Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

39-3021 Motion Picture Projectionists

Set up and operate motion picture projection and related sound reproduction equipment.


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)
5,620 6.3 % $11.80 $24,540 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.35 $9.04 $10.33 $13.12 $17.20
Annual Wage (2) $17,360 $18,800 $21,490 $27,280 $35,780


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 5,170 1.33 $11.33 $23,560
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 160 0.11 $14.54 $30,240
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 70 0.06 $16.01 $33,290
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 70 0.12 $27.24 $56,660
Local Government (OES Designation) 30 0.00 $9.89 $20,570

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motion Picture and Video Industries 5,170 1.33 $11.33 $23,560
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 70 0.12 $27.24 $56,660
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 160 0.11 $14.54 $30,240
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 70 0.06 $16.01 $33,290
Local Government (OES Designation) 30 0.00 $9.89 $20,570

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 70 0.12 $27.24 $56,660
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 70 0.06 $16.01 $33,290
Performing Arts Companies (8) (8) $15.67 $32,590
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 160 0.11 $14.54 $30,240
Motion Picture and Video Industries 5,170 1.33 $11.33 $23,560


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)
Florida 810 0.10 2.51 $10.68 $22,210
California 490 0.03 0.78 $13.43 $27,930
Texas 420 0.04 0.88 $11.43 $23,770
Pennsylvania 290 0.05 1.23 $10.61 $22,080
Virginia 250 0.07 1.69 $10.66 $22,180




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)
Arkansas 140 0.12 2.98 $8.75 $18,200
Florida 810 0.10 2.51 $10.68 $22,210
Idaho 50 0.08 1.92 $11.44 $23,790
Virginia 250 0.07 1.69 $10.66 $22,180
Maine 40 0.07 1.83 $16.56 $34,430




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Missouri 40 0.01 0.34 $18.76 $39,010
Maine 40 0.07 1.83 $16.56 $34,430
Maryland (8) (8) (8) $16.13 $33,560
New York 250 0.03 0.67 $15.52 $32,270
New Jersey 160 0.04 0.98 $14.03 $29,180





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 200 0.03 0.74 $16.64 $34,610
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 180 0.10 2.49 $13.37 $27,810
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 160 0.04 0.98 $15.49 $32,220
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 120 0.03 0.82 (8) (8)
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 110 0.10 2.45 $10.28 $21,370
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 100 0.10 2.44 $9.26 $19,250
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 90 0.04 0.87 $11.56 $24,050
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 80 0.08 1.96 $10.35 $21,520
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 80 0.04 1.00 $11.39 $23,690
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 70 0.10 2.34 $9.97 $20,730




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)
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 60 0.37 9.01 $10.47 $21,770
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 30 0.15 3.63 $10.43 $21,700
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 70 0.13 3.08 $10.92 $22,720
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 180 0.10 2.49 $13.37 $27,810
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 110 0.10 2.45 $10.28 $21,370
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 100 0.10 2.44 $9.26 $19,250
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 70 0.10 2.34 $9.97 $20,730
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 80 0.08 1.96 $10.35 $21,520
Pittsburgh, PA 70 0.06 1.46 $10.60 $22,040
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 70 0.06 1.52 $10.07 $20,940




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)
Cleveland-Elyria, OH (8) (8) (8) $17.45 $36,300
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 200 0.03 0.74 $16.64 $34,610
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 160 0.04 0.98 $15.49 $32,220
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $14.71 $30,590
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 180 0.10 2.49 $13.37 $27,810
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $12.82 $26,670
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 30 0.04 0.93 $12.67 $26,360
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 90 0.04 0.87 $11.56 $24,050
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 80 0.04 1.00 $11.39 $23,690
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX (8) (8) (8) $11.16 $23,220


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