Occupational Employment Statistics

1999 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations

other SOC major groups


These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry divisions in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia.

Click on the SOC Code Number to view that occupation's definition, additional wage estimates, and relative standard error (RSE) estimates.

Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 1,551,600 $15.21 $18.10 $37,650 3.2 %
27-1011 Art Directors 19,190 $25.81 $29.65 $61,680 2.6 %
27-1013 Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators 13,240 $14.51 $17.00 $35,370 5.9 %
27-1014 Multi-Media Artists and Animators 30,530 $17.82 $19.87 $41,330 2.4 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 38,350 $22.15 $23.03 $47,910 1.8 %
27-1022 Fashion Designers 9,600 $21.96 $25.28 $52,580 3.8 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 59,410 $8.66 $9.12 $18,980 1.1 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 119,820 $15.95 $17.41 $36,210 1.2 %
27-1025 Interior Designers (3) 29,690 $16.03 $18.44 $38,360 2.4 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers (3) 51,530 $9.36 $10.37 $21,560 0.9 %
27-1027 Set and Exhibit Designers 8,290 $13.62 $14.57 $30,310 4.6 %
27-2011 Actors 84,790 (2) (2) $50,620 10.4 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 39,200 (2) (2) $47,230 5.3 %
27-2021 Athletes and Sports Competitors 10,620 (2) (2) $69,440 13.1 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 65,820 (2) (2) $32,010 1.7 %
27-2023 Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials 8,150 (2) (2) $23,510 8.4 %
27-2031 Dancers 14,910 $9.42 $11.90 $24,750 11.1 %
27-2032 Choreographers 11,170 $12.95 $15.56 $32,370 4.8 %
27-2041 Music Directors and Composers 6,310 (2) (2) $34,750 4.8 %
27-2042 Musicians and Singers 46,440 (2) (2) $37,510 4.3 %
27-3010 Announcers (3) 50,410 $8.95 $12.33 $25,640 1.9 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents (3) 64,590 $13.37 $16.96 $35,270 2.0 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists (3) 118,280 $17.63 $19.61 $40,780 1.3 %
27-3041 Editors 95,210 $18.01 $20.20 $42,030 1.7 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 46,680 $21.32 $22.57 $46,940 1.4 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 45,670 $19.62 $21.88 $45,500 2.1 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 13,640 $12.94 $14.16 $29,450 2.0 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 39,090 $13.51 $16.36 $34,020 6.2 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 25,570 $11.33 $13.33 $27,740 2.7 %
27-4013 Radio Operators (3) 3,290 $11.20 $12.48 $25,950 2.3 %
27-4014 Sound Engineering Technicians 9,380 $13.98 $16.87 $35,090 4.8 %
27-4021 Photographers (3) 66,070 $10.01 $12.36 $25,710 1.9 %
27-4031 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture (3) 17,330 $11.94 $15.26 $31,730 2.3 %
27-4032 Film and Video Editors (3) 12,770 $18.84 $21.34 $44,380 4.0 %

About 1999 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Estimates for residual, "All Other", occupations are not available.

(1) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(2) = Hourly wage rates for occupations where workers typically work fewer than 2,080 hours per year are not available.

(3) = Wage rates are calculated using three years of data: 1997, 1998, and 1999.

The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.


National OES estimates by SOC major group



1999 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

1999 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

1999 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

1999 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Technical notes

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Last modified: October 16, 2001

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