Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
40.3k
Average Age
40.8
Estimated Job Growth
11.4%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$81,428
Average Male Salary
$96,374
Average Female Salary
$66,158

About

Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes are most often employed by the Promoters of performing arts, sports, and similar events, agents and managers for artists, athletes, entertainers, and other public figures industry. The average yearly wage for Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes was $81,428 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes by wage are Accountants & auditors, Emergency management directors, and Radiation therapists.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes are West Hollywood & Beverly Hills Cities PUMA, CA, LA City (Central/Hancock Park & Mid-Wilshire) PUMA, CA, and Chelsea, Clinton & Midtown Business District PUMA, NY. 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, LA City (Central/Hancock Park & Mid-Wilshire) PUMA, CA, and LA City (Central/Pacific Palisades) 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. Promoters of performing arts, sports, and similar events, agents and managers for artists, athletes, entertainers, and other public figures 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 Calabasas, Agoura Hills, Malibu & Westlake Village Cities PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in West Hollywood & Beverly Hills Cities PUMA, CA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$81,428
AVERAGE SALARY
± $12,952

In 2020, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes earned an average of $81,428, $25,474 more than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Radiation therapists make somewhat more than Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes while Accountants & auditors 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

0.528
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.528, which is higher than than the national average of 0.478. 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

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, by average wage, are Legal services, Nondepository credit & related activities, and Medical equipment & supplies manufacturing.

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Industries by Share

40.3k
2020 Workforce
± 4,927
0.69%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 17.2%

The number of people employed as Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes has been growing at a rate of 0.69%, from 40,003 people in 2019 to 40,279 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes employed by various industries. Promoters of performing arts, sports, and similar events, agents and managers for artists, athletes, entertainers, and other public figures employs the largest share of Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes at  24.5%, followed by Independent artists, writers, and performers with 9.47% and Performing arts companies with 6.76%.

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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 41.9 and of female Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes is 39.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

20.4k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 3,503
19.9k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 3,465

50.5% of Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

68.9% of Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 8.62% of Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Black (Non-Hispanic) 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 Sex

41.9
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.42
39.6
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 2.38

The median age of Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes is 40.8, and Male employees are generally 2.33 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 Visual & Performing Arts.

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, Reading Comprehension, and Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes need more than the average amount of Negotiation, Persuasion, and Coordination.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes are expected to see a growth of 11.4% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow more than the national average.

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes.
11.4%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes. This profession is expected to grow more than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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