Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
49,180 2.7 % $22.12 $46,010 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.20 $14.98 $20.01 $27.59 $36.63
Annual Wage (2) $23,290 $31,150 $41,630 $57,400 $76,200


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 6,020 1.71 $24.77 $51,530
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 5,300 5.51 $24.74 $51,460
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 4,190 3.63 $20.15 $41,910
Radio and Television Broadcasting 3,480 1.64 $19.20 $39,930
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 3,370 0.12 $20.39 $42,400

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 5,300 5.51 $24.74 $51,460
Sound Recording Industries 870 5.29 $19.55 $40,660
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 1,980 4.15 $23.99 $49,900
General Rental Centers 1,510 3.73 $23.35 $48,560
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 4,190 3.63 $20.15 $41,910

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 $33.63 $69,940
Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers 170 0.05 $31.68 $65,900
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 50 0.01 $28.63 $59,550
Scientific Research and Development Services 100 0.02 $28.00 $58,240
Insurance Carriers 60 0.01 $27.42 $57,040


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 7,330 0.52 1.36 $24.59 $51,150
New York 7,010 0.83 2.17 $27.42 $57,040
Texas 2,530 0.25 0.64 $19.69 $40,950
Massachusetts 2,180 0.69 1.80 $22.77 $47,370
Florida 2,170 0.30 0.79 $18.96 $39,430




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 1,640 1.48 3.85 $29.22 $60,790
New York 7,010 0.83 2.17 $27.42 $57,040
Hawaii 410 0.70 1.83 $24.35 $50,650
Massachusetts 2,180 0.69 1.80 $22.77 $47,370
District of Columbia 380 0.59 1.55 $24.38 $50,710




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 1,640 1.48 3.85 $29.22 $60,790
New York 7,010 0.83 2.17 $27.42 $57,040
New Jersey 1,360 0.36 0.94 $26.92 $55,990
California 7,330 0.52 1.36 $24.59 $51,150
District of Columbia 380 0.59 1.55 $24.38 $50,710





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 5,970 1.18 3.08 $28.86 $60,020
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,560 0.93 2.43 $26.21 $54,510
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,570 0.94 2.45 $23.20 $48,270
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 1,540 1.91 4.97 $29.88 $62,150
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,480 0.41 1.08 $21.69 $45,110
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,330 0.60 1.55 $21.70 $45,140
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,020 1.06 2.77 $24.82 $51,620
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 940 0.41 1.06 $24.34 $50,620
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 790 0.44 1.14 $22.03 $45,830
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 780 0.65 1.69 $20.91 $43,490




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 440 3.27 8.52 $31.68 $65,890
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 1,540 1.91 4.97 $29.88 $62,150
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,970 1.18 3.08 $28.86 $60,020
Anderson, IN 40 1.13 2.94 $15.60 $32,460
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,020 1.06 2.77 $24.82 $51,620
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,570 0.94 2.45 $23.20 $48,270
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 670 0.93 2.42 $22.25 $46,290
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,560 0.93 2.43 $26.21 $54,510
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 460 0.85 2.20 $20.40 $42,430
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, SC 90 0.84 2.19 $17.82 $37,060




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 440 3.27 8.52 $31.68 $65,890
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 50 0.43 1.13 $30.46 $63,350
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 1,540 1.91 4.97 $29.88 $62,150
Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, MA-NH NECTA Division 40 0.50 1.31 $29.17 $60,680
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,970 1.18 3.08 $28.86 $60,020
Salem, OR 40 0.27 0.70 $26.66 $55,460
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 690 0.50 1.31 $26.45 $55,020
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,560 0.93 2.43 $26.21 $54,510
Baton Rouge, LA 60 0.17 0.45 $26.12 $54,320
New Haven, CT 110 0.42 1.09 $25.78 $53,620

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 110 1.58 4.12 $14.04 $29,210
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 110 0.71 1.86 $20.88 $43,420
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.37 0.96 $20.08 $41,780
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 60 0.55 1.44 $24.54 $51,040
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.34 0.88 $22.23 $46,240

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 110 1.58 4.12 $14.04 $29,210
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 110 0.71 1.86 $20.88 $43,420
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 60 0.55 1.44 $24.54 $51,040
Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area 30 0.47 1.24 $17.09 $35,540
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 30 0.39 1.02 $14.31 $29,760

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 60 0.55 1.44 $24.54 $51,040
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.34 0.90 $23.85 $49,610
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.34 0.88 $22.23 $46,240
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 110 0.71 1.86 $20.88 $43,420
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.37 0.96 $20.08 $41,780


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.

(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

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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