Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
106,860 3.2 % $9.77 $20,320 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.82 $8.34 $9.01 $10.44 $13.43
Annual Wage (2) $16,260 $17,350 $18,730 $21,720 $27,920


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 35,540 9.92 $9.08 $18,890
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 17,050 17.08 $9.83 $20,440
Employment Services 9,500 0.30 $9.35 $19,450
Spectator Sports 7,850 6.01 $9.45 $19,660
Performing Arts Companies 5,420 4.65 $11.11 $23,100

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 17,050 17.08 $9.83 $20,440
Motion Picture and Video Industries 35,540 9.92 $9.08 $18,890
Spectator Sports 7,850 6.01 $9.45 $19,660
Performing Arts Companies 5,420 4.65 $11.11 $23,100
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 2,640 1.95 $9.66 $20,090

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 50 (7) $16.87 $35,080
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation (8) (8) $15.79 $32,850
Special Food Services (8) (8) $14.33 $29,810
Lessors of Real Estate 2,070 0.37 $14.00 $29,110
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 50 (7) $13.16 $27,380


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 15,610 1.09 1.33 $10.99 $22,870
Illinois 8,600 1.52 1.86 $10.05 $20,900
Texas 7,340 0.69 0.85 $8.59 $17,860
New York 7,210 0.84 1.03 $12.49 $25,980
Florida 4,780 0.66 0.80 $9.45 $19,660




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 1,950 1.73 2.11 $10.97 $22,830
Missouri 3,960 1.52 1.85 $10.04 $20,890
Illinois 8,600 1.52 1.86 $10.05 $20,900
Utah 1,710 1.42 1.74 $8.96 $18,630
Colorado 3,160 1.42 1.73 $9.36 $19,480




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 7,210 0.84 1.03 $12.49 $25,980
Washington 2,340 0.85 1.03 $11.12 $23,130
California 15,610 1.09 1.33 $10.99 $22,870
Nevada 1,950 1.73 2.11 $10.97 $22,830
Connecticut 600 0.37 0.45 $10.93 $22,730





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 6,240 1.71 2.09 $10.20 $21,220
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,870 1.14 1.39 $12.91 $26,850
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 5,830 1.51 1.84 $10.37 $21,560
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 2,860 1.65 2.02 $9.06 $18,840
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,910 0.84 1.03 $8.92 $18,540
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,870 1.03 1.25 $11.24 $23,370
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,820 0.87 1.06 $8.66 $18,010
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 1,750 2.14 2.61 $11.20 $23,300
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,730 0.65 0.80 $8.63 $17,960
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 1,690 1.98 2.41 $8.73 $18,150




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 400 2.91 3.54 $10.75 $22,370
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 760 2.56 3.12 $8.42 $17,520
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, SC 240 2.14 2.61 $9.33 $19,410
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 1,750 2.14 2.61 $11.20 $23,300
Lexington-Fayette, KY 500 2.03 2.48 $8.29 $17,250
Fort Collins-Loveland, CO 260 1.99 2.43 $8.62 $17,940
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 1,690 1.98 2.41 $8.73 $18,150
Salt Lake City, UT 1,180 1.91 2.32 $8.99 $18,690
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 900 1.75 2.13 $8.58 $17,850
Wichita, KS 490 1.74 2.12 $8.11 $16,860




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 0.81 0.99 $15.69 $32,630
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 530 0.65 0.79 $14.92 $31,030
Olympia, WA (8) (8) (8) $13.63 $28,360
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,870 1.14 1.39 $12.91 $26,850
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 100 0.41 0.50 $12.61 $26,220
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $12.50 $26,000
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,510 1.07 1.31 $11.71 $24,360
Spokane, WA 90 0.48 0.59 $11.68 $24,300
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 480 0.39 0.48 $11.65 $24,230
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 180 0.33 0.40 $11.54 $24,010

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 290 4.22 5.15 $8.43 $17,530
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 240 1.54 1.87 $9.05 $18,830
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 240 0.84 1.03 $9.13 $18,990
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 200 1.15 1.40 $8.72 $18,140
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 160 1.13 1.37 $9.33 $19,410

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 290 4.22 5.15 $8.43 $17,530
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 240 1.54 1.87 $9.05 $18,830
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 100 1.48 1.80 $8.39 $17,450
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 200 1.15 1.40 $8.72 $18,140
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 160 1.13 1.37 $9.33 $19,410

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)
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 40 0.35 0.42 $11.16 $23,210
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.28 0.34 $10.25 $21,320
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $10.25 $21,320
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 100 0.44 0.54 $9.81 $20,410
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 90 0.61 0.75 $9.68 $20,140


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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