Artists & related workers

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
144k
Average Age
41
Average Salary
$57,958
Average Male Salary
$67,353
Average Female Salary
$45,618

About

Artists & related workers are most often employed by the Independent artists, writers, and performers industry. The average yearly wage for Artists & related workers was $57,958 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Artists & related workers by wage are Interior designers, Judicial law clerks, and Electricians.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Artists & related workers are Burbank City PUMA, CA, LA City (West Central/Westwood & West Los Angeles) PUMA, CA, and Greenpoint & Williamsburg PUMA, NY. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Artists & related workers are Burbank City PUMA, CA, Greenpoint & Williamsburg PUMA, NY, and Park Slope, Carroll Gardens & Red Hook PUMA, NY.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Artists & related workers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Independent artists, writers, and performers 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 Nondepository credit & related activities. Artists & related workers are paid most in Sunnyvale & San Jose (North) Cities PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in Burbank City PUMA, CA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$57,958
AVERAGE SALARY
± $3,915

In 2020, Artists & related workers earned an average of $57,958, $2,005 more than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Judicial law clerks make somewhat more than Artists & related workers while Interior designers 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

0.463
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Artists & related workers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.463, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Artists & related workers

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

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Artists & related workers, by average wage, are Nondepository credit & related activities, Soap, cleaning compound, & cosmetics manufacturing , and Software publishing.

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Industries by Share

144k
2020 Workforce
± 9,308
5.85%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 8.77%

The number of people employed as Artists & related workers has been growing at a rate of 5.85%, from 135,938 people in 2019 to 143,886 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Artists & related workers employed by various industries. Independent artists, writers, and performers employs the largest share of Artists & related workers at  17.1%, followed by Motion pictures & video industries with 8.32% and Advertising, public relations & related services with 7.81%.

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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 41.3 and of female Artists & related workers is 40.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for Artists & related workers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

81.7k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 7,015
62.2k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 6,121

56.8% of Artists & related workers are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Artists & related workers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Artists & related workers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

73.2% of Artists & related workers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 7.92% of Artists & related workers, Asian (Non-Hispanic) 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 Sex

41.3
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.1
40.7
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.44

The median age of Artists & related workers is 41, and Male employees are generally 0.692 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

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.
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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. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Artists & related workers need more than the average amount of Operation and Control, Programming, and Equipment Selection.

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