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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes
Industry profile for Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes
Geographic profile for Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes

National estimates for Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
12,480 8.5 % $ 55.97 $ 116,410 4.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 22.78 $ 29.40 $ 37.70 $ 78.33 (5)
Annual Wage (2) $ 47,370 $ 61,160 $ 78,410 $ 162,930 (5)


Industry profile for Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes:

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 9,780 41.63 $ 59.48 $ 123,720
Performing Arts Companies 540 0.78 $ 33.37 $ 69,400
Motion Picture and Video Industries 310 0.10 $ 44.68 $ 92,940
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 210 0.27 $ 50.25 $ 104,520
Spectator Sports 180 0.16 $ 55.37 $ 115,170

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes:

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 9,780 41.63 $ 59.48 $ 123,720
Sound Recording Industries 140 0.81 $ 43.99 $ 91,490
Performing Arts Companies 540 0.78 $ 33.37 $ 69,400
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 210 0.27 $ 50.25 $ 104,520
Spectator Sports 180 0.16 $ 55.37 $ 115,170

Top paying industries for Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes:

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 9,780 41.63 $ 59.48 $ 123,720
Spectator Sports 180 0.16 $ 55.37 $ 115,170
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 210 0.27 $ 50.25 $ 104,520
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers (8) (8) $ 49.46 $ 102,880
Motion Picture and Video Industries 310 0.10 $ 44.68 $ 92,940


Geographic profile for Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of agents and business managers of artists, performers, and athletes by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 6,250 0.38 4.26 $ 62.95 $ 130,930
New York 2,420 0.28 3.15 $ 59.61 $ 123,980
Florida 770 0.09 1.00 $ 51.41 $ 106,940
Texas 310 0.03 0.29 $ 29.96 $ 62,310
Washington 200 0.06 0.71 $ 49.46 $ 102,870


Map of location quotient of agents and business managers of artists, performers, and athletes by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 6,250 0.38 4.26 $ 62.95 $ 130,930
New York 2,420 0.28 3.15 $ 59.61 $ 123,980
Nevada 170 0.13 1.49 (8) (8)
Florida 770 0.09 1.00 $ 51.41 $ 106,940
Maryland 170 0.07 0.75 (8) (8)


Map of annual mean wages of agents and business managers of artists, performers, and athletes by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 6,250 0.38 4.26 $ 62.95 $ 130,930
New York 2,420 0.28 3.15 $ 59.61 $ 123,980
Connecticut 100 0.06 0.73 $ 51.77 $ 107,690
Florida 770 0.09 1.00 $ 51.41 $ 106,940
Washington 200 0.06 0.71 $ 49.46 $ 102,870



Map of employment of agents and business managers of artists, performers, and athletes by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 5,440 0.95 10.74 $ 63.78 $ 132,660
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 2,400 0.28 3.12 $ 59.60 $ 123,970
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 250 0.10 1.14 $ 46.75 $ 97,230
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 240 0.11 1.19 $ 55.72 $ 115,890
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 180 0.09 1.05 $ 50.97 $ 106,020
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 160 0.17 1.97 (8) (8)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 140 0.05 0.55 $ 63.36 $ 131,780
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 140 0.04 0.43 $ 30.55 $ 63,550
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 140 0.12 1.30 $ 49.30 $ 102,540
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 120 0.03 0.33 $ 52.68 $ 109,570


Map of location quotient of agents and business managers of artists, performers, and athletes by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 5,440 0.95 10.74 $ 63.78 $ 132,660
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 2,400 0.28 3.12 $ 59.60 $ 123,970
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 70 0.18 1.99 $ 49.56 $ 103,090
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 160 0.17 1.97 (8) (8)
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 140 0.12 1.30 $ 49.30 $ 102,540
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 110 0.11 1.26 $ 46.88 $ 97,500
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 240 0.11 1.19 $ 55.72 $ 115,890
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 250 0.10 1.14 $ 46.75 $ 97,230
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 180 0.09 1.05 $ 50.97 $ 106,020
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 90 0.07 0.83 $ 63.14 $ 131,330


Map of annual mean wages of agents and business managers of artists, performers, and athletes by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 5,440 0.95 10.74 $ 63.78 $ 132,660
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 140 0.05 0.55 $ 63.36 $ 131,780
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 90 0.07 0.83 $ 63.14 $ 131,330
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 2,400 0.28 3.12 $ 59.60 $ 123,970
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 240 0.11 1.19 $ 55.72 $ 115,890
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 120 0.03 0.33 $ 52.68 $ 109,570
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 180 0.09 1.05 $ 50.97 $ 106,020
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 70 0.18 1.99 $ 49.56 $ 103,090
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 140 0.12 1.30 $ 49.30 $ 102,540
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 110 0.11 1.26 $ 46.88 $ 97,500


About May 2021 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 $100.00 per hour or $208,000 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022