Motion pictures & video industries

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Workforce

437k

2017 ACS Estimate

Average Employee Age

35.5

Estimated Job Growth

N/A%

10-Year Projection

Average Salary

$60,861

Average Male Salary

$66,482

Average Female Salary

$50,909

About

The top three occupations in the Motion pictures & video industries Industry Group are Producers & directors, Miscellaneous managers, Cashiers, Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors, and Ushers, lobby attendants, & ticket takers. On average, full-time employees in the Motion pictures & video industries Industry Group work 46.4 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $81,434. Part-time employees in the same industry work 20.9 hours and earn an average annual salary of $16,149.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Motion pictures & video industries Industry Group are LA City (Central/Pacific Palisades) PUMA, CA, West Hollywood & Beverly Hills Cities PUMA, CA, and Burbank City PUMA, CA. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Motion pictures & video industries.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Motion pictures & video industries Industry Group. Producers & directors are the most common position, but the Motion pictures & video industries Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Motion picture projectionists, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Motion pictures & video industries goes to Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers.

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Occupations by Share

437k

Workforce (ACS Estimate)

± 16.2k

7.83%

1 Year Growth

± 4.96%

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Motion pictures & video industries Industry Group has been growing at a rate of 7.83%, , from 406k people in 2016 to 437k people in 2017.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Motion pictures & video industries by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Producers & directors represent the largest share of positions held in Motion pictures & video industries at 13.6%, followed by Miscellaneous managers with 12% and Cashiers with 6.48%.

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Most Common

The most common occupations in the Motion pictures & video industries Industry Group, by number of employees, are Producers & directors, Miscellaneous managers, Cashiers, Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors, and Ushers, lobby attendants, & ticket takers.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, Motion pictures & video industries employs an unusually high number of Motion picture projectionists, Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors, and Producers & directors.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Motion pictures & video industries, by average wage, are Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers, Financial managers, and Other Computer Occupations.

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Wages

Average Salary

$60,861

AVERAGE WAGE

± $3,076

On average, employees in the Motion pictures & video industries Industry Group make $60,861 per year. This number makes Motion pictures & video industries the 82 highest paying Industry Group in the United States out of a total of 266 Industry Groups.

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Wage by Location

HIGHEST PAYING PUBLIC USE MICRODATA AREA

This map shows which public use microdata areas (PUMAs) pay the highest average salary to employees in the Motion pictures & video industries Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.566

WAGE GINI

Motion pictures & video industries has a wage GINI of 0.566, which is more than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Motion pictures & video industries (shown in red) in comparison to the national average for those wage buckets (shown in gray).

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Opportunities

Spatial Concentration

This map shows the PUMAs in the United States that have revealed comparative advantage in the Motion pictures & video industries Industry Group.

These are locations that employ more people in the Motion pictures & video industries Industry Group than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the Motion pictures & video industries Industry Group.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Motion pictures & video industries Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $66,482 and $50,909. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

158k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

±9.75k

280k

MALE WORKFORCE

±13k

63.9% of workers in the Motion pictures & video industries Industry Group are Male, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Motion pictures & video industries Industry Group.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$66,482

AVERAGE MALE SALARY

±$4,062

$50,909

AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY

±$4,509

On average, Male workers in the Motion pictures & video industries Industry Group make 1.31 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Motion pictures & video industries Industry Group.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

RACE OR ETHNICITY WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE SALARY

  1. Asian

  2. White

  3. Two or More Races

On average, Asian employees in the Motion pictures & video industries Industry Group earn 1.17 times more than other races and ethnicities. This chart shows the race and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in the Motion pictures & video industries Industry Group.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Motion pictures & video industries Industry Group. Based on estimates from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, this section indicates the amount of money spent by a specific industry in other industries. Information has the highest single input, by dollars, to the Motion pictures & video industries Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Motion pictures & video industries Industry Group is Information.

In this visualization, click on a category to expand or collapse it. All of the industries listed to the left are those places from which the highlighted industry has made purchases. They are the intermediate inputs to the highlighted industry. All those industries listed on the right side are those industries that have made purchases from the highlighted industry. They are the use of outputs of the highlighted industry. The visualizations below offer alternative ways to see and understand this data.

Industrial Flow

The closest comparable data for Motion pictures & video industries is from Information.

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Intermediate Inputs

The Motion pictures & video industries Industry Group gets the most input, by its share of the cost of all intermediate inputs, from the Information Industry. This visualization does not include labor and capital costs.

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Use of Output by Other Industries

The Information Industry purchases the greatest share of products and services from the Motion pictures & video industries Industry Group in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the Motion pictures & video industries Industry Group for final consumption by consumers, businesses, or government are not included here.

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Projections

Growth projections of the Motion pictures & video industries Industry Group, both by number of employees and output, from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The national workforce is projected to grow 8.13% in the next ten years. The Motion pictures & video industries Industry Group has a lower projected workforce growth at N/A%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (N/A%) is lower than the projected national growth in output (24.6%).

Job Growth

N/A%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

8.13%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for the Motion pictures & video industries Industry Group, which is lower than the national average of 8.13%.

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Output Growth

N/A%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

24.6%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in output of the Motion pictures & video industries Industry Group, which is lower than the national average of 24.6%

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