Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
8,030 3.9 % $10.38 $21,600 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.93 $8.56 $9.53 $11.35 $14.07
Annual Wage (2) $16,500 $17,800 $19,830 $23,610 $29,280


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 7,530 2.10 $10.26 $21,350
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 130 0.10 $14.20 $29,540
Performing Arts Companies 120 0.10 $10.58 $22,010
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 30 0.00 $13.95 $29,020
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 30 0.03 $13.39 $27,850

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 7,530 2.10 $10.26 $21,350
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 130 0.10 $14.20 $29,540
Performing Arts Companies 120 0.10 $10.58 $22,010
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 30 0.03 $13.39 $27,850

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 $14.20 $29,540
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 30 (7) $13.95 $29,020
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 30 0.03 $13.39 $27,850
Performing Arts Companies 120 0.10 $10.58 $22,010
Motion Picture and Video Industries 7,530 2.10 $10.26 $21,350


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 1,020 0.07 1.16 $11.48 $23,870
Florida 970 0.13 2.15 $9.90 $20,600
Texas 560 0.05 0.86 $9.51 $19,790
New York 490 0.06 0.94 $12.44 $25,870
Pennsylvania 350 0.06 1.03 $10.23 $21,280




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)
Hawaii 120 0.20 3.28 (8) (8)
Idaho 110 0.18 2.85 $9.64 $20,050
Oregon 230 0.15 2.36 $10.25 $21,320
Florida 970 0.13 2.15 $9.90 $20,600
New Mexico 90 0.12 1.90 $9.94 $20,680




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Michigan 180 0.05 0.76 $13.12 $27,290
Massachusetts 180 0.06 0.91 $12.77 $26,550
New York 490 0.06 0.94 $12.44 $25,870
Connecticut 80 0.05 0.76 $11.93 $24,810
California 1,020 0.07 1.16 $11.48 $23,870





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)
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 180 0.18 2.88 $9.19 $19,110
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 170 0.17 2.77 $10.27 $21,370
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 150 0.13 2.14 $10.32 $21,460
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 140 0.14 2.34 $11.59 $24,110
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 140 0.14 2.23 $10.07 $20,950
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 130 0.13 2.03 $11.51 $23,930
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 120 0.07 1.13 $10.00 $20,810
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 120 0.03 0.52 $10.82 $22,510
St. Louis, MO-IL 110 0.09 1.40 $10.84 $22,550
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 100 0.11 1.73 $9.53 $19,820




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)
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 40 0.29 4.78 $10.47 $21,780
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 40 0.25 4.05 $11.04 $22,950
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 40 0.22 3.64 $10.08 $20,970
Corpus Christi, TX 40 0.22 3.60 $8.08 $16,810
Wichita, KS 60 0.20 3.20 $8.17 $16,990
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 180 0.18 2.88 $9.19 $19,110
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 170 0.17 2.77 $10.27 $21,370
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 50 0.15 2.44 $8.95 $18,620
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA 30 0.14 2.24 $9.75 $20,290
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 30 0.14 2.32 $10.55 $21,940




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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $16.11 $33,500
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $13.27 $27,600
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 140 0.14 2.34 $11.59 $24,110
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 130 0.13 2.03 $11.51 $23,930
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA (8) (8) (8) $11.33 $23,560
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 100 0.05 0.89 $11.21 $23,310
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 90 0.11 1.79 $11.09 $23,060
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 40 0.25 4.05 $11.04 $22,950
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $10.97 $22,810
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 100 0.05 0.86 $10.92 $22,720

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 0.29 4.65 $9.81 $20,410
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 2.58 $9.31 $19,370

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 0.29 4.65 $9.81 $20,410
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 2.58 $9.31 $19,370

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)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.29 4.65 $9.81 $20,410
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 2.58 $9.31 $19,370


About May 2012 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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013

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