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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

27-1013 Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators

Create original artwork using any of a wide variety of media and techniques.


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)
11,620 5.6 % $28.06 $58,370 5.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.63 $15.26 $23.74 $33.74 $46.98
Annual Wage (2) $20,020 $31,750 $49,380 $70,190 $97,710


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)
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 3,200 6.17 $25.09 $52,200
Motion Picture and Video Industries 970 0.24 $38.62 $80,320
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers 700 0.20 $22.49 $46,780
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 500 0.02 $27.83 $57,890
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 460 0.14 (8) (8)

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 3,200 6.17 $25.09 $52,200
Specialized Design Services 380 0.26 $24.07 $50,060
Motion Picture and Video Industries 970 0.24 $38.62 $80,320
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers 700 0.20 $22.49 $46,780
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 460 0.14 (8) (8)

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 40 (7) $42.35 $88,100
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 200 0.01 $41.68 $86,700
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 90 0.02 $39.24 $81,630
Motion Picture and Video Industries 970 0.24 $38.62 $80,320
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 270 0.05 $34.73 $72,250


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 2,070 0.12 1.51 $36.65 $76,230
New York 1,410 0.15 1.88 (8) (8)
Florida 900 0.10 1.30 $22.22 $46,210
Ohio 650 0.12 1.50 $20.90 $43,470
Texas 560 0.05 0.57 $25.67 $53,400




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)
Vermont 60 0.21 2.60 $26.40 $54,910
Utah 230 0.16 1.97 $21.28 $44,260
Connecticut 260 0.16 1.97 $38.47 $80,010
New York 1,410 0.15 1.88 (8) (8)
Oregon 240 0.13 1.61 $28.63 $59,540




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 260 0.16 1.97 $38.47 $80,010
California 2,070 0.12 1.51 $36.65 $76,230
Oklahoma 30 0.02 0.24 $31.32 $65,140
New Jersey 140 0.03 0.43 $30.21 $62,840
Arizona 200 0.07 0.88 $29.90 $62,200





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-Anaheim, CA 1,430 0.23 2.92 $37.51 $78,010
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,360 0.14 1.78 (8) (8)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 270 0.09 1.09 $25.89 $53,850
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 260 0.13 1.66 $26.35 $54,820
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 250 0.10 1.22 $19.75 $41,080
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 250 0.20 2.43 $23.76 $49,420
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 220 0.08 0.97 (8) (8)
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 200 0.08 1.03 $35.84 $74,550
Columbus, OH 200 0.19 2.35 $15.22 $31,650
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 190 0.45 5.59 $39.78 $82,740




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)
Logan, UT-ID 40 0.63 7.88 $15.96 $33,190
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 190 0.45 5.59 $39.78 $82,740
Medford, OR 40 0.45 5.58 $20.47 $42,570
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL 90 0.30 3.74 $25.73 $53,520
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,430 0.23 2.92 $37.51 $78,010
Columbia, SC 80 0.21 2.56 $11.19 $23,270
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 250 0.20 2.43 $23.76 $49,420
Columbus, OH 200 0.19 2.35 $15.22 $31,650
Ann Arbor, MI 40 0.18 2.29 $20.54 $42,720
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 160 0.14 1.70 $30.35 $63,140




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)
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 190 0.45 5.59 $39.78 $82,740
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,430 0.23 2.92 $37.51 $78,010
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 200 0.08 1.03 $35.84 $74,550
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 100 0.07 0.87 $32.75 $68,120
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 160 0.14 1.70 $30.35 $63,140
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 50 0.05 0.63 $29.56 $61,480
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX (8) (8) (8) $29.54 $61,450
Richmond, VA (8) (8) (8) $29.04 $60,400
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 80 0.06 0.79 $28.92 $60,150
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 160 0.08 1.04 $28.75 $59,800

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 2.63 $23.72 $49,350

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 2.63 $23.72 $49,350

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 2.63 $23.72 $49,350
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.14 $37,740


About May 2018 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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019