Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

27-3012 Public Address System and Other Announcers

Make announcements over public address system at sporting or other public events. May act as master of ceremonies or disc jockey at weddings, parties, clubs, or other gathering places.


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)
7,770 6.4 % $19.17 $39,870 4.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.25 $9.20 $12.50 $21.44 $34.01
Annual Wage (2) $17,170 $19,130 $25,990 $44,600 $70,740


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)
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 2,610 0.75 $15.29 $31,810
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 1,700 3.56 $20.78 $43,230
Radio and Television Broadcasting 640 0.30 $12.70 $26,420
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 570 0.05 $10.72 $22,300
Full-Service Restaurants 520 0.01 $21.86 $45,470

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 1,700 3.56 $20.78 $43,230
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 2,610 0.75 $15.29 $31,810
Performing Arts Companies 350 0.31 $28.37 $59,000
Spectator Sports 380 0.30 $19.22 $39,990
Radio and Television Broadcasting 640 0.30 $12.70 $26,420

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Performing Arts Companies 350 0.31 $28.37 $59,000
Full-Service Restaurants 520 0.01 $21.86 $45,470
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 1,700 3.56 $20.78 $43,230
Spectator Sports 380 0.30 $19.22 $39,990
Other Personal Services (8) (8) $16.83 $35,010


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 960 0.07 1.13 $21.75 $45,240
Texas 860 0.08 1.38 $12.67 $26,350
Minnesota 680 0.26 4.34 $17.03 $35,420
New York 510 0.06 1.01 $27.78 $57,780
Wisconsin 410 0.15 2.53 $18.91 $39,330




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)
Minnesota 680 0.26 4.34 $17.03 $35,420
Nevada 250 0.23 3.75 $13.67 $28,440
Vermont 50 0.19 3.09 $23.16 $48,170
North Dakota 70 0.19 3.17 $22.69 $47,190
Rhode Island 80 0.18 2.97 $16.16 $33,620




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Georgia (8) (8) (8) $33.14 $68,940
New York 510 0.06 1.01 $27.78 $57,780
Indiana 190 0.07 1.12 $27.11 $56,390
Colorado (8) (8) (8) $23.20 $48,260
Vermont 50 0.19 3.09 $23.16 $48,170





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)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 550 0.32 5.35 $18.25 $37,960
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 340 0.09 1.46 $34.22 $71,180
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 270 0.05 0.89 $24.06 $50,030
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 240 0.12 1.94 $11.73 $24,390
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 210 0.26 4.36 $14.48 $30,120
St. Louis, MO-IL 180 0.14 2.31 (8) (8)
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 180 0.22 3.68 $11.09 $23,070
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 150 0.19 3.14 $18.48 $38,440
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 130 0.11 1.78 $13.26 $27,580
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 130 0.04 0.61 $17.77 $36,970




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)
College Station-Bryan, TX 40 0.46 7.64 $13.59 $28,260
Green Bay, WI 60 0.36 5.90 $14.32 $29,790
Fargo, ND-MN 40 0.36 6.01 $28.17 $58,600
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 550 0.32 5.35 $18.25 $37,960
Colorado Springs, CO 70 0.29 4.77 $8.89 $18,500
Madison, WI 90 0.26 4.37 $28.29 $58,850
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 210 0.26 4.36 $14.48 $30,120
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 180 0.22 3.68 $11.09 $23,070
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 150 0.19 3.14 $18.48 $38,440
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 80 0.15 2.50 $16.16 $33,620




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)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA (8) (8) (8) $34.62 $72,010
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 340 0.09 1.46 $34.22 $71,180
Madison, WI 90 0.26 4.37 $28.29 $58,850
Fargo, ND-MN 40 0.36 6.01 $28.17 $58,600
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO (8) (8) (8) $27.93 $58,100
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 270 0.05 0.89 $24.06 $50,030
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 90 0.06 1.07 $23.07 $47,990
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 50 0.11 1.89 $22.98 $47,790
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 40 0.05 0.82 $20.14 $41,880
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX (8) (8) (8) $19.96 $41,530


About May 2011 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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2011 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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