Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
15,450 4.1 % $43.69 $90,870 3.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.91 $21.09 $31.22 $50.00 $96.30
Annual Wage (2) $31,020 $43,870 $64,940 $104,010 $200,310


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 11,370 39.97 $45.61 $94,870
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 800 0.57 $38.94 $80,990
Performing Arts Companies 790 0.63 $34.11 $70,950
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 490 0.95 $35.60 $74,040
Sound Recording Industries 400 2.38 $37.06 $77,080

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 11,370 39.97 $45.61 $94,870
Sound Recording Industries 400 2.38 $37.06 $77,080
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 490 0.95 $35.60 $74,040
Performing Arts Companies 790 0.63 $34.11 $70,950
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 800 0.57 $38.94 $80,990

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Legal Services 50 (7) $51.83 $107,800
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations (8) (8) $50.36 $104,750
Spectator Sports (8) (8) $50.25 $104,530
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 60 0.01 $46.25 $96,200
Scientific Research and Development Services 30 (7) $46.04 $95,750


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 6,300 0.38 3.48 $46.38 $96,470
New York 3,230 0.35 3.24 $49.63 $103,230
Florida 920 0.11 1.01 $43.51 $90,500
Tennessee 690 0.24 2.18 $35.31 $73,440
Texas 390 0.03 0.31 $39.79 $82,750




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 6,300 0.38 3.48 $46.38 $96,470
New York 3,230 0.35 3.24 $49.63 $103,230
District of Columbia 190 0.26 2.43 $55.84 $116,140
Tennessee 690 0.24 2.18 $35.31 $73,440
Nevada 150 0.12 1.08 $28.27 $58,790




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 190 0.26 2.43 $55.84 $116,140
New York 3,230 0.35 3.24 $49.63 $103,230
Wisconsin 60 0.02 0.21 $49.20 $102,330
Kansas 30 0.03 0.23 $47.74 $99,290
California 6,300 0.38 3.48 $46.38 $96,470



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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 5,880 1.33 12.24 $46.42 $96,550
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,990 0.45 4.12 $49.30 $102,550
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 650 0.69 6.40 $35.18 $73,180
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 280 0.15 1.39 $29.10 $60,520
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 270 0.11 0.97 $63.38 $131,820
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 230 0.09 0.83 $41.76 $86,850
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 180 0.05 0.47 $33.00 $68,630
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 180 0.15 1.37 $38.35 $79,780
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 170 0.15 1.35 $50.86 $105,780
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 160 0.14 1.27 $41.61 $86,560


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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 5,880 1.33 12.24 $46.42 $96,550
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 650 0.69 6.40 $35.18 $73,180
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,990 0.45 4.12 $49.30 $102,550
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 280 0.15 1.39 $29.10 $60,520
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 180 0.15 1.37 $38.35 $79,780
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 170 0.15 1.35 $50.86 $105,780
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 140 0.14 1.33 $26.51 $55,140
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 160 0.14 1.27 $41.61 $86,560
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 50 0.13 1.16 (8) (8)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 270 0.11 0.97 $63.38 $131,820


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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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 270 0.11 0.97 $63.38 $131,820
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 80 0.05 0.45 $58.81 $122,320
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 170 0.15 1.35 $50.86 $105,780
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,990 0.45 4.12 $49.30 $102,550
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $48.17 $100,200
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 140 0.11 1.06 $47.71 $99,230
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 5,880 1.33 12.24 $46.42 $96,550
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach, FL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $44.62 $92,800
Springfield, MA-CT 30 0.09 0.86 $44.25 $92,040
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.33 $43.56 $90,610


About May 2017 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.

(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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018