Occupational Employment Statistics

November 2003 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 711500 - Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers

These national industry-specific occupational employment and wage estimates are calculated with data collected from employers of all sizes, in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia, in NAICS 711500 - Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers.

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NAICS Industry 711500 - Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers is part of: NAICS 711000 - Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries.

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SOC Major Groups in NAICS 711500 - Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers:

NAICS 711500 - Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers

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All Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 45,270 100.00% $13.64 $21.84 $45,420 6.2 %
Management Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 1,420 3.14% $32.19 $41.39 $86,090 5.0 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 110 0.24% $46.58 $61.11 $127,100 8.3 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 670 1.48% $30.83 $41.24 $85,770 7.1 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 50 0.11% $33.30 $33.45 $69,580 7.9 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 80 0.18% $42.13 $44.33 $92,210 10.0 %
11-2022 Sales Managers (7) (7) $27.61 $32.99 $68,620 10.0 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers (7) (7) $26.55 $26.21 $54,510 7.0 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 140 0.31% $33.27 $42.93 $89,300 12.4 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1,760 3.89% $26.66 $33.72 $70,140 8.6 %
13-1011 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes 850 1.88% $31.91 $33.94 $70,600 11.9 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 170 0.38% $38.18 $39.23 $81,590 10.3 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 300 0.66% $22.56 $25.72 $53,500 6.7 %
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 290 0.64% $33.37 $39.55 $82,260 16.2 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 40 0.09% $38.65 $36.08 $75,050 7.6 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software (7) (7) $35.44 $37.07 $77,100 6.9 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 40 0.09% $18.30 $19.04 $39,600 11.6 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 30 0.07% $34.10 $33.96 $70,630 5.2 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators (7) (7) (5) $69.49 $144,550 24.0 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 180 0.40% $28.12 $30.96 $64,390 10.9 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians (7) (7) $38.53 $37.41 $77,810 12.1 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 140 0.31% $15.69 $18.37 $38,200 8.3 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 40 0.09% $20.72 $23.30 $48,470 13.5 %
Legal Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations (7) (7) $49.70 $43.82 $91,140 9.8 %
23-1011 Lawyers (7) (7) $58.14 $44.09 $91,710 11.3 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 440 0.97% $12.03 $17.10 $35,560 19.9 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 130 0.29% $14.90 $16.41 $34,140 14.2 %
25-4010 Archivists, Curators, and Museum Technicians 60 0.13% $18.73 $18.40 $38,270 4.9 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 50 0.11% $27.01 $31.65 $65,830 16.2 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 21,210 46.85% $17.06 $27.38 $56,950 6.3 %
27-1011 Art Directors 170 0.38% $30.75 $29.26 $60,870 6.2 %
27-1013 Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators 2,520 5.57% $15.80 $21.34 $44,390 8.2 %
27-1014 Multi-Media Artists and Animators (7) (7) $13.04 $17.82 $37,060 14.5 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 30 0.07% $16.38 $23.00 $47,840 13.0 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 260 0.57% $18.95 $20.49 $42,620 8.7 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers (7) (7) $15.71 $15.55 $32,350 2.9 %
27-1027 Set and Exhibit Designers (7) (7) $20.52 $23.20 $48,260 5.5 %
27-2011 Actors 1,980 4.37% (4) (4) $67,860 24.5 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 2,380 5.26% (4) (4) $93,300 18.8 %
27-2031 Dancers 780 1.72% $8.50 $11.03 $22,950 8.0 %
27-2041 Music Directors and Composers 240 0.53% (4) (4) $132,200 20.2 %
27-2042 Musicians and Singers 620 1.37% (4) (4) $41,690 17.8 %
27-3010 Announcers 2,200 4.86% $10.73 $15.05 $31,290 6.6 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 70 0.15% $32.53 $36.74 $76,420 11.7 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 220 0.49% $19.30 $20.83 $43,340 11.0 %
27-3041 Editors 310 0.68% $28.60 $39.93 $83,050 25.9 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 1,050 2.32% $26.16 $36.13 $75,150 13.7 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 2,410 5.32% (7) (7) (7) (7)
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 1,030 2.28% $13.83 $17.61 $36,640 7.7 %
27-4014 Sound Engineering Technicians 110 0.24% $13.81 $17.13 $35,620 8.5 %
27-4021 Photographers 320 0.71% $17.14 $19.17 $39,870 17.1 %
27-4031 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture 60 0.13% $14.90 $16.56 $34,430 11.4 %
27-4032 Film and Video Editors 120 0.27% $22.35 $23.29 $48,440 5.5 %
Protective Service Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 230 0.51% $9.71 $11.34 $23,600 8.4 %
33-9032 Security Guards 220 0.49% $9.70 $11.09 $23,060 8.9 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 500 1.10% $8.10 $8.98 $18,680 7.0 %
35-3011 Bartenders (7) (7) $7.39 $7.59 $15,780 9.0 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses (7) (7) $9.41 $9.85 $20,490 10.3 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop (7) (7) $8.13 $9.09 $18,910 11.8 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 350 0.77% $10.23 $11.34 $23,590 5.1 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 190 0.42% $9.04 $10.28 $21,380 5.9 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 80 0.18% $10.48 $10.97 $22,820 7.1 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 70 0.15% $11.15 $12.72 $26,460 12.1 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations (7) (7) $18.94 $17.78 $36,970 18.3 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 130 0.29% $8.11 $8.56 $17,810 6.4 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers (7) (7) $6.47 $6.44 $13,390 6.5 %
Sales and Related Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 1,220 2.69% $15.01 $19.47 $40,490 6.3 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 60 0.13% $23.07 $21.38 $44,480 13.6 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 30 0.07% $25.04 $30.38 $63,190 14.3 %
41-2011 Cashiers 200 0.44% $7.22 $7.75 $16,110 4.6 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks (7) (7) $10.52 $11.44 $23,800 15.0 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 260 0.57% $9.88 $11.45 $23,810 7.2 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 30 0.07% $19.24 $23.54 $48,960 18.1 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 110 0.24% $21.73 $26.39 $54,900 9.4 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 7,150 15.79% $11.73 $13.79 $28,690 5.5 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 290 0.64% $20.26 $26.40 $54,910 17.5 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 710 1.57% $10.35 $12.45 $25,890 7.4 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 140 0.31% $11.28 $12.78 $26,570 3.5 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 220 0.49% $9.58 $9.61 $19,980 3.5 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers (7) (7) $15.06 $14.66 $30,500 4.3 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 50 0.11% $19.16 $19.09 $39,700 4.1 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 60 0.13% $9.78 $9.89 $20,580 6.0 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,530 3.38% $16.07 $18.88 $39,270 14.2 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,770 3.91% $11.30 $11.38 $23,670 6.1 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists (7) (7) $8.95 $9.33 $19,410 6.5 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 50 0.11% $10.67 $12.48 $25,950 10.4 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,840 4.06% $9.54 $10.84 $22,540 5.2 %
43-9081 Proofreaders and Copy Markers 30 0.07% $15.74 $15.53 $32,290 8.5 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations (7) (7) $15.30 $15.80 $32,860 2.0 %
47-2031 Carpenters 380 0.84% $16.05 $16.10 $33,490 2.6 %
47-2111 Electricians (7) (7) $15.58 $16.26 $33,810 4.8 %
47-2121 Glaziers 30 0.07% $12.09 $13.40 $27,860 12.0 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 50 0.11% $12.98 $15.04 $31,280 6.2 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 340 0.75% $12.47 $13.93 $28,970 7.3 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General (7) (7) $11.94 $12.81 $26,640 3.8 %
Production Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 1,320 2.92% $11.83 $13.52 $28,120 3.2 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 90 0.20% $21.72 $22.42 $46,630 3.5 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 100 0.22% $16.98 $17.52 $36,430 3.8 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers (7) (7) $8.35 $9.98 $20,760 6.3 %
51-6093 Upholsterers 70 0.15% $12.03 $12.75 $26,510 11.6 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters (7) (7) $12.76 $12.98 $26,990 3.6 %
51-7021 Furniture Finishers 100 0.22% $11.47 $12.07 $25,100 5.4 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 60 0.13% $10.36 $10.86 $22,590 3.9 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 50 0.11% $12.85 $14.30 $29,750 6.6 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers (7) (7) $9.64 $9.76 $20,300 3.9 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 60 0.13% $17.77 $16.27 $33,840 9.3 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers (7) (7) $10.85 $12.55 $26,110 15.1 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations (7) (7) $8.95 $9.36 $19,460 4.0 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 30 0.07% $15.98 $17.63 $36,670 16.9 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 110 0.24% $14.89 $14.54 $30,240 10.6 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand (7) (7) $8.94 $9.20 $19,130 3.4 %

About November 2003 National Industry-Specific 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.

(5) This median wage is equal to or greater than $70.00 per hour or $145,600 per year.

(7) Estimates not released.



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Technical notes

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Last Modified Date: November 24, 2004

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