Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
11,230 5.1 % $27.66 $57,520 2.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.38 $15.83 $23.81 $33.71 $49.30
Annual Wage (2) $21,590 $32,920 $49,520 $70,120 $102,540


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 3,680 7.15 $27.45 $57,110
Motion Picture and Video Industries 1,200 0.28 $41.66 $86,650
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers 490 0.15 $22.36 $46,510
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 450 0.01 $27.16 $56,500
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 390 0.11 $31.55 $65,620

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 3,680 7.15 $27.45 $57,110
Motion Picture and Video Industries 1,200 0.28 $41.66 $86,650
Specialized Design Services 340 0.24 $25.45 $52,930
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers 490 0.15 $22.36 $46,510
Amusement Parks and Arcades 260 0.13 $13.26 $27,570

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motion Picture and Video Industries 1,200 0.28 $41.66 $86,650
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 90 0.02 $38.89 $80,900
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 180 0.01 $37.08 $77,130
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 260 0.05 $34.91 $72,610
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 120 0.01 $33.12 $68,880


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 2,280 0.14 1.73 $37.56 $78,120
New York 1,560 0.17 2.15 $37.11 $77,190
Florida 740 0.09 1.12 $22.37 $46,530
Texas 550 0.05 0.59 $18.05 $37,550
Ohio 480 0.09 1.14 $17.89 $37,210




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)
New York 1,560 0.17 2.15 $37.11 $77,190
Oregon 280 0.15 1.95 $29.42 $61,190
Utah 190 0.14 1.75 $20.58 $42,810
Montana 60 0.14 1.76 $13.65 $28,390
California 2,280 0.14 1.73 $37.56 $78,120




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 200 0.12 1.51 $40.14 $83,480
California 2,280 0.14 1.73 $37.56 $78,120
New York 1,560 0.17 2.15 $37.11 $77,190
New Jersey 150 0.04 0.49 $30.37 $63,160
Arizona 160 0.06 0.76 $30.15 $62,710



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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 1,400 0.32 4.00 $40.24 $83,700
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,220 0.18 2.32 $34.41 $71,570
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 240 0.14 1.84 $28.90 $60,110
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 230 0.06 0.81 $26.75 $55,640
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 230 0.14 1.81 $29.03 $60,380
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 230 0.12 1.57 $20.44 $42,510
Columbus, OH 180 0.17 2.20 $15.39 $32,020
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 160 0.06 0.79 $24.62 $51,210
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 160 0.14 1.73 $33.27 $69,210
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 150 0.15 1.92 $10.60 $22,040


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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)
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 130 0.32 4.05 $43.33 $90,130
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,400 0.32 4.00 $40.24 $83,700
Columbia, SC 100 0.27 3.45 (8) (8)
Cedar Rapids, IA 30 0.24 3.05 (8) (8)
Ann Arbor, MI 40 0.19 2.38 $16.40 $34,100
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 50 0.18 2.30 $22.06 $45,890
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,220 0.18 2.32 $34.41 $71,570
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 50 0.18 2.25 $11.48 $23,890
Columbus, OH 180 0.17 2.20 $15.39 $32,020
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 150 0.15 1.92 $10.60 $22,040


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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)
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 130 0.32 4.05 $43.33 $90,130
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,400 0.32 4.00 $40.24 $83,700
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $36.77 $76,490
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,220 0.18 2.32 $34.41 $71,570
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 160 0.14 1.73 $33.27 $69,210
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 100 0.09 1.11 $30.85 $64,160
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC (8) (8) (8) $29.13 $60,590
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 230 0.14 1.81 $29.03 $60,380
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 240 0.14 1.84 $28.90 $60,110
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 30 0.06 0.79 $27.82 $57,860


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.

(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