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Motion Picture Projectionists Salary Information

The salary statistics of motion picture projectionists are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of motion picture projectionists within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The motion picture projectionists annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Motion Picture Projectionists Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,660
25th Percentile Wage
$18,920
50th Percentile Wage
$22,100
75th Percentile Wage
$27,770
90th Percentile Wage
$35,030

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for motion picture projectionists. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) motion picture projectionists is $35,030. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $22,100. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,660. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 98% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of motion picture projectionists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201622,1002.76%10.27%
201521,4903.07%-
201420,8302.88%-
201320,2301.98%-
201219,830--

Table 2. Motion Picture Projectionists Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of motion picture projectionists in 4 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for motion picture projectionists occupations is the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector with an annual salary $32,900. The lowest paying sector is the information sector (annual salary $21,890).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$32,900
Educational Services
$31,960
Accommodation and Food Services
$22,300
Information
$21,890

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Motion Picture Projectionists by States

From the above tables we note that not only motion picture projectionists salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of motion picture projectionists in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $17,890 to $31,660. The highest paying state for motion picture projectionists is Missouri with a median annual salary of $31,660. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $17,890. For more salary information of motion picture projectionists profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Missouri
$31,660
Washington
$28,230
Massachusetts
$28,210
New York
$27,030
Maine
$26,930
New Jersey
$25,720
Michigan
$24,860
Maryland
$24,820
California
$24,430
Virginia
$24,430
Mississippi
$24,050
Kansas
$23,180
Idaho
$23,000
Georgia
$22,940
Utah
$22,800
Nebraska
$22,790
Oregon
$22,680
Connecticut
$22,550
Pennsylvania
$22,320
Tennessee
$21,780
South Carolina
$21,740
Florida
$21,660
Ohio
$21,250
New Mexico
$21,220
Wisconsin
$21,030
Arizona
$20,690
Louisiana
$20,060
Oklahoma
$19,870
North Carolina
$19,850
Arkansas
$19,750
Texas
$19,560
Colorado
$19,500
Minnesota
$19,310
Illinois
$19,300
Indiana
$18,890
Alabama
$18,390
Iowa
$18,120
Puerto Rico
$17,890


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