Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

27-3012 Public Address System and Other Announcers

Make announcements over public address system at sporting or other public events. May act as master of ceremonies or disc jockey at weddings, parties, clubs, or other gathering places.


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)
7,450 4.9 % $18.20 $37,850 3.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.26 $9.09 $12.37 $22.27 $30.68
Annual Wage (2) $17,180 $18,910 $25,730 $46,320 $63,820


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)
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 2,490 0.68 $15.88 $33,020
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 1,680 3.15 $22.42 $46,640
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 650 0.06 $10.08 $20,960
Radio and Television Broadcasting 590 0.27 $12.47 $25,930
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 450 0.00 $21.17 $44,030

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 1,680 3.15 $22.42 $46,640
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 2,490 0.68 $15.88 $33,020
Radio and Television Broadcasting 590 0.27 $12.47 $25,930
Spectator Sports 310 0.23 $20.52 $42,690
Performing Arts Companies 260 0.22 $21.58 $44,890

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 1,680 3.15 $22.42 $46,640
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 80 0.07 $21.78 $45,290
Performing Arts Companies 260 0.22 $21.58 $44,890
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 450 (7) $21.17 $44,030
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures (8) (8) $20.71 $43,070


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 1,150 0.08 1.38 $17.65 $36,710
Texas 760 0.07 1.23 $18.10 $37,640
New York 620 0.07 1.28 $18.83 $39,160
Minnesota 370 0.13 2.43 $16.04 $33,360
New Jersey 350 0.09 1.64 $23.53 $48,950




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)
North Dakota 100 0.23 4.16 (8) (8)
Alaska 50 0.14 2.56 $16.45 $34,210
South Dakota 50 0.13 2.32 $11.42 $23,760
Nevada 150 0.13 2.30 $12.28 $25,540
Minnesota 370 0.13 2.43 $16.04 $33,360




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 140 0.04 0.76 $26.28 $54,650
Pennsylvania 210 0.04 0.67 $25.36 $52,740
Illinois 350 0.06 1.10 $24.61 $51,190
New Jersey 350 0.09 1.64 $23.53 $48,950
North Carolina 140 0.03 0.62 $21.92 $45,590





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 450 0.11 2.00 $19.23 $40,000
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 420 0.08 1.41 $19.12 $39,770
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 330 0.18 3.26 $14.12 $29,380
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 290 0.29 5.21 $22.61 $47,030
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 270 0.07 1.30 $27.35 $56,880
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 160 0.07 1.30 (8) (8)
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 150 0.17 3.04 $11.96 $24,870
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 130 0.10 1.82 $13.93 $28,980
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 130 0.05 0.83 $11.48 $23,870
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 120 0.09 1.71 (8) (8)




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)
Fargo, ND-MN 60 0.45 8.07 $12.80 $26,620
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 290 0.29 5.21 $22.61 $47,030
Sioux Falls, SD 30 0.23 4.14 $11.14 $23,180
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 330 0.18 3.26 $14.12 $29,380
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 150 0.17 3.04 $11.96 $24,870
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 70 0.14 2.48 $14.72 $30,620
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 60 0.14 2.55 $15.56 $32,370
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 60 0.11 1.90 $9.89 $20,570
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 450 0.11 2.00 $19.23 $40,000
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 130 0.10 1.82 $13.93 $28,980




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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 60 0.02 0.44 $28.28 $58,830
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 270 0.07 1.30 $27.35 $56,880
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 70 0.05 0.97 $23.95 $49,810
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 290 0.29 5.21 $22.61 $47,030
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 60 0.06 1.18 $20.27 $42,150
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 40 0.09 1.66 $19.35 $40,250
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC (8) (8) (8) $19.24 $40,020
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 450 0.11 2.00 $19.23 $40,000
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 420 0.08 1.41 $19.12 $39,770
St. Louis, MO-IL 100 0.08 1.37 $18.36 $38,180


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015