Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
8,890 4.5 % $10.67 $22,200 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.90 $8.59 $9.78 $11.63 $14.36
Annual Wage (2) $16,430 $17,880 $20,330 $24,180 $29,870


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 8,270 2.35 $10.60 $22,040
Full-Service Restaurants 180 0.00 $10.13 $21,080
Performing Arts Companies 150 0.13 $9.79 $20,360
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 130 0.10 $13.96 $29,030
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 40 0.00 $13.88 $28,860

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 8,270 2.35 $10.60 $22,040
Performing Arts Companies 150 0.13 $9.79 $20,360
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 130 0.10 $13.96 $29,030
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 30 0.04 $11.22 $23,330
Full-Service Restaurants 180 0.00 $10.13 $21,080

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 130 0.10 $13.96 $29,030
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 40 (7) $13.88 $28,860
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 30 0.04 $11.22 $23,330
Motion Picture and Video Industries 8,270 2.35 $10.60 $22,040
Full-Service Restaurants 180 (7) $10.13 $21,080


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 1,300 0.09 1.34 $12.31 $25,610
Florida 840 0.12 1.69 $9.88 $20,550
Texas 650 0.06 0.91 $10.20 $21,230
New York 620 0.07 1.07 $12.19 $25,350
Pennsylvania 400 0.07 1.03 $10.25 $21,320




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)
Iowa 210 0.15 2.13 $9.21 $19,150
Wyoming 40 0.13 1.93 $9.60 $19,960
Utah 150 0.13 1.86 $9.78 $20,330
Vermont 40 0.12 1.75 $10.89 $22,640
Hawaii 70 0.12 1.73 $14.46 $30,080




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 70 0.12 1.73 $14.46 $30,080
Massachusetts 210 0.07 0.94 $12.97 $26,970
California 1,300 0.09 1.34 $12.31 $25,610
Michigan 140 0.04 0.51 $12.20 $25,370
New York 620 0.07 1.07 $12.19 $25,350





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 490 0.13 1.84 $13.44 $27,950
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 350 0.07 0.99 $13.36 $27,790
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 180 0.05 0.74 $10.10 $21,000
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 160 0.16 2.38 $12.58 $26,170
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 150 0.16 2.27 $10.05 $20,900
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 150 0.16 2.27 $9.31 $19,360
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 120 0.11 1.57 $10.10 $21,010
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 120 0.15 2.19 $10.56 $21,970
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 110 0.12 1.73 $12.84 $26,700
St. Louis, MO-IL 110 0.09 1.24 $10.92 $22,710




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)
Corpus Christi, TX 40 0.23 3.27 $9.22 $19,180
Wichita, KS 40 0.16 2.26 $8.40 $17,480
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 160 0.16 2.38 $12.58 $26,170
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 40 0.16 2.33 $10.97 $22,810
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 150 0.16 2.27 $10.05 $20,900
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 150 0.16 2.27 $9.31 $19,360
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL 30 0.15 2.14 $9.36 $19,470
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 120 0.15 2.19 $10.56 $21,970
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN 80 0.13 1.88 $9.26 $19,270
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 490 0.13 1.84 $13.44 $27,950




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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 490 0.13 1.84 $13.44 $27,950
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 350 0.07 0.99 $13.36 $27,790
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $13.13 $27,310
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 40 0.05 0.76 $12.87 $26,780
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 110 0.12 1.73 $12.84 $26,700
Tucson, AZ (8) (8) (8) $12.59 $26,190
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 160 0.16 2.38 $12.58 $26,170
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 70 0.04 0.64 $12.51 $26,030
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 100 0.04 0.55 $12.49 $25,980
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 100 0.08 1.14 $12.17 $25,320

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 50 0.28 3.97 $9.39 $19,530
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 3.05 $9.70 $20,180
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 30 0.14 2.07 $10.39 $21,620

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 50 0.28 3.97 $9.39 $19,530
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 3.05 $9.70 $20,180
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 30 0.14 2.07 $10.39 $21,620

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)
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 30 0.14 2.07 $10.39 $21,620
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 3.05 $9.70 $20,180
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 3.97 $9.39 $19,530


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.

(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 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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