Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2003 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 sectors 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(XLS).

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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 1,538,150 $16.88 $20.49 $42,620 0.6 %
27-1011 Art Directors 24,000 $29.93 $33.70 $70,100 1.8 %
27-1013 Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators 9,690 $17.03 $20.97 $43,610 3.4 %
27-1014 Multi-Media Artists and Animators 32,910 $22.08 $25.42 $52,880 2.5 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 33,390 $25.16 $26.41 $54,920 1.8 %
27-1022 Fashion Designers 11,270 $25.42 $30.12 $62,650 2.1 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 69,730 $9.45 $10.00 $20,810 1.0 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 151,950 $17.61 $19.85 $41,300 1.2 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 46,240 $19.29 $21.39 $44,480 1.8 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 59,150 $10.59 $11.99 $24,940 0.9 %
27-1027 Set and Exhibit Designers 8,060 $16.90 $18.78 $39,070 1.8 %
27-2011 Actors 51,840 (4) (4) $48,940 5.1 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 54,370 (4) (4) $64,550 3.0 %
27-2021 Athletes and Sports Competitors 11,840 (4) (4) $90,410 5.0 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 105,070 (4) (4) $33,570 1.2 %
27-2023 Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials 8,790 (4) (4) $27,820 5.1 %
27-2031 Dancers 15,390 $9.45 $12.76 $26,540 3.4 %
27-2032 Choreographers 14,810 $14.92 $17.16 $35,700 3.0 %
27-2041 Music Directors and Composers 9,000 (4) (4) $41,450 4.8 %
27-2042 Musicians and Singers 50,600 (4) (4) $51,580 3.6 %
27-3010 Announcers 49,370 $10.07 $14.25 $29,640 1.3 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 60,230 $15.02 $19.27 $40,090 1.4 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 147,970 $20.48 $23.19 $48,230 0.8 %
27-3041 Editors 108,990 $19.93 $22.83 $47,490 1.0 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 44,690 $24.80 $26.15 $54,390 0.8 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 43,740 $20.35 $24.26 $50,460 3.8 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 21,910 $16.10 $17.22 $35,820 1.3 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 37,370 $14.81 $16.88 $35,110 1.8 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 32,750 $13.51 $16.62 $34,560 2.5 %
27-4013 Radio Operators 2,060 $14.57 $15.80 $32,870 2.6 %
27-4014 Sound Engineering Technicians 11,840 $18.41 $22.49 $46,780 2.6 %
27-4021 Photographers 57,740 $12.04 $14.23 $29,590 1.4 %
27-4031 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture 21,430 $16.51 $18.34 $38,140 1.9 %
27-4032 Film and Video Editors 15,100 $19.52 $22.32 $46,420 2.2 %

About May 2003 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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

(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(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



May 2003 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2003 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2003 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2003 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped Excel files

Technical notes

Last Modified Date: May 7, 2004

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