Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
1,725,670 0.7 % $25.89 $53,850 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.38 $13.77 $20.98 $31.77 $45.42
Annual Wage (2) $19,520 $28,640 $43,640 $66,080 $94,470


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 134,960 27.95 $25.00 $52,010
Motion Picture and Video Industries 129,500 36.75 $41.76 $86,860
Radio and Television Broadcasting 122,370 57.64 $23.85 $49,600
Elementary and Secondary Schools 94,250 1.12 $18.22 $37,900
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 92,580 22.05 $31.91 $66,370

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 29,420 61.60 $33.75 $70,200
Radio and Television Broadcasting 122,370 57.64 $23.85 $49,600
Performing Arts Companies 57,210 50.50 $28.11 $58,460
Florists 31,720 46.29 $12.08 $25,120
Specialized Design Services 52,700 46.05 $27.05 $56,250

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 40 0.09 $43.88 $91,280
Motion Picture and Video Industries 129,500 36.75 $41.76 $86,860
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 1,030 0.67 $41.44 $86,190
Postal Service 120 0.02 $40.78 $84,820
Legal Services 1,930 0.17 $38.17 $79,400


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 274,570 19.56 1.45 $34.54 $71,840
New York 183,540 21.78 1.62 $34.20 $71,130
Texas 106,350 10.32 0.77 $21.99 $45,730
Florida 87,170 12.19 0.91 $21.88 $45,500
Illinois 70,530 12.65 0.94 $23.69 $49,280




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 25,640 39.76 2.96 $36.43 $75,760
New York 183,540 21.78 1.62 $34.20 $71,130
California 274,570 19.56 1.45 $34.54 $71,840
Vermont 5,280 18.14 1.35 $19.73 $41,040
Colorado 37,340 17.14 1.27 $23.66 $49,210




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 25,640 39.76 2.96 $36.43 $75,760
California 274,570 19.56 1.45 $34.54 $71,840
New York 183,540 21.78 1.62 $34.20 $71,130
Massachusetts 50,380 15.96 1.19 $27.69 $57,590
Virginia 49,990 14.07 1.05 $27.38 $56,940





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 142,530 28.16 2.09 $36.74 $76,420
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 134,810 35.26 2.62 $41.62 $86,580
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 54,430 23.56 1.75 $33.87 $70,450
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 50,770 14.17 1.05 $25.32 $52,660
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 32,610 19.46 1.45 $29.43 $61,210
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 29,320 17.13 1.27 $24.61 $51,190
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 27,250 12.23 0.91 $25.12 $52,260
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 26,870 19.62 1.46 $27.79 $57,800
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 26,540 12.98 0.96 $24.61 $51,200
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 25,890 26.98 2.01 $34.32 $71,390