Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

39-3092 Costume Attendants

Select, fit, and take care of costumes for cast members, and aid entertainers. May assist with multiple costume changes during performances.


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)
5,660 4.9 % $21.55 $44,830 5.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.31 $11.45 $17.67 $29.25 $35.45
Annual Wage (2) $19,360 $23,820 $36,760 $60,830 $73,740


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)
Performing Arts Companies 2,020 1.73 $22.87 $47,560
Motion Picture and Video Industries 1,030 0.29 $34.58 $71,920
Amusement Parks and Arcades 850 0.49 $11.64 $24,210
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 370 0.37 $19.20 $39,930
Traveler Accommodation 360 0.02 $19.19 $39,910

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Performing Arts Companies 2,020 1.73 $22.87 $47,560
Amusement Parks and Arcades 850 0.49 $11.64 $24,210
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 370 0.37 $19.20 $39,930
Motion Picture and Video Industries 1,030 0.29 $34.58 $71,920
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 70 0.14 $17.80 $37,030

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 1,030 0.29 $34.58 $71,920
Performing Arts Companies 2,020 1.73 $22.87 $47,560
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 190 0.02 $22.55 $46,890
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 370 0.37 $19.20 $39,930
Traveler Accommodation 360 0.02 $19.19 $39,910


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)
New York 1,310 0.15 3.52 $34.53 $71,830
California 1,230 0.09 1.98 $17.90 $37,230
Florida 630 0.09 1.98 $12.21 $25,390
Nevada 370 0.33 7.50 $23.47 $48,820
Texas 300 0.03 0.65 $21.14 $43,970




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 370 0.33 7.50 $23.47 $48,820
New York 1,310 0.15 3.52 $34.53 $71,830
New Mexico 80 0.10 2.27 $25.65 $53,360
Florida 630 0.09 1.98 $12.21 $25,390
California 1,230 0.09 1.98 $17.90 $37,230




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 1,310 0.15 3.52 $34.53 $71,830
New Mexico 80 0.10 2.27 $25.65 $53,360
Nevada 370 0.33 7.50 $23.47 $48,820
Massachusetts 80 0.02 0.54 $22.08 $45,930
Texas 300 0.03 0.65 $21.14 $43,970





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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,060 0.21 4.75 $36.30 $75,500
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 540 0.38 8.76 $11.55 $24,020
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 440 0.11 2.62 $25.56 $53,160
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 340 0.42 9.59 $24.54 $51,040
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 260 0.26 6.00 $12.00 $24,970
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 170 0.05 1.08 $18.59 $38,670
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 140 0.05 1.18 $24.58 $51,120
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 80 0.08 1.74 $16.04 $33,360
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 60 0.03 0.61 $17.91 $37,260
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 60 0.06 1.39 $21.69 $45,120




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)
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 340 0.42 9.59 $24.54 $51,040
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 540 0.38 8.76 $11.55 $24,020
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 40 0.28 6.55 $16.60 $34,530
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 260 0.26 6.00 $12.00 $24,970
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,060 0.21 4.75 $36.30 $75,500
Tucson, AZ 40 0.11 2.62 $20.41 $42,460
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 440 0.11 2.62 $25.56 $53,160
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 80 0.08 1.74 $16.04 $33,360
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 50 0.08 1.76 $13.02 $27,080
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 60 0.06 1.39 $21.69 $45,120




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 1,060 0.21 4.75 $36.30 $75,500
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 440 0.11 2.62 $25.56 $53,160
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 140 0.05 1.18 $24.58 $51,120
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 340 0.42 9.59 $24.54 $51,040
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 60 0.06 1.39 $21.69 $45,120
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA (8) (8) (8) $20.46 $42,560
Tucson, AZ 40 0.11 2.62 $20.41 $42,460
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 170 0.05 1.08 $18.59 $38,670
St. Louis, MO-IL 50 0.04 0.82 $18.27 $38,010
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 60 0.03 0.61 $17.91 $37,260

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 30 0.49 11.37 $16.67 $34,680

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 30 0.49 11.37 $16.67 $34,680

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 Missouri nonmetropolitan area 30 0.49 11.37 $16.67 $34,680


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.

(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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