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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
data
Jan.
2020
Feb.
2020
Mar.
2020
Apr.
2020

Employment (in thousands)

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

516.8 511.7 (p)496.4 (p)279.4

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees

378.6 396.1 (p)388.2  

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2019

Athletes and sports competitors

7,960

Musicians and singers

23,780

Producers and directors

13,300

Public relations specialists

5,360

Ushers, lobby attendants, and ticket takers

43,150

(Source: Occupational Employment 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
data
Dec.
2019
Jan.
2020
Feb.
2020
Mar.
2020

Average hourly earnings

$34.70 $34.51 $34.20 (p)$34.29

Average weekly hours

25.8 25.5 26.2 (p)26.1

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

Data series Back
data
Dec.
2019
Jan.
2020
Feb.
2020
Mar.
2020

Average hourly earnings

$27.83 $28.37 $28.21 (p)$28.44

Average weekly hours

24.7 24.3 24.7 (p)24.5

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2019
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Athletes and sports competitors

(1)- (1)- 61,920 110,890

Musicians and singers

36.49 44.97 (1)- (1)-

Producers and directors

29.49 41.78 61,340 86,910

Public relations specialists

25.28 28.78 52,580 59,860

Ushers, lobby attendants, and ticket takers

12.35 13.33 25,690 27,720

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 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 2015 2016 2017 2018

Fatalities

Number of fatalities

50 54 40 45

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

Data series 2018

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

Total recordable cases

5.4

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

2.5

Cases involving days away from work

1.2

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

1.3

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
data
4th quarter
2018
1st quarter
2019
2nd quarter
2019
3rd quarter
2019

Number of establishments

Private industry

59,820 (p)59,404 (p)60,283 (p)61,009

Local government

173 (p)175 (p)174 (p)173

State government

32 (p)31 (p)31 (p)31

Federal government

9 (p)9 (p)9 (p)9

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

 

Data extracted on: May 22, 2020