Occupational Employment Statistics

2001 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations

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. These and other data elements, including the 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages are available in the downloadable excel files. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

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 (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 1,508,790 $16.19 $19.12 $39,770 0.7 %
27-1011 Art Directors 20,880 $28.75 $31.52 $65,570 1.5 %
27-1013 Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators 9,710 $15.80 $18.43 $38,330 3.0 %
27-1014 Multi-Media Artists and Animators 30,530 $20.32 $22.45 $46,700 1.5 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 33,600 $23.95 $25.20 $52,410 1.3 %
27-1022 Fashion Designers 8,890 $23.81 $27.09 $56,340 2.4 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 69,660 $9.27 $9.85 $20,490 1.5 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 136,470 $17.32 $19.07 $39,670 1.0 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 39,340 $19.03 $20.71 $43,080 2.0 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 49,520 $10.52 $11.81 $24,570 1.2 %
27-1027 Set and Exhibit Designers 7,840 $16.08 $17.29 $35,960 3.1 %
27-2011 Actors 94,470 (4) (4) $36,790 5.6 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 52,130 (4) (4) $57,160 6.7 %
27-2021 Athletes and Sports Competitors 10,520 (4) (4) $71,070 7.5 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 68,670 (4) (4) $34,690 1.3 %
27-2023 Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials 8,750 (4) (4) $26,600 6.0 %
27-2031 Dancers 17,010 $11.11 $13.83 $28,770 3.8 %
27-2032 Choreographers 12,660 $13.78 $15.75 $32,750 2.3 %
27-2041 Music Directors and Composers 7,020 (4) (4) $39,330 4.1 %
27-2042 Musicians and Singers 55,100 (4) (4) $46,690 2.8 %
27-3010 Announcers 50,420 $9.74 $13.27 $27,590 1.3 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 64,130 $14.45 $18.17 $37,800 1.3 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 132,390 $19.72 $21.75 $45,240 0.9 %
27-3041 Editors 105,130 $19.21 $21.59 $44,910 0.8 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 45,900 $23.73 $24.83 $51,650 0.7 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 40,980 $20.41 $23.13 $48,120 3.1 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 18,900 $15.38 $16.68 $34,680 2.2 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 32,960 $14.50 $17.16 $35,690 1.4 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 31,100 $13.34 $16.13 $33,550 2.1 %
27-4013 Radio Operators 3,260 $15.36 $16.84 $35,040 3.6 %
27-4014 Sound Engineering Technicians 9,350 $16.89 $20.34 $42,300 4.0 %
27-4021 Photographers 61,250 $11.08 $13.43 $27,940 1.3 %
27-4031 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture 22,040 $13.93 $16.43 $34,180 1.8 %
27-4032 Film and Video Editors 13,750 $17.74 $20.20 $42,010 1.8 %

About 2001 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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

(1) Data for detailed occupations does not sum to the totals because the totals include data for occupations not shown separately.

(2) 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.

(3) 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.

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


National OES estimates by SOC major group



2001 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

2001 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

2001 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

2001 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: December 23, 2002

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