Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

51-9151 Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators

Perform work involved in developing and processing photographic images from film or digital media. May perform precision tasks such as editing photographic negatives and prints.


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)
50,570 2.7 % $12.39 $25,770 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.23 $9.26 $10.99 $14.00 $18.67
Annual Wage (2) $17,110 $19,270 $22,860 $29,130 $38,840


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)
Other General Merchandise Stores 12,830 0.84 $11.26 $23,410
Department Stores 8,050 0.52 $10.45 $21,730
Health and Personal Care Stores 7,710 0.78 $10.64 $22,130
Other Personal Services 6,590 2.71 $14.21 $29,560
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 5,040 0.85 $13.24 $27,540

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Personal Services 6,590 2.71 $14.21 $29,560
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 5,040 0.85 $13.24 $27,540
Other General Merchandise Stores 12,830 0.84 $11.26 $23,410
Health and Personal Care Stores 7,710 0.78 $10.64 $22,130
Department Stores 8,050 0.52 $10.45 $21,730

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 660 0.19 $23.19 $48,240
Local Government (OES Designation) 100 (7) $21.81 $45,370
Other Information Services 150 0.10 $21.80 $45,340
Specialized Design Services 240 0.21 $21.69 $45,120
State Government (OES Designation) 80 (7) $18.12 $37,680


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 6,320 0.45 1.14 $14.73 $30,630
New York 3,610 0.43 1.09 $14.96 $31,130
Texas 3,410 0.33 0.84 $12.62 $26,240
Florida 2,980 0.42 1.06 $11.48 $23,870
Pennsylvania 2,610 0.47 1.19 $11.13 $23,160




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)
South Carolina 1,120 0.63 1.60 $9.52 $19,800
Virginia 1,890 0.53 1.35 $11.86 $24,660
Tennessee 1,390 0.53 1.35 $11.48 $23,880
Minnesota 1,300 0.50 1.27 $11.88 $24,710
South Dakota 190 0.49 1.23 $10.83 $22,530




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 970 0.36 0.90 $15.01 $31,220
New York 3,610 0.43 1.09 $14.96 $31,130
California 6,320 0.45 1.14 $14.73 $30,630
Alaska 110 0.35 0.88 $14.58 $30,320
Oregon 470 0.30 0.76 $13.80 $28,700





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 1,870 0.49 1.24 $15.81 $32,880
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,670 0.33 0.84 $15.93 $33,140
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,600 0.45 1.13 $13.05 $27,140
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 980 0.43 1.08 $12.27 $25,520
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 980 0.57 1.46 $12.49 $25,970
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 960 0.53 1.34 $11.89 $24,720
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 920 0.96 2.44 $17.19 $35,750
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 890 0.43 1.10 $13.20 $27,450
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 850 0.50 1.26 $12.68 $26,380
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 730 1.01 2.57 $11.24 $23,370




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)
Cleveland, TN 150 4.12 10.45 $10.86 $22,580
Chattanooga, TN-GA 320 1.44 3.65 $12.22 $25,420
Punta Gorda, FL 50 1.38 3.51 $10.91 $22,690
Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, MA-NH NECTA Division 100 1.33 3.38 $10.52 $21,890
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 110 1.27 3.22 $12.59 $26,190
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 100 1.21 3.06 $10.16 $21,130
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 730 1.01 2.57 $11.24 $23,370
Toledo, OH 280 0.97 2.45 $12.56 $26,130
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 920 0.96 2.44 $17.19 $35,750
Lancaster, PA 200 0.89 2.25 $12.04 $25,050




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)
Rochester, NY (8) (8) (8) $17.79 $37,010
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 400 0.29 0.74 $17.68 $36,770
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 920 0.96 2.44 $17.19 $35,750
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 90 0.34 0.86 $17.15 $35,670
Chico, CA (8) (8) (8) $17.02 $35,410
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 330 0.34 0.87 $16.20 $33,690
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 60 0.35 0.90 $16.11 $33,510
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 590 0.23 0.59 $16.08 $33,450
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,670 0.33 0.84 $15.93 $33,140
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,870 0.49 1.24 $15.81 $32,880

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)
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 180 0.66 1.69 $11.38 $23,670
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 140 1.10 2.79 $10.95 $22,780
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 120 0.57 1.45 $10.39 $21,610
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 100 0.42 1.07 $10.05 $20,910
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 90 0.51 1.30 $11.83 $24,600

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)
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 140 1.10 2.79 $10.95 $22,780
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.73 1.84 $10.20 $21,210
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 180 0.66 1.69 $11.38 $23,670
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 60 0.60 1.51 $10.98 $22,850
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.59 1.50 $9.58 $19,930

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)
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.05 $31,310
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.44 $30,030
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 0.78 $13.78 $28,660
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 90 0.57 1.44 $13.40 $27,880
Southern Oregon and Linn County nonmetropolitan area 30 0.33 0.84 $12.98 $27,000


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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