Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
8,000 6.3 % $19.44 $40,440 5.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.38 $9.21 $12.95 $23.45 $37.03
Annual Wage (2) $17,430 $19,160 $26,930 $48,780 $77,010


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) 2,790 0.75 $15.55 $32,350
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 1,760 3.32 $23.43 $48,740
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 670 0.01 (8) (8)
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 610 0.05 $12.98 $26,990
Radio and Television Broadcasting 580 0.26 (8) (8)

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 1,760 3.32 $23.43 $48,740
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 2,790 0.75 $15.55 $32,350
Radio and Television Broadcasting 580 0.26 (8) (8)
Spectator Sports 330 0.24 $21.61 $44,950
Performing Arts Companies 260 0.21 $19.25 $40,050

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 180 0.04 $27.43 $57,060
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 1,760 3.32 $23.43 $48,740
Spectator Sports 330 0.24 $21.61 $44,950
Performing Arts Companies 260 0.21 $19.25 $40,050
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures (8) (8) $18.67 $38,840


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)
Texas 960 0.08 1.43 $19.14 $39,810
California 880 0.06 0.98 $20.04 $41,690
New York 570 0.06 1.10 $23.18 $48,220
Florida 430 0.05 0.94 $15.93 $33,130
Wisconsin 380 0.14 2.34 $19.38 $40,300




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 80 0.19 3.25 $17.16 $35,690
Nevada 210 0.17 2.87 $15.32 $31,860
Montana 70 0.15 2.53 $12.80 $26,630
Wisconsin 380 0.14 2.34 $19.38 $40,300
South Dakota 60 0.14 2.39 $11.56 $24,050




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pennsylvania 190 0.03 0.58 $26.84 $55,820
Illinois 340 0.06 0.99 $23.46 $48,800
New York 570 0.06 1.10 $23.18 $48,220
Massachusetts 230 0.07 1.16 $23.16 $48,180
New Jersey 260 0.07 1.15 $21.77 $45,290





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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 400 0.06 1.06 $24.37 $50,690
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 350 0.09 1.48 $20.03 $41,670
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 270 0.07 1.28 $25.77 $53,600
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 250 0.13 2.30 $16.64 $34,610
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 230 0.08 1.36 $16.41 $34,140
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 220 0.09 1.59 (8) (8)
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 160 0.09 1.61 $26.83 $55,800
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 150 0.12 2.01 $22.45 $46,700
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 140 0.15 2.57 $14.46 $30,080
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 130 0.16 2.72 $16.94 $35,220




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 0.43 7.42 $13.12 $27,290
Sioux Falls, SD 40 0.30 5.21 $11.41 $23,730
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 130 0.16 2.72 $16.94 $35,220
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 140 0.15 2.57 $14.46 $30,080
Syracuse, NY 40 0.14 2.47 $16.88 $35,110
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 70 0.13 2.16 $14.11 $29,350
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 250 0.13 2.30 $16.64 $34,610
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 80 0.13 2.30 $10.35 $21,540
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 110 0.12 2.02 $11.41 $23,740
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 150 0.12 2.01 $22.45 $46,700




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 50 0.02 0.35 $29.64 $61,640
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 160 0.09 1.61 $26.83 $55,800
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 270 0.07 1.28 $25.77 $53,600
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 50 0.04 0.72 $24.75 $51,490
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 400 0.06 1.06 $24.37 $50,690
St. Louis, MO-IL 120 0.09 1.57 $23.90 $49,720
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 50 0.04 0.65 $23.69 $49,270
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 150 0.12 2.01 $22.45 $46,700
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 30 0.03 0.58 $20.58 $42,800
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 350 0.09 1.48 $20.03 $41,670


About May 2015 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 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016