Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

39-3092 Costume Attendants

Select, fit, and take care of costumes for cast members, and aid entertainers. May assist with multiple costume changes during performances.


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)
5,490 6.0 % $16.62 $34,580 4.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.40 $9.35 $14.02 $21.20 $30.91
Annual Wage (2) $17,480 $19,450 $29,150 $44,090 $64,300


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)
Performing Arts Companies 1,810 1.60 $20.18 $41,980
Amusement Parks and Arcades 1,190 0.75 $10.44 $21,720
Motion Picture and Video Industries 700 0.20 $23.65 $49,190
Traveler Accommodation 410 0.03 $17.20 $35,770
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 310 0.33 $15.82 $32,910

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Performing Arts Companies 1,810 1.60 $20.18 $41,980
Amusement Parks and Arcades 1,190 0.75 $10.44 $21,720
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 310 0.33 $15.82 $32,910
Motion Picture and Video Industries 700 0.20 $23.65 $49,190
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 60 0.14 (8) (8)

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motion Picture and Video Industries 700 0.20 $23.65 $49,190
Performing Arts Companies 1,810 1.60 $20.18 $41,980
Spectator Sports 80 0.06 $17.51 $36,420
Traveler Accommodation 410 0.03 $17.20 $35,770
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 150 0.01 $16.19 $33,680


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 1,530 0.11 2.52 $14.94 $31,070
New York 790 0.10 2.20 $27.46 $57,120
Florida 680 0.10 2.20 $11.03 $22,940
Nevada 430 0.39 8.98 $19.08 $39,690
Texas 150 0.02 0.35 $17.93 $37,280




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 430 0.39 8.98 $19.08 $39,690
California 1,530 0.11 2.52 $14.94 $31,070
New York 790 0.10 2.20 $27.46 $57,120
Florida 680 0.10 2.20 $11.03 $22,940
Utah 60 0.05 1.13 $10.96 $22,800




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 790 0.10 2.20 $27.46 $57,120
Nevada 430 0.39 8.98 $19.08 $39,690
Massachusetts (8) (8) (8) $18.54 $38,570
Illinois 110 0.02 0.46 $18.04 $37,520
Wisconsin 80 0.03 0.74 $17.94 $37,310

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 600 0.12 2.78 $27.77 $57,770
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 430 0.11 2.59 $23.19 $48,230
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 400 0.49 11.38 $19.77 $41,110
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL 240 0.25 5.81 $11.03 $22,950
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 130 0.06 1.37 $16.83 $35,010
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 130 0.11 2.43 $17.67 $36,760
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 120 0.06 1.27 $14.94 $31,080
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 100 0.03 0.65 $18.47 $38,420
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 60 0.03 0.60 $23.08 $48,000
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 60 0.06 1.43 $12.52 $26,040




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)
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 400 0.49 11.38 $19.77 $41,110
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 50 0.36 8.35 $15.56 $32,350
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL 240 0.25 5.81 $11.03 $22,950
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL 50 0.21 4.88 $11.72 $24,390
Reno-Sparks, NV 30 0.18 4.05 $10.99 $22,860
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 600 0.12 2.78 $27.77 $57,770
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 430 0.11 2.59 $23.19 $48,230
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 130 0.11 2.43 $17.67 $36,760
Tucson, AZ 40 0.10 2.41 $19.19 $39,910
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 60 0.06 1.43 $12.52 $26,040




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 600 0.12 2.78 $27.77 $57,770
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 430 0.11 2.59 $23.19 $48,230
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 60 0.03 0.60 $23.08 $48,000
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 400 0.49 11.38 $19.77 $41,110
Tucson, AZ 40 0.10 2.41 $19.19 $39,910
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 50 0.03 0.79 $18.58 $38,650
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 40 0.03 0.63 $18.52 $38,510
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 30 0.03 0.79 $18.49 $38,470
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 100 0.03 0.65 $18.47 $38,420
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 130 0.11 2.43 $17.67 $36,760

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 Missouri nonmetropolitan area 30 0.44 10.20 $11.69 $24,310

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 30 0.44 10.20 $11.69 $24,310

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 Missouri nonmetropolitan area 30 0.44 10.20 $11.69 $24,310


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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