Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

27-1013 Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators

Create original artwork using any of a wide variety of media and techniques.


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)
12,100 7.0 % $24.58 $51,120 3.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.78 $12.85 $21.10 $31.50 $44.42
Annual Wage (2) $18,260 $26,720 $43,890 $65,510 $92,400


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)
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 3,660 6.85 $20.86 $43,390
Motion Picture and Video Industries 950 0.25 $31.83 $66,210
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers 570 0.19 $17.40 $36,200
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 480 0.11 $27.77 $57,770
Software Publishers 480 0.16 $45.52 $94,680

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 3,660 6.85 $20.86 $43,390
Specialized Design Services 330 0.27 $26.38 $54,870
Motion Picture and Video Industries 950 0.25 $31.83 $66,210
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 200 0.24 $16.59 $34,500
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers 570 0.19 $17.40 $36,200

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers (8) (8) $57.63 $119,870
Software Publishers 480 0.16 $45.52 $94,680
Scientific Research and Development Services (8) (8) $36.82 $76,580
Employment Services 120 (7) $34.67 $72,120
Motion Picture and Video Industries 950 0.25 $31.83 $66,210


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 3,190 0.21 2.36 $30.27 $62,950
New York 840 0.10 1.06 $36.51 $75,940
Ohio 800 0.15 1.73 $12.20 $25,380
Florida 610 0.08 0.89 $20.65 $42,960
Texas 590 0.05 0.58 $26.02 $54,120



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)
Nebraska 220 0.23 2.62 $18.69 $38,880
California 3,190 0.21 2.36 $30.27 $62,950
Utah 210 0.17 1.85 $18.33 $38,130
Vermont 50 0.15 1.69 $16.30 $33,900
Oklahoma 230 0.15 1.63 $23.09 $48,020



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Arizona 110 0.04 0.47 $45.96 $95,600
New York 840 0.10 1.06 $36.51 $75,940
Washington 380 0.13 1.48 $34.23 $71,200
Connecticut 100 0.06 0.71 $33.69 $70,070
California 3,190 0.21 2.36 $30.27 $62,950




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 1,380 0.34 3.81 $31.88 $66,310
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 740 0.14 1.54 $37.36 $77,710
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 360 0.36 3.98 $10.51 $21,850
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 320 0.21 2.36 $36.70 $76,330
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 310 0.29 3.25 $18.29 $38,030
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 250 0.07 0.76 $28.23 $58,710
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 230 0.10 1.08 $20.25 $42,110
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 210 0.20 2.22 $23.87 $49,660
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 210 0.09 1.03 $33.20 $69,060
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 200 0.11 1.22 $18.23 $37,920



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)
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 360 0.36 3.98 $10.51 $21,850
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,380 0.34 3.81 $31.88 $66,310
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 310 0.29 3.25 $18.29 $38,030
Provo-Orem, UT 50 0.25 2.76 $15.77 $32,790
Fort Collins-Loveland, CO 30 0.23 2.55 $21.10 $43,880
Madison, WI 80 0.22 2.42 $22.02 $45,810
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 320 0.21 2.36 $36.70 $76,330
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 210 0.20 2.22 $23.87 $49,660
Lancaster, PA 40 0.18 2.05 $18.19 $37,840
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 50 0.16 1.83 $17.19 $35,750



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)
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA (8) (8) (8) $38.63 $80,340
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 740 0.14 1.54 $37.36 $77,710
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 70 0.06 0.71 $37.28 $77,540
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 320 0.21 2.36 $36.70 $76,330
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 60 0.13 1.46 $33.39 $69,450
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 210 0.09 1.03 $33.20 $69,060
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,380 0.34 3.81 $31.88 $66,310
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $28.68 $59,650
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 250 0.07 0.76 $28.23 $58,710
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 40 0.05 0.52 $28.16 $58,580


About May 2014 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 mean 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015