Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers

Assist patrons at entertainment events by performing duties, such as collecting admission tickets and passes from patrons, assisting in finding seats, searching for lost articles, and locating such facilities as rest rooms and telephones.


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)
106,770 2.6 % $9.79 $20,370 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.83 $8.33 $8.98 $10.36 $13.63
Annual Wage (2) $16,290 $17,320 $18,680 $21,550 $28,350


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 38,010 10.09 $9.09 $18,920
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 17,620 16.76 $10.07 $20,950
Spectator Sports 10,210 7.67 $9.71 $20,210
Employment Services 7,470 0.23 $9.53 $19,820
Performing Arts Companies 6,700 5.71 $11.00 $22,890

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 17,620 16.76 $10.07 $20,950
Motion Picture and Video Industries 38,010 10.09 $9.09 $18,920
Spectator Sports 10,210 7.67 $9.71 $20,210
Performing Arts Companies 6,700 5.71 $11.00 $22,890
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 3,130 2.24 $9.88 $20,540

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lessors of Real Estate 1,290 0.23 $14.95 $31,090
Special Food Services 100 0.02 $13.56 $28,200
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 40 (7) $13.37 $27,820
Gambling Industries 310 0.23 $12.42 $25,830
Activities Related to Real Estate 570 0.10 $12.15 $25,280


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 15,010 1.02 1.27 $10.64 $22,140
Texas 7,560 0.69 0.86 $8.44 $17,560
New York 7,160 0.83 1.03 $12.77 $26,550
Illinois 6,150 1.08 1.34 $10.72 $22,290
Florida 5,490 0.74 0.91 $9.22 $19,190




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 2,550 2.22 2.75 $11.56 $24,030
Utah 1,990 1.60 1.99 $9.07 $18,870
South Carolina 2,600 1.43 1.77 $8.43 $17,530
Colorado 3,090 1.34 1.67 $9.62 $20,000
Missouri 3,150 1.19 1.48 $9.55 $19,870




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 7,160 0.83 1.03 $12.77 $26,550
Nevada 2,550 2.22 2.75 $11.56 $24,030
Washington 3,080 1.09 1.35 $11.47 $23,850
District of Columbia 580 0.87 1.08 $11.23 $23,360
Illinois 6,150 1.08 1.34 $10.72 $22,290





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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,560 1.06 1.32 $13.05 $27,150
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 4,500 1.22 1.51 $10.86 $22,580
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,370 1.10 1.37 $9.97 $20,740
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 2,370 2.26 2.81 $13.24 $27,550
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,270 0.99 1.22 $8.77 $18,240
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 2,270 2.70 3.35 $11.84 $24,630
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 2,180 1.50 1.87 $12.01 $24,990
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 2,100 1.45 1.80 $10.22 $21,260
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 2,050 2.24 2.79 $8.20 $17,060
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,890 1.03 1.28 $11.00 $22,880




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)
Knoxville, TN 1,480 4.59 5.69 $8.14 $16,930
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 2,270 2.70 3.35 $11.84 $24,630
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 810 2.67 3.32 $8.35 $17,360
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 340 2.56 3.17 $10.48 $21,790
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 2,370 2.26 2.81 $13.24 $27,550
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 2,050 2.24 2.79 $8.20 $17,060
Fort Collins-Loveland, CO 300 2.23 2.77 $9.18 $19,090
Salt Lake City, UT 1,410 2.19 2.72 $9.05 $18,830
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, SC 230 2.07 2.57 $8.85 $18,400
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 1,440 2.06 2.56 $9.80 $20,390




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)
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 390 1.32 1.64 $14.57 $30,300
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 2,370 2.26 2.81 $13.24 $27,550
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,560 1.06 1.32 $13.05 $27,150
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 550 0.45 0.56 $13.01 $27,050
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 180 0.42 0.52 $12.12 $25,210
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 2,180 1.50 1.87 $12.01 $24,990
Spokane, WA 90 0.46 0.57 $11.91 $24,770
Rochester, NY 410 0.83 1.03 $11.86 $24,670
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 2,270 2.70 3.35 $11.84 $24,630
Charleston, WV (8) (8) (8) $11.15 $23,180

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 260 3.75 4.65 $8.42 $17,520
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 230 1.43 1.77 $11.85 $24,640
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 220 1.37 1.70 $9.56 $19,890
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 170 0.58 0.73 $8.75 $18,210
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 160 1.14 1.42 $9.55 $19,850

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 260 3.75 4.65 $8.42 $17,520
South Western Utah nonmetropolitan area 60 2.63 3.27 $8.23 $17,120
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 230 1.43 1.77 $11.85 $24,640
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 220 1.37 1.70 $9.56 $19,890
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 160 1.14 1.42 $9.55 $19,850

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)
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 230 1.43 1.77 $11.85 $24,640
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 60 0.63 0.78 $10.54 $21,930
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 30 0.72 0.89 $10.51 $21,870
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.40 0.50 $10.02 $20,840
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 220 1.37 1.70 $9.56 $19,890


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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