Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

13-1011 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes

Represent and promote artists, performers, and athletes in dealings with current or prospective employers. May handle contract negotiation and other business matters for clients.


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 occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
13,230 4.4 % $46.06 $95,810 5.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.49 $19.27 $30.26 $53.54 (5)
Annual Wage (2) $28,060 $40,080 $62,940 $111,370 (5)


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)
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures 8,750 37.95 $46.90 $97,560
Performing Arts Companies 1,230 1.03 $28.36 $59,000
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 940 0.76 $33.33 $69,340
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 780 1.47 (8) (8)
Motion Picture and Video Industries 280 0.07 $54.39 $113,120

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures 8,750 37.95 $46.90 $97,560
Sound Recording Industries 270 1.68 (8) (8)
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 780 1.47 (8) (8)
Performing Arts Companies 1,230 1.03 $28.36 $59,000
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 940 0.76 $33.33 $69,340

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations (8) (8) $64.66 $134,500
Motion Picture and Video Industries 280 0.07 $54.39 $113,120
Legal Services 80 0.01 $51.64 $107,400
Spectator Sports 150 0.11 $49.70 $103,370
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures 8,750 37.95 $46.90 $97,560


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 4,910 0.32 3.30 $55.74 $115,940
New York 2,630 0.29 3.05 $49.48 $102,930
Florida 810 0.10 1.06 $32.91 $68,450
Tennessee 420 0.15 1.57 $29.86 $62,120
Massachusetts 320 0.10 0.99 $46.92 $97,590



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)
California 4,910 0.32 3.30 $55.74 $115,940
New York 2,630 0.29 3.05 $49.48 $102,930
District of Columbia 140 0.21 2.22 $53.18 $110,620
Tennessee 420 0.15 1.57 $29.86 $62,120
Massachusetts 320 0.10 0.99 $46.92 $97,590



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 4,910 0.32 3.30 $55.74 $115,940
District of Columbia 140 0.21 2.22 $53.18 $110,620
New York 2,630 0.29 3.05 $49.48 $102,930
Massachusetts 320 0.10 0.99 $46.92 $97,590
Illinois 250 0.04 0.44 $43.96 $91,440




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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,380 1.07 11.13 $56.59 $117,700
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,550 0.39 4.11 $49.92 $103,830
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 400 0.45 4.67 $30.08 $62,560
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 280 0.11 1.20 $46.45 $96,620
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 240 0.22 2.27 $30.07 $62,540
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 230 0.09 0.98 $35.60 $74,040
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 190 0.11 1.14 $52.77 $109,760
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 170 0.05 0.51 $48.59 $101,060
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 170 0.14 1.51 $36.03 $74,940
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 160 0.09 0.90 $41.08 $85,440



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 4,380 1.07 11.13 $56.59 $117,700
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 400 0.45 4.67 $30.08 $62,560
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,550 0.39 4.11 $49.92 $103,830
San Rafael, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.36 3.74 (8) (8)
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL 40 0.27 2.80 (8) (8)
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 240 0.22 2.27 $30.07 $62,540
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 140 0.18 1.89 $26.01 $54,100
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 170 0.14 1.51 $36.03 $74,940
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 70 0.13 1.32 $28.95 $60,220
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 120 0.12 1.20 $40.89 $85,060



Top paying metropolitan areas for 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 4,380 1.07 11.13 $56.59 $117,700
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 190 0.11 1.14 $52.77 $109,760
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,550 0.39 4.11 $49.92 $103,830
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 170 0.05 0.51 $48.59 $101,060
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 280 0.11 1.20 $46.45 $96,620
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $41.43 $86,170
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 160 0.09 0.90 $41.08 $85,440
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 120 0.12 1.20 $40.89 $85,060
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $40.23 $83,680
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 110 0.10 1.02 $37.42 $77,830


About May 2015 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $90.00 per hour or $187,200 per year.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016