Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations

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Total Workforce

2.6M

Average Age

40.2

Average Salary

$56,284

Average Male Salary

$64,518

Average Female Salary

$47,810

About

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations are most often employed by the Specialized design services industry. The average yearly wage for Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations was $56,284 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations by wage are Protective service occupations, Installation, maintenance, & repair occupations, and Life, physical, & social science occupations.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations are LA City (East Central/Hollywood) PUMA, CA, Upper East Side PUMA, NY, and LA City (West Central/Westwood & West Los Angeles) PUMA, CA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations are West Hollywood & Beverly Hills Cities PUMA, CA, Burbank City PUMA, CA, and Park Slope, Carroll Gardens & Red Hook PUMA, NY.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations and on wages and locations for those in the field. Specialized design services is the industry that employs the most Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations, by average wage, is Support activities for mining. Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations are paid most in Merced & Atwater Cities PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in West Hollywood & Beverly Hills Cities PUMA, CA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$56,284

AVERAGE SALARY

± $985

In 2018, Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations earned an average of $56,284, $2,396 more than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Life, physical, & social science occupations make somewhat more than Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations while Protective service occupations make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.478

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.478, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations (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 Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations, by number of employees, are Specialized design services, Motion pictures & video industries, and Broadcasting (except internet).

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Industries by Share

2.6M

2018 Workforce

± 39,246

1.22%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 2.11%

The number of people employed as Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations has been growing at a rate of 1.22%, from 2,569,057 people in 2017 to 2,600,505 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations employed by various industries. Specialized design services employs the largest share of Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations at  6.67%, followed by Motion pictures & video industries with 5.81% and Broadcasting (except internet) with 5.59%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations in the US. The average age of male Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations in the workforce is 40.7 and of female Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations is 39.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations is White.

Gender Composition

1.32M

MALE WORKFORCE

± 28,072

1.28M

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 27,674

50.7% of Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Asian

79.8% of Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 6.89% of Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations.

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Age by Gender

40.7

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.308

39.7

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.322

The median age of Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations is 40.2, and Male employees are generally 1.03 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations is Visual & Performing Arts but a relatively high number of Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations hold a major in Communication Technologies.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations need more than the average amount of Equipment Selection, Technology Design, and Operation and Control.

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