Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes

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2019 Workforce
41.2k
Average Age
41.4
Estimated Job Growth
11.4%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$92,460
Average Male Salary
$116,739
Average Female Salary
$64,935

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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 $92,460 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes by wage are Environmental engineers, Project management specialists, and Other Physical Scientists.

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 LA City (Central/Pacific Palisades) PUMA, CA. 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 Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments. Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes are paid most in LA City (Central/Pacific Palisades) PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in West Hollywood & Beverly Hills Cities PUMA, CA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$92,460
AVERAGE SALARY
± $15,715

In 2019, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes earned an average of $92,460, $36,936 more than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Environmental engineers make somewhat more than Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes while Project management specialists 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

0.598
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.598, 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

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Industries by Share

41.2k
2019 Workforce
± 4,985
12.9%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 15.6%

The number of people employed as Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes has been growing at a rate of 12.9%, from 36,533 people in 2018 to 41,234 people in 2019.

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  33.3%, followed by Performing arts companies with 8.89% and Management, scientific & technical consulting services with 5.59%.

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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 42.9 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).

Gender Composition

21.9k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 3,634
19.3k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 3,413

53.1% of Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender 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)

76.7% of Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 8.92% 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 Gender

42.9
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.58
39.6
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 2.47

The median age of Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes is 41.4, and Male employees are generally 3.26 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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