0.94 $10.38 $21,590




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)
New Mexico 170 0.22 2.96 $9.22 $19,180
North Dakota 60 0.17 2.23 $9.67 $20,110
Utah 190 0.17 2.22 $10.89 $22,650
Idaho 90 0.15 2.03 $8.92 $18,550
Kansas 180 0.14 1.83 $9.12 $18,970




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 700 0.08 1.12 $13.83 $28,760
Hawaii 60 0.11 1.43 $13.66 $28,410
Georgia 100 0.03 0.36 $12.95 $26,940
Virginia 80 0.02 0.31 $12.54 $26,090
Massachusetts 190 0.06 0.83 $12.50 $26,010

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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 550 0.14 1.94 $12.16 $25,300
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 420 0.08 1.12 $15.61 $32,470
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 240 0.07 0.90 $11.28 $23,460
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 130 0.08 1.04 $10.57 $22,000
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 120 0.05 0.66 $11.71 $24,360
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 120 0.11 1.43 $10.37 $21,560
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL 120 0.12 1.63 $9.38 $19,520
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 110 0.12 1.62 $11.91 $24,760
Denver-Aurora, CO 100 0.09 1.18 $12.35 $25,690
St. Louis, MO-IL 100 0.08 1.10 $11.96 $24,880




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)
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 70 0.26 3.55 $10.26 $21,340
Durham, NC 70 0.25 3.41 $10.88 $22,620
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 40 0.16 2.19 $10.95 $22,780
Salt Lake City, UT 90 0.16 2.09 $10.72 $22,290
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 550 0.14 1.94 $12.16 $25,300
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN 80 0.14 1.87 $9.95 $20,700
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 60 0.12 1.64 $9.61 $19,990
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL 120 0.12 1.63 $9.38 $19,520
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 110 0.12 1.62 $11.91 $24,760
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 40 0.12 1.59 $11.30 $23,510




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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 420 0.08 1.12 $15.61 $32,470
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 60 0.04 0.53 $14.64 $30,450
Honolulu, HI 50 0.11 1.51 $14.61 $30,380
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $14.28 $29,700
Tucson, AZ (8) (8) (8) $13.30 $27,650
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $12.67 $26,340
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 40 0.03 0.34 $12.60 $26,210
Denver-Aurora, CO 100 0.09 1.18 $12.35 $25,690
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 550 0.14 1.94 $12.16 $25,300
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC (8) (8) (8) $12.06 $25,080

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)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 60 0.29 3.93 $10.10 $21,000
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.15 1.95 $9.44 $19,630
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 3.23 $9.59 $19,940

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 Maine nonmetropolitan area 60 0.29 3.93 $10.10 $21,000
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 3.23 $9.59 $19,940
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.15 1.95 $9.44 $19,630

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)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 60 0.29 3.93 $10.10 $21,000
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 3.23 $9.59 $19,940
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.15 1.95 $9.44 $19,630


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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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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