Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations (Major Group)

This major group comprises the following occupations: Art Directors ; Craft Artists ; Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators ; Multimedia Artists and Animators ; Artists and Related Workers, All Other ; Commercial and Industrial Designers ; Fashion Designers ; Floral Designers ; Graphic Designers ; Interior Designers ; Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers ; Set and Exhibit Designers ; Designers, All Other ; Actors ; Producers and Directors ; Athletes and Sports Competitors ; Coaches and Scouts ; Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials ; Dancers ; Choreographers ; Music Directors and Composers ; Musicians and Singers ; Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers, All Other ; Radio and Television Announcers ; Public Address System and Other Announcers ; Broadcast News Analysts ; Reporters and Correspondents ; Public Relations Specialists ; Editors ; Technical Writers ; Writers and Authors ; Interpreters and Translators ; Media and Communication Workers, All Other ; Audio and Video Equipment Technicians ; Broadcast Technicians ; Radio Operators ; Sound Engineering Technicians ; Photographers ; Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture ; Film and Video Editors ; Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other


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 major group:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
1,902,970 0.6 % $28.07 $58,390 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.20 $14.69 $22.69 $34.33 $49.69
Annual Wage (2) $21,210 $30,560 $47,190 $71,410 $103,360


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)
Motion Picture and Video Industries 169,470 40.11 $42.47 $88,330
Radio and Television Broadcasting 122,890 55.93 $27.39 $56,980
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 113,600 23.44 $33.19 $69,030
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 108,680 28.74 $27.15 $56,470
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 92,080 3.06 $26.91 $55,970

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 31,720 58.95 $36.34 $75,580
Radio and Television Broadcasting 122,890 55.93 $27.39 $56,980
Specialized Design Services 63,220 46.07 $28.55 $59,390
Florists 28,560 44.88 $13.08 $27,210
Sound Recording Industries 7,460 43.79 $29.66 $61,680

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing (8) (8) $42.79 $88,990
Motion Picture and Video Industries 169,470 40.11 $42.47 $88,330
Rail Transportation 210 0.09 $42.37 $88,130
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 1,330 0.79 $41.57 $86,460
Postal Service 130 0.02 $41.08 $85,450


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 316,760 19.84 1.46 $35.87 $74,610
New York 206,470 22.69 1.67 $37.24 $77,460
Texas 125,800 10.71 0.79 $25.36 $52,750
Florida 97,120 11.81 0.87 $24.35 $50,660
Illinois 69,260 11.73 0.87 $25.20 $52,410




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)
District of Columbia 36,180 51.51 3.80 $42.29 $87,960
New York 206,470 22.69 1.67 $37.24 $77,460
California 316,760 19.84 1.46 $35.87 $74,610
Vermont 5,710 18.75 1.38 $22.25 $46,280
Colorado 39,060 15.58 1.15 $25.20 $52,410




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 36,180 51.51 3.80 $42.29 $87,960
New York 206,470 22.69 1.67 $37.24 $77,460
California 316,760 19.84 1.46 $35.87 $74,610
Massachusetts 50,510 14.60 1.08 $30.71 $63,880
New Jersey 43,460 10.99 0.81 $28.60 $59,490





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)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 173,710 26.37 1.95 $39.04 $81,210
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 162,160 38.42 2.83 $41.53 $86,380
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 63,270 25.40 1.87 $37.47 $77,930
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 47,850 13.15 0.97 $26.88 $55,920
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 36,470 14.28 1.05 $25.49 $53,020
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 31,900 17.69 1.31 $33.03 $68,710
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 31,450 12.94 0.95 $27.18 $56,540
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 30,490 19.19 1.42 $29.51 $61,370
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 29,480 10.04 0.74 $26.07 $54,230
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 28,500 14.92 1.10 $25.92 $53,900