Motion pictures & video industries

Industry Group

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Workforce
419k
2020 ACS Estimate
Average Employee Age
35.7
Average Salary
$65,157
Average Male Salary
$70,972
Average Female Salary
$68,415

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The top three occupations in the Motion pictures & video industries Industry Group are Producers & directors, Other managers, Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors, Cashiers, and Ushers, lobby attendants, & ticket takers. On average, full-time employees in the Motion pictures & video industries Industry Group work 46.3 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $85,649. Part-time employees in the same industry work 21 hours and earn an average annual salary of $16,896.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Motion pictures & video industries Industry Group are Burbank City PUMA, CA, West Hollywood & Beverly Hills Cities PUMA, CA, and LA City (Central/Pacific Palisades) 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 Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Motion pictures & video industries goes to Miscellaneous mathematical science occupations, including mathematicians & statisticians.

Monthly Employment

Start Year
Y-Axis
32.9%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 115k people employed in the Motion Picture and Video Industries industry. This represents a 32.9% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

This chart shows monthly employment numbers for Motion Picture and Video Industries over time (non-seasonally adjusted).

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Occupations

Occupations by Share

419k
Workforce (ACS Estimate)
± 15.9k
−0.64%
1 Year Growth
± 5.38%

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Motion pictures & video industries Industry Group has been declining at a rate of −0.64%, , from 422k people in 2019 to 419k people in 2020.

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 Other managers with 9.32% and Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors with 6.54%.

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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, Other managers, Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors, Cashiers, 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 Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors, Producers & directors, and Ushers, lobby attendants, & ticket takers.

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Wages

Average Salary

$65,157
AVERAGE WAGE
± $3,318

On average, employees in the Motion pictures & video industries Industry Group make $65,157 per year. This number makes Motion pictures & video industries the 79 highest paying Industry Group in the United States out of a total of 269 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

0.558
WAGE GINI

Motion pictures & video industries has a wage GINI of 0.558, which is more than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less 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 $70,972 and $68,415. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Composition by Sex

153k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
±9.6k
266k
MALE WORKFORCE
±12.7k

63.5% of workers in the Motion pictures & video industries Industry Group are Male, making them the more common sex in the workforce. This chart shows the sex breakdown of the Motion pictures & video industries Industry Group.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

$70,972
AVERAGE MALE SALARY
±$4,398
$68,415
AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY
±$4,317

On average, Male workers in the Motion pictures & video industries Industry Group make 1.04 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the sex-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. White
  2. Asian
  3. Two or More Races

On average, White employees in the Motion pictures & video industries Industry Group earn 1.07 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. Professional and business services 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 flow diagram, 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 closest comparable data for Motion pictures & video industries is from Information.

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

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Use of Output by Other Industries

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

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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