Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
11,520 7.3 % $27.60 $57,410 2.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.43 $15.49 $24.42 $34.74 $49.85
Annual Wage (2) $19,620 $32,230 $50,790 $72,260 $103,680


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 3,780 7.03 $25.02 $52,050
Motion Picture and Video Industries 1,070 0.25 $41.76 $86,870
Software Publishers 480 0.14 $45.14 $93,890
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 420 0.01 $23.37 $48,620
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 390 0.10 $30.49 $63,410

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 3,780 7.03 $25.02 $52,050
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 300 0.35 $19.14 $39,810
Motion Picture and Video Industries 1,070 0.25 $41.76 $86,870
Specialized Design Services 240 0.18 $28.17 $58,590
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 200 0.16 $17.37 $36,120

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Software Publishers 480 0.14 $45.14 $93,890
Motion Picture and Video Industries 1,070 0.25 $41.76 $86,870
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 180 0.04 $37.45 $77,890
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 180 0.01 $35.71 $74,280
Employment Services 200 0.01 $34.29 $71,320


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 3,070 0.19 2.35 $36.24 $75,380
New York 1,350 0.15 1.81 $35.65 $74,150
Ohio 730 0.14 1.67 $15.63 $32,510
Texas 600 0.05 0.62 $19.83 $41,250
Florida 580 0.07 0.87 $21.63 $44,980




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)
Oregon 350 0.20 2.41 $26.07 $54,230
California 3,070 0.19 2.35 $36.24 $75,380
Montana 80 0.18 2.22 (8) (8)
New York 1,350 0.15 1.81 $35.65 $74,150
Washington 420 0.14 1.68 $28.66 $59,610




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 3,070 0.19 2.35 $36.24 $75,380
New York 1,350 0.15 1.81 $35.65 $74,150
Arizona 150 0.05 0.67 $30.49 $63,420
Washington 420 0.14 1.68 $28.66 $59,610
Minnesota 120 0.04 0.51 $28.15 $58,560





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 1,640 0.39 4.74 $38.50 $80,080
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,070 0.16 1.98 $32.36 $67,320
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 320 0.20 2.49 $30.47 $63,380
Columbus, OH 320 0.31 3.78 $14.26 $29,660
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 270 0.24 2.87 $27.00 $56,170
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 220 0.19 2.33 $24.28 $50,490
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 220 0.06 0.75 $26.77 $55,680
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 190 0.07 0.80 $12.31 $25,610
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 190 0.07 0.89 $25.68 $53,420
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 170 0.11 1.32 $28.39 $59,050




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 1,640 0.39 4.74 $38.50 $80,080
Columbus, OH 320 0.31 3.78 $14.26 $29,660
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 60 0.26 3.15 $11.95 $24,860
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 270 0.24 2.87 $27.00 $56,170
Fort Collins, CO 30 0.23 2.81 $19.74 $41,060
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 320 0.20 2.49 $30.47 $63,380
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 60 0.20 2.46 $18.54 $38,550
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 220 0.19 2.33 $24.28 $50,490
Ann Arbor, MI 40 0.18 2.20 $15.55 $32,350
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 70 0.16 2.01 (8) (8)




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)
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA (8) (8) (8) $39.26 $81,660
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,640 0.39 4.74 $38.50 $80,080
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,070 0.16 1.98 $32.36 $67,320
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 60 0.05 0.63 $31.45 $65,420
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $30.98 $64,450
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 170 0.07 0.84 $30.97 $64,420
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 320 0.20 2.49 $30.47 $63,380
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA (8) (8) (8) $30.20 $62,810
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 110 0.06 0.71 $28.55 $59,380
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 170 0.11 1.32 $28.39 $59,050


About May 2016 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.

(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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017