Musicians, singers, & related workers

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Total Workforce

138k

Average Age

47.2

Estimated Job Growth

5.9%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$33,265

Average Male Salary

$38,776

Average Female Salary

$24,853

About

Musicians, singers, & related workers are most often employed by the Religious organizations industry. The average yearly wage for Musicians, singers, & related workers was $33,265 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Musicians, singers, & related workers by wage are Correspondence clerks & order clerks, Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers, and Roofers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Musicians, singers, & related workers are Nashville-Davidson (Southwest) PUMA, TN, Nashville-Davidson (East) PUMA, TN, and LA City (Central/Pacific Palisades) PUMA, CA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Musicians, singers, & related workers are Nashville-Davidson (Southwest) PUMA, TN, Nashville-Davidson (East) PUMA, TN, and LA City (Central/Pacific Palisades) PUMA, CA.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Musicians, singers, & related workers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Religious organizations is the industry that employs the most Musicians, singers, & related workers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Musicians, singers, & related workers, by average wage, is Motion pictures & video industries. Musicians, singers, & related workers are paid most in LA City (Northwest/Canoga Park, Winnetka & Woodland Hills) PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in Nashville-Davidson (Southwest) PUMA, TN.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$33,265

AVERAGE SALARY

± $3,153

In 2017, Musicians, singers, & related workers earned an average of $33,265, $18,800 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers make somewhat more than Musicians, singers, & related workers while Correspondence clerks & order clerks make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Musicians, singers, & related workers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.558

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Musicians, singers, & related workers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.558, which is higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly for Musicians, singers, & 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 Musicians, singers, & related workers.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Musicians, singers, & related workers

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

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Musicians, singers, & related workers, by number of employees, are Religious organizations, Performing arts, spectator sports & related industries, and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Musicians, singers, & related workers, by average wage, are Motion pictures & video industries, Other schools & instruction and educational support services, and Sound recording industries.

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Industries by Share

138k

2017 Workforce

± 9,117

-3.94%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 9.63%

The number of people employed as Musicians, singers, & related workers has been declining at a rate of -3.94%, from 143,694 people in 2016 to 138,038 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Musicians, singers, & related workers employed by various industries. Religious organizations employs the largest share of Musicians, singers, & related workers at  48.4%, followed by Performing arts, spectator sports & related industries with 36.2% and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 2.64%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Musicians, singers, & related workers in the US. The average age of male Musicians, singers, & related workers in the workforce is 44.5 and of female Musicians, singers, & related workers is 51.5, and the most common race/ethnicity for Musicians, singers, & related workers is White.

Gender Composition

83.4k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 7,088

54.6k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 5,737

60.4% of Musicians, singers, & related workers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Musicians, singers, & related workers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Musicians, singers, & related workers

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Asian

78.9% of Musicians, singers, & related workers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 13.3% of Musicians, singers, & related workers, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Musicians, singers, & related workers.

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Age by Gender

44.5

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.46

51.5

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.99

The median age of Musicians, singers, & related workers is 47.2, and Male employees are generally 6.99 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

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

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Musicians, singers, & related workers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Musicians, singers, & related workers need many skills, but most especially Instructing, Critical Thinking, and Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Musicians, singers, & related workers need more than the average amount of Instructing, Management of Financial Resources, and Management of Personnel Resources.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Musicians, singers, & related workers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Musicians, singers, & related workers are expected to see a growth of 5.9% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

5.9%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

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

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