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Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries: NAICS 711

About the Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries subsector

The performing arts, spectator sports, and related industries subsector is part of the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector.

Industries in the Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries subsector group establishments that produce or organize and promote live presentations involving the performances of actors and actresses, singers, dancers, musical groups and artists, athletes, and other entertainers, including independent (i.e., freelance) entertainers and the establishments that manage their careers. The classification recognizes four basic processes: (1) producing (i.e., presenting) events; (2) organizing, managing, and/or promoting events; (3) managing and representing entertainers; and (4) providing the artistic, creative and technical skills necessary to the production of these live events. Also, this subsector contains four industries for performing arts companies. Each is defined on the basis of the particular skills of the entertainers involved in the presentations.

North American Industry Classification System

The performing arts, spectator sports, and related industries subsector consists of these industry groups:

  • Performing Arts Companies: NAICS 7111
  • Spectator Sports: NAICS 7112
  • Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events: NAICS 7113
  • Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures: NAICS 7114
  • Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers: NAICS 7115

Workforce Statistics

This section provides information relating to employment in performing arts, spectator sports, and related industries. These data are obtained from employer or establishment surveys. The following tables present an overview of the industry including the number of jobs, data for occupations common to the industry, and projections of occupational employment change.

Employment

Data series Back
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Aug.
2021
Sep.
2021
Oct.
2021
Nov.
2021

Employment (in thousands)

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

441.7 472.3 (p)480.4 (p)487.9

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees

376.5 399.8 (p)401.4  

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2020

Athletes and sports competitors

5,990

Musicians and singers

18,500

Producers and directors

10,920

Public relations specialists

4,090

Ushers, lobby attendants, and ticket takers

29,700

(Source: Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics)

Projections

For projected (future) employment estimates, see the National Employment Matrix, which includes employment estimates by industry and occupation for performing arts, spectator sports, and related industries.

(Source: Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections)

Earnings and Hours

This section presents data on employee earnings and weekly hours. The latest industry averages of hourly earnings and weekly hours are shown. In addition, recent hourly and annual earnings are shown for occupations commonly found in performing arts, spectator sports, and related industries.

Earnings and Hours of All Employees

Data series Back
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Jul.
2021
Aug.
2021
Sep.
2021
Oct.
2021

Average hourly earnings

$35.18 $35.16 $35.99 (p)$35.94

Average weekly hours

28.2 27.7 25.7 (p)25.8

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

Data series Back
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Jul.
2021
Aug.
2021
Sep.
2021
Oct.
2021

Average hourly earnings

$27.08 $27.14 $27.73 (p)$29.09

Average weekly hours

26.1 24.9 23.4 (p)23.6

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2020
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Athletes and sports competitors

(1)- (1)- 58,100 111,110

Musicians and singers

40.36 47.40 (1)- (1)-

Producers and directors

30.22 44.50 62,860 92,550

Public relations specialists

26.32 29.87 54,740 62,140

Ushers, lobby attendants, and ticket takers

13.06 13.80 27,170 28,710

Footnotes
(1) Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.

(Source: Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics)

Work-related Fatalities, Injuries, and Illnesses

This section presents data for the industry on the number of workplace fatalities and the rates of workplace injuries and illnesses per 100 full-time workers in performing arts, spectator sports, and related industries. An injury or illness is considered to be work-related if an event or exposure in the work environment either caused or contributed to the resulting condition or significantly aggravated a pre-existing condition.

Data series 2016 2017 2018 2019

Fatalities

Number of fatalities

54 40 45 36

Blank cells indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.

Data series 2020

Rate of injury and illness cases per 100 full-time workers

Total recordable cases

3.6

Cases involving days away from work, job restriction, or transfer

1.8

Cases involving days away from work

1

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

0.9

Blank cells indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.

(Source: Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities)

Workplace Trends

This section presents data on the number of establishments in performing arts, spectator sports, and related industries.

Establishments

Data series Back
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3rd quarter
2020
4th quarter
2020
1st quarter
2021
2nd quarter
2021

Number of establishments

Private industry

63,998 66,167 (p)65,013 (p)66,197

Local government

173 173 (p)172 (p)171

State government

34 34 (p)33 (p)33

Federal government

8 8 (p)7 (p)7

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

 

Data extracted on: December 03, 2021