Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations (Major Group)

This major group comprises the following occupations: Art Directors ; Craft Artists ; Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators ; Multimedia Artists and Animators ; Artists and Related Workers, All Other ; Commercial and Industrial Designers ; Fashion Designers ; Floral Designers ; Graphic Designers ; Interior Designers ; Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers ; Set and Exhibit Designers ; Designers, All Other ; Actors ; Producers and Directors ; Athletes and Sports Competitors ; Coaches and Scouts ; Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials ; Dancers ; Choreographers ; Music Directors and Composers ; Musicians and Singers ; Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers, All Other ; Radio and Television Announcers ; Public Address System and Other Announcers ; Broadcast News Analysts ; Reporters and Correspondents ; Public Relations Specialists ; Editors ; Technical Writers ; Writers and Authors ; Interpreters and Translators ; Media and Communication Workers, All Other ; Audio and Video Equipment Technicians ; Broadcast Technicians ; Radio Operators ; Sound Engineering Technicians ; Photographers ; Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture ; Film and Video Editors ; Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this major group:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
1,716,640 0.5 % $25.14 $52,290 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.37 $13.68 $20.61 $30.94 $44.12
Annual Wage (2) $19,480 $28,450 $42,870 $64,350 $91,770


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 137,740 27.32 $24.55 $51,070
Motion Picture and Video Industries 126,240 35.60 $35.85 $74,570
Radio and Television Broadcasting 123,970 58.27 $23.98 $49,870
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 90,990 22.27 $30.75 $63,960
Elementary and Secondary Schools 86,730 1.02 $17.79 $37,010

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 27,190 59.97 $32.07 $66,700
Radio and Television Broadcasting 123,970 58.27 $23.98 $49,870
Performing Arts Companies 58,290 51.41 $27.43 $57,060
Specialized Design Services 52,390 45.93 $26.45 $55,010
Florists 32,740 45.68 $11.87 $24,680

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 60 0.05 $47.54 $98,880
Legal Services 2,230 0.20 $46.49 $96,710
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing (8) (8) $40.74 $84,740
Postal Service 140 0.02 $39.11 $81,340
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 1,540 0.98 $37.68 $78,370


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 272,130 19.44 1.44 $31.43 $65,370
New York 180,010 21.57 1.60 $32.87 $68,370
Texas 108,030 10.71 0.79 $22.46 $46,720
Florida 84,650 11.92 0.88 $22.31 $46,400
Illinois 69,980 12.66 0.94 $23.67 $49,240




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 25,440 39.79 2.95 $35.69 $74,240
New York 180,010 21.57 1.60 $32.87 $68,370
California 272,130 19.44 1.44 $31.43 $65,370
Vermont 5,200 18.13 1.34 $20.31 $42,240
Massachusetts 55,990 17.95 1.33 $27.74 $57,710




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 25,440 39.79 2.95 $35.69 $74,240
New York 180,010 21.57 1.60 $32.87 $68,370
California 272,130 19.44 1.44 $31.43 $65,370
Massachusetts 55,990 17.95 1.33 $27.74 $57,710
Virginia 50,580 14.34 1.06 $27.03 $56,220

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 139,740 28.05 2.08 $35.52 $73,890
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 130,500 34.18 2.53 $35.87 $74,610
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 55,140 24.09 1.78 $32.95 $68,530
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 49,010 13.84 1.02 $25.60 $53,250
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 37,130 22.40 1.66 $29.43 $61,220
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 28,760 17.14 1.27 $24.51 $50,970
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 28,020 14.00 1.04 $25.00 $52,010
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 25,980 27.38 2.03 $34.12 $70,960
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 25,660 19.06 1.41 $27.23 $56,640
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 24,850 11.29 0.84 $25.44 $52,920




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 130,500 34.18 2.53 $35.87 $74,610
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 139,740 28.05 2.08 $35.52 $73,890
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 25,980 27.38 2.03 $34.12 $70,960
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 55,140 24.09 1.78 $32.95 $68,530
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 37,130 22.40 1.66 $29.43 $61,220
Boulder, CO 3,350 22.04 1.63 $24.21 $50,350
Santa Fe, NM 1,290 21.26 1.57 $17.01 $35,390
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 2,300 21.17 1.57 $21.24 $44,190
Missoula, MT 1,080 20.03 1.48 $17.27 $35,920
Muncie, IN 870 19.80 1.47 $15.63 $32,520