Occupational Employment Statistics

2000 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 1,513,420 $15.76 $18.58 $38,640 0.9 %
27-1011 Art Directors 20,560 $27.35 $30.30 $63,020 1.5 %
27-1013 Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators 11,930 $15.00 $17.20 $35,770 2.8 %
27-1014 Multi-Media Artists and Animators 31,120 $19.77 $21.47 $44,650 1.4 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 33,910 $23.45 $24.55 $51,060 1.7 %
27-1022 Fashion Designers 10,460 $23.33 $27.04 $56,240 2.3 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 71,280 $8.83 $9.29 $19,330 1.2 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 133,630 $16.62 $18.25 $37,970 1.1 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 30,680 $17.57 $19.55 $40,670 2.4 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 51,240 $10.06 $11.19 $23,280 1.3 %
27-1027 Set and Exhibit Designers 8,470 $15.11 $16.26 $33,810 4.4 %
27-2011 Actors 63,500 (2) (2) $41,570 7.7 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 46,750 (2) (2) $48,740 2.2 %
27-2021 Athletes and Sports Competitors 9,920 (2) (2) $62,960 9.2 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 68,220 (2) (2) $33,470 1.4 %
27-2023 Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials 7,820 (2) (2) $23,280 4.8 %
27-2031 Dancers 20,900 $10.80 $13.44 $27,950 4.1 %
27-2032 Choreographers 10,860 $12.99 $15.42 $32,080 3.0 %
27-2041 Music Directors and Composers 6,660 (2) (2) $36,900 2.2 %
27-2042 Musicians and Singers 52,180 (2) (2) $44,520 3.3 %
27-3010 Announcers 49,770 $9.52 $13.13 $27,320 1.9 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 65,930 $14.00 $18.04 $37,510 1.9 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 128,570 $19.03 $21.01 $43,700 1.0 %
27-3041 Editors 104,210 $18.93 $21.32 $44,350 1.1 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 50,700 $22.98 $24.07 $50,060 1.1 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 41,410 $20.32 $22.81 $47,440 1.8 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 16,780 $14.95 $16.13 $33,550 2.1 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 34,110 $14.57 $17.72 $36,860 3.2 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 33,560 $12.96 $15.89 $33,060 2.8 %
27-4013 Radio Operators 3,060 $14.07 $15.89 $33,050 4.4 %
27-4014 Sound Engineering Technicians 10,380 $18.98 $25.56 $53,170 7.8 %
27-4021 Photographers 65,360 $10.72 $13.18 $27,420 2.2 %
27-4031 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture 20,970 $13.40 $16.28 $33,860 2.8 %
27-4032 Film and Video Editors 10,990 $16.42 $19.81 $41,200 2.5 %

About 2000 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.

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



2000 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

2000 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

2000 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

2000 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 Date: November 15, 2001

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