Musicians, singers, & related workers

Detailed Occupation

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2017 Workforce
142k
Average Age
46.8
Average Salary
$34,806
Average Male Salary
$42,030
Average Female Salary
$23,713

About

Musicians, singers, & related workers are most often employed by the Religious organizations industry. The average yearly wage for Musicians, singers, & related workers was $34,806 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Musicians, singers, & related workers by wage are Gaming services workers, Coin, vending, & amusement machine servicers & repairers, and Health practitioner support technologists & technicians.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Musicians, singers, & related workers are Nashville-Davidson (Southwest) PUMA, TN, Upper West Side & West Side PUMA, NY, 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 (Central) PUMA, TN, and Taney, Barry, Stone & McDonald Counties PUMA, MO.

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 U. S. Air Force. Musicians, singers, & related workers are paid most in LA (North Central/Arleta & Pacoima) & San Fernando Cities PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in Nashville-Davidson (Southwest) PUMA, TN.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$34,806
AVERAGE SALARY
± $3,543

In 2017, Musicians, singers, & related workers earned an average of $34,806, $21,148 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Gaming services workers make somewhat more than Musicians, singers, & related workers while Health practitioner support technologists & technicians 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

0.585
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Musicians, singers, & related workers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.585, which is higher than than the national average of 0.478. 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

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Musicians, singers, & related workers, by average wage, are U. S. Air Force, Sound recording industries, and Motion pictures & video industries.

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Industries by Share

142k
2017 Workforce
± 9,239
1.34%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 9.13%

The number of people employed as Musicians, singers, & related workers has been growing at a rate of 1.34%, from 139,875 people in 2016 to 141,748 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  47.5%, followed by Performing arts, spectator sports & related industries with 37.1% and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 1.9%.

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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 43.1 and of female Musicians, singers, & related workers is 52.5, and the most common race/ethnicity for Musicians, singers, & related workers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

85.8k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 7,191
55.9k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 5,804

60.6% of Musicians, singers, & related workers are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Musicians, singers, & related workers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Musicians, singers, & related workers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

74.2% of Musicians, singers, & related workers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 12.4% of Musicians, singers, & related workers, Black (Non-Hispanic) 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 Sex

43.1
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.38
52.5
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.91

The median age of Musicians, singers, & related workers is 46.8, and Male employees are generally 9.4 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 Active Listening, Coordination, and Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Musicians, singers, & related workers need more than the average amount of Coordination, Operations Analysis, and Instructing.

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