Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers

Assist patrons at entertainment events by performing duties, such as collecting admission tickets and passes from patrons, assisting in finding seats, searching for lost articles, and locating such facilities as rest rooms and telephones.


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)
105,560 3.2 % $9.69 $20,160 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.75 $8.29 $8.95 $10.31 $13.33
Annual Wage (2) $16,110 $17,240 $18,610 $21,450 $27,720


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 35,400 10.05 $9.00 $18,720
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 17,810 18.49 $9.61 $19,990
Spectator Sports 8,920 7.00 $9.49 $19,730
Employment Services 8,590 0.29 $9.28 $19,310
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 4,990 0.17 $10.32 $21,460

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 17,810 18.49 $9.61 $19,990
Motion Picture and Video Industries 35,400 10.05 $9.00 $18,720
Spectator Sports 8,920 7.00 $9.49 $19,730
Performing Arts Companies 4,850 4.28 $11.12 $23,140
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 2,420 1.86 $10.40 $21,620

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 110 (7) $15.48 $32,200
Special Food Services (8) (8) $13.70 $28,500
Other Personal Services (8) (8) $13.22 $27,500
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 50 (7) $12.83 $26,680
Lessors of Real Estate 1,830 0.32 $12.51 $26,020


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 13,790 0.98 1.19 $10.88 $22,620
Illinois 8,800 1.58 1.92 $10.01 $20,820
Texas 8,210 0.80 0.97 $8.69 $18,080
New York 7,030 0.83 1.01 $12.02 $25,000
Pennsylvania 5,670 1.02 1.24 $11.24 $23,390




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)
Tennessee 4,370 1.68 2.04 $8.74 $18,190
Illinois 8,800 1.58 1.92 $10.01 $20,820
Nevada 1,430 1.29 1.57 $11.47 $23,850
Utah 1,480 1.27 1.54 $8.93 $18,570
Alabama 2,280 1.26 1.53 $8.19 $17,020




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 7,030 0.83 1.01 $12.02 $25,000
District of Columbia (8) (8) (8) $11.48 $23,880
Nevada 1,430 1.29 1.57 $11.47 $23,850
Connecticut 690 0.43 0.52 $11.35 $23,600
Pennsylvania 5,670 1.02 1.24 $11.24 $23,390





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)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 6,730 1.88 2.28 $10.12 $21,050
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,750 1.14 1.38 $12.53 $26,070
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,870 1.27 1.55 $10.56 $21,970
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,790 1.25 1.52 $8.98 $18,670
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 2,540 1.50 1.82 $8.78 $18,270
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 2,340 2.44 2.96 $12.67 $26,340
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 1,930 2.26 2.74 $8.58 $17,850
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,870 0.73 0.89 $8.65 $18,000
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,810 1.00 1.21 $11.43 $23,780
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,740 0.75 0.92 $10.37 $21,570




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)
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 1,630 3.42 4.16 $8.13 $16,910
Lexington-Fayette, KY 770 3.21 3.90 $8.24 $17,130
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 2,340 2.44 2.96 $12.67 $26,340
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 710 2.41 2.93 $8.36 $17,390
Battle Creek, MI 120 2.34 2.84 $8.90 $18,510
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 1,930 2.26 2.74 $8.58 $17,850
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 290 2.18 2.65 $9.97 $20,730
Tuscaloosa, AL 190 2.17 2.63 $8.17 $17,000
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 6,730 1.88 2.28 $10.12 $21,050
Fort Collins-Loveland, CO 230 1.80 2.18 $8.32 $17,310




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)
Champaign-Urbana, IL 80 0.88 1.07 $14.93 $31,040
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 460 0.58 0.70 $13.72 $28,530
Olympia, WA (8) (8) (8) $13.53 $28,150
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA (8) (8) (8) $12.90 $26,830
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 2,340 2.44 2.96 $12.67 $26,340
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,750 1.14 1.38 $12.53 $26,070
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 1,220 1.52 1.84 $11.92 $24,790
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $11.64 $24,220
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 210 0.52 0.63 $11.53 $23,990
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 270 0.48 0.59 $11.53 $23,980

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)
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 240 1.43 1.73 $8.58 $17,840
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area 180 2.61 3.17 $9.15 $19,030
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 130 0.33 0.40 $9.77 $20,330
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 120 0.98 1.19 $8.83 $18,360
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 110 0.83 1.01 $9.01 $18,730

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 180 2.61 3.17 $9.15 $19,030
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 240 1.43 1.73 $8.58 $17,840
Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 90 1.27 1.55 $8.81 $18,320
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 120 0.98 1.19 $8.83 $18,360
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 40 0.86 1.04 $9.26 $19,270

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)
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $10.72 $22,300
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 60 0.63 0.77 $10.57 $22,000
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $9.92 $20,640
North Idaho nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $9.79 $20,360
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 130 0.33 0.40 $9.77 $20,330


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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