Glitz, glam and garbage cans overflowing: These are all realities of one of Hollywood's biggest nights, the Academy Awards. Started in 1929, the Oscars, as they're more fondly known, bring leading directors, writers, and actors into the spotlight. But, who's making sure that the light works and shines in the right spot?
Online salary and career site PayScale.com takes you to the "concrete carpet" at the Academy Awards to find out about the workers who are making the whole event come together. We've put together a list of essential players, their typical level of education, their median pay and their pay in the 90th percentile. Why include the 90th percentile earners? We figured that only the best get invited to work the Oscars -- so they're likely paid more than the folks with average skills.