Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes

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Total Workforce

41.5k

Average Age

40.9

Estimated Job Growth

4.71%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$67,978

Average Male Salary

$71,469

Average Female Salary

$64,276

About

Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes are most often employed by the Performing arts, spectator sports & related industries industry. The average yearly wage for Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes was $67,978 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes by wage are Firefighters, Technical writers, and Urban & regional planners.

Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes are part of the Business & financial operations occupations, along with Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products, Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products, Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, & farm products, Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators, Compliance officers, Cost estimators, Human resources workers, Logisticians, Management analysts, Meeting, convention, & event planners, Fundraisers, Compensation, benefits, & job analysis specialists, Training & development specialists, Market research analysts & marketing specialists, Business operations specialists, all other, Accountants & auditors, Appraisers & assessors of real estate, Budget analysts, Credit analysts, Financial analysts, Personal financial advisors, Insurance underwriters, Financial examiners, Credit counselors & loan officers, Tax examiners & collectors, & revenue agents, Tax preparers, and Other financial specialists

The top 3 locations that employ the most Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes are West Hollywood & Beverly Hills Cities PUMA, CA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes are West Hollywood & Beverly Hills Cities PUMA, CA.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes and on wages and locations for those in the field. Performing arts, spectator sports & related industries is the industry that employs the most Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, by average wage, is Legal services. Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes are paid most in LA City (Central/Pacific Palisades) PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in West Hollywood & Beverly Hills Cities PUMA, CA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$67,978

AVERAGE SALARY

± $9,502

In 2017, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes earned an average of $67,978, $15,913 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Urban & regional planners make somewhat more than Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes while Firefighters make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.481

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.481, which is higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly for Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, by number of employees, are Performing arts, spectator sports & related industries, Management, scientific & technical consulting services, and Motion pictures & video industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, by average wage, are Legal services, Other administrative & other support services, and Motion pictures & video industries.

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Industries by Share

41.5k

2017 Workforce

± 4,999

-5.07%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 17.7%

The number of people employed as Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes has been declining at a rate of -5.07%, from 43,685 people in 2016 to 41,471 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes employed by various industries. Performing arts, spectator sports & related industries employs the largest share of Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes at  41.4%, followed by Management, scientific & technical consulting services with 8.18% and Motion pictures & video industries with 3.49%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes in the US. The average age of male Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes in the workforce is 41.4 and of female Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes is 40.4, and the most common race/ethnicity for Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes is White.

Gender Composition

21.3k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 3,587

20.1k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 3,483

51.5% of Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Asian

82.6% of Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 7.39% of Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes.

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Age by Gender

41.4

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 2.38

40.4

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 2.52

The median age of Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes is 40.9, and Male employees are generally 1.07 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes is Business but a relatively high number of Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes hold a major in Philosophy and Religious Studies.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes need many skills, but most especially Persuasion, Negotiation, and Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes need more than the average amount of Negotiation, Persuasion, and Management of Financial Resources.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes are expected to see a growth of 4.71% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

4.71%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes. This profession is expected to grow lower than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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