Arts, Entertainment & Recreation

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Workforce

2.23M

2016 BLS Estimate

Average Employee Age

38

Estimated Job Growth

0.9%

10-Year Projection

Average Salary

$33,243

Average Male Salary

$38,651

Average Female Salary

$27,157

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The top three occupations in the Arts, Entertainment & Recreation Industry Group are Recreation & fitness workers, Miscellaneous managers, Miscellaneous entertainment attendants & related workers, Athletes, coaches, umpires, & related workers, and Grounds maintenance workers. On average, full-time employees in the Arts, Entertainment & Recreation Industry Sub-Sector work 43 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $47,135. Part-time employees in the same industry work 20 hours and earn an average annual salary of $12,780.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Arts, Entertainment & Recreation Industry Sub-Sector are Disney-International Drive Region PUMA, FL, Winter Garden, Ocoee Cities & Oakland Town PUMA, FL, and Eagle, Summit, Grand & Jackson Counties PUMA, CO. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Arts, Entertainment & Recreation.

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Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Arts, Entertainment & Recreation Industry Sub-Sector. Recreation & fitness workers are the most common position, but the Arts, Entertainment & Recreation Industry Sub-Sector employs a relatively high number of Gaming cage workers, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Arts, Entertainment & Recreation goes to Construction managers.

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Occupations by Share

2.23M

Workforce (BLS Estimate)

ACS Estimate: 3.09M

2.14%

1 Year Growth

± 1.92%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 2.23M people employed in the Arts, Entertainment & Recreation Industry Sub-Sector in 2016.

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Arts, Entertainment & Recreation Industry Sub-Sector has been growing at a rate of 2.14%, , from 3.03M people in 2016 to 3.09M people in 2017.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Arts, Entertainment & Recreation by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Recreation & fitness workers represent the largest share of positions held in Arts, Entertainment & Recreation at 7.9%, followed by Miscellaneous managers with 6.23% and Miscellaneous entertainment attendants & related workers with 5.74%.

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Most Common

The most common occupations in the Arts, Entertainment & Recreation Industry Sub-Sector, by number of employees, are Recreation & fitness workers, Miscellaneous managers, Miscellaneous entertainment attendants & related workers, Athletes, coaches, umpires, & related workers, and Grounds maintenance workers.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Sub-Sectors, Arts, Entertainment & Recreation employs an unusually high number of Gaming cage workers, Gaming managers, and Gaming services workers.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Arts, Entertainment & Recreation, by average wage, are Construction managers, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, and Chief executives & legislators.

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Wages

Average Salary

$33,243

AVERAGE WAGE

± $653

On average, employees in the Arts, Entertainment & Recreation Industry Sub-Sector make $33,243 per year. This number makes Arts, Entertainment & Recreation the 19 highest paying Industry Sub-Sector in the United States out of a total of 21 Industry Sub-Sectors.

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Wage by Location

HIGHEST PAYING PUBLIC USE MICRODATA AREA

This map shows which public use microdata areas (PUMAs) pay the highest average salary to employees in the Arts, Entertainment & Recreation Industry Sub-Sector.

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Wage Distribution

0.532

WAGE GINI

Arts, Entertainment & Recreation has a wage GINI of 0.532, which is more than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Arts, Entertainment & Recreation (shown in red) in comparison to the national average for those wage buckets (shown in gray).

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Opportunities

Spatial Concentration

This map shows the PUMAs in the United States that have revealed comparative advantage in the Arts, Entertainment & Recreation Industry Sub-Sector.

These are locations that employ more people in the Arts, Entertainment & Recreation Industry Sub-Sector than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the Arts, Entertainment & Recreation Industry Sub-Sector.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Arts, Entertainment & Recreation Industry Sub-Sector in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $38,651 and $27,157. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

1.45M

FEMALE WORKFORCE

±29.5k

1.64M

MALE WORKFORCE

±31.2k

52.9% of workers in the Arts, Entertainment & Recreation Industry Sub-Sector are Male, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Arts, Entertainment & Recreation Industry Sub-Sector.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$38,651

AVERAGE MALE SALARY

±$1,047

$27,157

AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY

±$714

On average, Male workers in the Arts, Entertainment & Recreation Industry Sub-Sector make 1.42 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Arts, Entertainment & Recreation Industry Sub-Sector.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

RACE OR ETHNICITY WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE SALARY

  1. Asian

  2. White

  3. American Indian

On average, Asian employees in the Arts, Entertainment & Recreation Industry Sub-Sector earn 1.09 times more than other races and ethnicities. This chart shows the race and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in the Arts, Entertainment & Recreation Industry Sub-Sector.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Arts, Entertainment & Recreation Industry Sub-Sector. Based on estimates from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, this section indicates the amount of money spent by a specific industry in other industries. Professional and business services has the highest single input, by dollars, to the Arts, Entertainment & Recreation Industry Sub-Sector, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Arts, Entertainment & Recreation Industry Sub-Sector is Professional and business services.

In this visualization, click on a category to expand or collapse it. All of the industries listed to the left are those places from which the highlighted industry has made purchases. They are the intermediate inputs to the highlighted industry. All those industries listed on the right side are those industries that have made purchases from the highlighted industry. They are the use of outputs of the highlighted industry. The visualizations below offer alternative ways to see and understand this data.

Industrial Flow

The closest comparable data for Arts, Entertainment & Recreation is from Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services.

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Intermediate Inputs

The Arts, Entertainment & Recreation Industry Sub-Sector gets the most input, by its share of the cost of all intermediate inputs, from the Professional and business services Industry. This visualization does not include labor and capital costs.

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Use of Output by Other Industries

The Professional and business services Industry purchases the greatest share of products and services from the Arts, Entertainment & Recreation Industry Sub-Sector in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the Arts, Entertainment & Recreation Industry Sub-Sector for final consumption by consumers, businesses, or government are not included here.

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Projections

Growth projections of the Arts, Entertainment & Recreation Industry Sub-Sector, both by number of employees and output, from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The national workforce is projected to grow 8.13% in the next ten years. The Arts, Entertainment & Recreation Industry Sub-Sector has a lower projected workforce growth at 0.9%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (2.2%) is lower than the projected national growth in output (24.6%).

Job Growth

0.9%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

8.13%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for the Arts, Entertainment & Recreation Industry Sub-Sector, which is lower than the national average of 8.13%.

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Output Growth

2.2%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

24.6%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in output of the Arts, Entertainment & Recreation Industry Sub-Sector, which is lower than the national average of 24.6%

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