Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians

Set up, or set up and operate audio and video equipment including microphones, sound speakers, video screens, projectors, video monitors, recording equipment, connecting wires and cables, sound and mixing boards, and related electronic equipment for concerts, sports events, meetings and conventions, presentations, and news conferences. May also set up and operate associated spotlights and other custom lighting systems. Excludes "Sound Engineering Technicians" (27-4014).


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)
62,460 2.3 % $22.42 $46,630 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.94 $14.66 $19.92 $28.06 $37.23
Annual Wage (2) $22,770 $30,490 $41,440 $58,360 $77,440


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 10,310 2.64 $24.82 $51,620
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 7,750 5.32 $21.41 $44,520
Radio and Television Broadcasting 4,320 1.95 $20.21 $42,030
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 4,180 0.14 $21.27 $44,230
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 2,680 2.16 $23.95 $49,810

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Sound Recording Industries 1,160 7.14 $21.31 $44,330
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 7,750 5.32 $21.41 $44,520
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 2,350 4.44 $24.10 $50,140
General Rental Centers 1,040 2.67 $22.29 $46,360
Motion Picture and Video Industries 10,310 2.64 $24.82 $51,620

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 40 0.01 $30.38 $63,190
Software Publishers 40 0.01 $27.82 $57,870
Scientific Research and Development Services 140 0.02 $27.57 $57,350
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 830 0.09 $27.10 $56,380
Legal Services 130 0.01 $26.15 $54,400


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 13,060 0.84 1.86 $25.33 $52,690
New York 6,500 0.72 1.60 $27.43 $57,060
Texas 4,030 0.35 0.77 $21.80 $45,340
Florida 3,870 0.49 1.08 $18.05 $37,550
Illinois 2,180 0.37 0.82 $20.92 $43,520




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 1,840 1.50 3.30 $26.64 $55,420
California 13,060 0.84 1.86 $25.33 $52,690
District of Columbia 550 0.81 1.80 $27.34 $56,860
Hawaii 480 0.77 1.69 $20.57 $42,780
New York 6,500 0.72 1.60 $27.43 $57,060




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 6,500 0.72 1.60 $27.43 $57,060
District of Columbia 550 0.81 1.80 $27.34 $56,860
Nevada 1,840 1.50 3.30 $26.64 $55,420
California 13,060 0.84 1.86 $25.33 $52,690
New Jersey 1,430 0.37 0.81 $24.67 $51,300





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 7,670 1.87 4.13 $27.52 $57,230
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,900 0.76 1.67 $29.44 $61,230
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 1,700 1.88 4.15 $27.33 $56,850
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,690 0.47 1.05 $21.55 $44,820
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,360 0.56 1.24 $23.89 $49,690
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,320 0.53 1.18 $21.66 $45,050
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,290 0.73 1.62 $22.94 $47,710
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 1,210 1.09 2.40 $18.39 $38,250
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,150 0.61 1.35 $22.31 $46,410
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,130 0.39 0.85 $22.61 $47,030




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 470 3.69 8.14 $26.62 $55,370
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 1,700 1.88 4.15 $27.33 $56,850
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 7,670 1.87 4.13 $27.52 $57,230
San Rafael, CA Metropolitan Division 150 1.34 2.96 $27.78 $57,770
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 1,060 1.20 2.65 $22.68 $47,180
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 1,210 1.09 2.40 $18.39 $38,250
Pocatello, ID 30 0.93 2.05 $21.51 $44,740
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 520 0.90 2.00 $24.21 $50,360
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 980 0.90 1.98 $18.59 $38,660
Urban Honolulu, HI 410 0.89 1.97 $20.71 $43,080




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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,900 0.76 1.67 $29.44 $61,230
San Rafael, CA Metropolitan Division 150 1.34 2.96 $27.78 $57,770
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 7,670 1.87 4.13 $27.52 $57,230
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 1,700 1.88 4.15 $27.33 $56,850
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 470 3.69 8.14 $26.62 $55,370
Trenton, NJ 80 0.34 0.75 $26.53 $55,180
College Station-Bryan, TX (8) (8) (8) $26.14 $54,380
New Haven, CT 120 0.45 0.98 $25.67 $53,390
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 600 0.57 1.26 $25.63 $53,320
Richmond, VA 280 0.45 1.00 $25.59 $53,230

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 190 2.70 5.96 $17.86 $37,150
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 100 0.79 1.74 $12.94 $26,920
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 80 0.64 1.42 $24.55 $51,060
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.35 0.78 $17.65 $36,720
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 60 0.54 1.20 $20.95 $43,580

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 190 2.70 5.96 $17.86 $37,150
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 100 0.79 1.74 $12.94 $26,920
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 80 0.64 1.42 $24.55 $51,060
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 60 0.54 1.20 $20.95 $43,580
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 60 0.44 0.97 $14.48 $30,120

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)
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 80 0.64 1.42 $24.55 $51,060
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $22.50 $46,790
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 50 0.42 0.93 $22.13 $46,040
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 60 0.54 1.20 $20.95 $43,580
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 40 0.36 0.79 $20.33 $42,290


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