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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Motion Picture Projectionists Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,640
25th Percentile Wage
$19,200
50th Percentile Wage
$22,050
75th Percentile Wage
$27,340
90th Percentile Wage
$36,290

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 $36,290. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $22,050. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,640. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 105% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of motion picture projectionists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$22,050
-0.23% 10.07%
2016
$22,100
2.76% -
2015
$21,490
3.07% -
2014
$20,830
2.88% -
2013
$20,230
1.98% -
2012
$19,830
- -

Table 2. Motion Picture Projectionists Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of motion picture projectionists in 6 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 educational services sector with an annual salary $33,020. The lowest paying sector is the health care and social assistance sector (annual salary $19,020).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Educational Services
$33,020
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$29,310
Accommodation and Food Services
$22,300
Information
$21,930
Federal, State, and Local Government
$21,710
Health Care and Social Assistance
$19,020

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 $17,910 to $34,600. The highest paying state for motion picture projectionists is New York with a median annual salary of $34,600. The lowest paying state is Iowa with a median annual salary of $17,910. For more salary information of motion picture projectionists profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
New York
$34,600
California
$34,550
Missouri
$31,660
Massachusetts
$30,860
Maine
$26,930
New Jersey
$25,960
Georgia
$25,290
Virginia
$24,930
Maryland
$24,820
Idaho
$24,310
Washington
$24,210
Mississippi
$24,050
North Carolina
$23,900
Oregon
$23,670
Montana
$23,400
Arkansas
$23,020
Kansas
$22,980
Nebraska
$22,950
Connecticut
$22,550
Ohio
$22,450
Utah
$22,180
Wisconsin
$21,980
Michigan
$21,920
South Carolina
$21,740
Florida
$21,650
Tennessee
$21,320
New Mexico
$21,220
Texas
$21,070
Arizona
$20,820
Colorado
$20,320
Illinois
$20,160
Hawaii
$19,970
Louisiana
$19,580
Minnesota
$19,310
Kentucky
$18,940
Indiana
$18,890
Alabama
$18,390
Pennsylvania
$18,280
Puerto Rico
$18,250
Oklahoma
$18,170
Iowa
$17,910



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