Musicians and singers

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Total Workforce
98.3k
Average Age
49.1
Average Salary
$31,231
Average Male Salary
$38,771
Average Female Salary
$21,483

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Musicians and singers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Religious organizations is the industry that employs the most Musicians and singers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Musicians and singers, by average wage, is Promoters of performing arts, sports, and similar events, agents and managers for artists, athletes, entertainers, and other public figures. Musicians and singers are paid most in LA City (Northwest/Canoga Park, Winnetka & Woodland Hills) PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in Nashville-Davidson (Central) PUMA, TN.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$31,231
AVERAGE SALARY
± $3,815

In 2018, Musicians and singers earned an average of $31,231, $22,657 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Other grounds maintenance workers make somewhat more than Musicians and singers while Counter & rental clerks make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Musicians and singers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.591
WAGE GINI

In 2018, Musicians and singers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.591, which is higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly for Musicians and singers (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 and singers.

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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 Musicians and singers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Musicians and singers, by number of employees, are Religious organizations, Performing arts companies, and Independent artists, writers, and performers.

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Industries by Share

98.3k
2018 Workforce
± 7,696

This graphic shows the share of Musicians and singers employed by various industries. Religious organizations employs the largest share of Musicians and singers at  42.8%, followed by Performing arts companies with 22.8% and Independent artists, writers, and performers with 19%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Musicians and singers in the US. The average age of male Musicians and singers in the workforce is 44.9 and of female Musicians and singers is 54.4, and the most common race/ethnicity for Musicians and singers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

55.4k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 5,780
42.9k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 5,084

56.4% of Musicians and singers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Musicians and singers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Musicians and singers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

73.7% of Musicians and singers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 11.1% of Musicians and singers, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Musicians and singers.

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Age by Gender

44.9
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.82
54.4
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 2.16

The median age of Musicians and singers is 49.1, and Male employees are generally 9.51 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

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

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degree-majorss. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree-majors obtained.
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