Artists & related workers

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Total Workforce

125k

Average Age

40.7

Estimated Job Growth

6.53%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$55,178

Average Male Salary

$64,879

Average Female Salary

$42,451

About

Artists & related workers are most often employed by the Performing arts, spectator sports & related industries industry. The average yearly wage for Artists & related workers was $55,178 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Artists & related workers by wage are Structural iron & steel workers, Announcers, and Electrical & electronics repairers, transportation equipment, & industrial & utility.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Artists & related workers are LA City (Central/Pacific Palisades) PUMA, CA, Burbank City PUMA, CA, and LA City (Northeast/North Hollywood & Valley Village) PUMA, CA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Artists & related workers are Burbank City PUMA, CA, LA City (Northeast/North Hollywood & Valley Village) PUMA, CA, and LA City (Central/Pacific Palisades) PUMA, CA.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Artists & related workers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Performing arts, spectator sports & related industries is the industry that employs the most Artists & related workers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Artists & related workers, by average wage, is Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals. Artists & related workers are paid most in Raleigh City (South & Central) PUMA, NC but are relatively concentrated in Burbank City PUMA, CA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$55,178

AVERAGE SALARY

± $3,633

In 2017, Artists & related workers earned an average of $55,178, $3,113 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Structural iron & steel workers make somewhat more than Artists & related workers while Announcers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Artists & related workers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.459

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Artists & related workers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.459, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Artists & related workers (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 Artists & related workers.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Artists & related workers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Artists & related workers, by number of employees, are Performing arts, spectator sports & related industries, Specialized design services, and Motion pictures & video industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Artists & related workers, by average wage, are Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals, Software publishing, and Clothing stores.

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Industries by Share

125k

2017 Workforce

± 8,694

-4.26%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 10.1%

The number of people employed as Artists & related workers has been declining at a rate of -4.26%, from 131,077 people in 2016 to 125,498 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Artists & related workers employed by various industries. Performing arts, spectator sports & related industries employs the largest share of Artists & related workers at  22.6%, followed by Specialized design services with 8.76% and Motion pictures & video industries with 8.35%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Artists & related workers in the US. The average age of male Artists & related workers in the workforce is 41.2 and of female Artists & related workers is 40, and the most common race/ethnicity for Artists & related workers is White.

Gender Composition

71.2k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 6,550

54.3k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 5,719

56.7% of Artists & related workers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Artists & related workers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Artists & related workers

  1. White

  2. Asian

  3. Black

80.5% of Artists & related workers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 7.51% of Artists & related workers, Asian is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Artists & related workers.

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Age by Gender

41.2

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.14

40

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.49

The median age of Artists & related workers is 40.7, and Male employees are generally 1.2 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Artists & related workers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Artists & related workers is Visual & Performing Arts but a relatively high number of Artists & related workers hold a major in Communication Technologies.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Artists & related workers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Artists & related workers need many skills, but most especially Active Listening and Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Artists & related workers need more than the average amount of Operations Analysis, Equipment Selection, and Active Learning.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Artists & related workers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Artists & related workers are expected to see a growth of 6.53% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

6.53%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Artists & related workers. This profession is expected to grow lower than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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