Occupational Employment Statistics

November 2004 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 1,645,870 $17.50 $21.07 $43,820 0.7 %
27-1011 Art Directors 28,310 $30.65 $35.29 $73,400 1.0 %
27-1012 Craft Artists 4,210 $10.92 $12.86 $26,760 2.3 %
27-1013 Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators 10,320 $19.83 $22.22 $46,210 1.9 %
27-1014 Multi-Media Artists and Animators 27,960 $23.99 $27.73 $57,680 4.9 %
27-1019 Artists and Related Workers, All Other 5,420 $15.14 $18.38 $38,230 3.3 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 29,770 $25.13 $27.09 $56,350 1.5 %
27-1022 Fashion Designers 13,190 $28.88 $32.90 $68,430 4.3 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 64,780 $9.99 $10.64 $22,120 0.8 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 168,060 $18.24 $20.15 $41,910 0.6 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 46,950 $19.94 $22.13 $46,030 0.8 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 63,590 $10.71 $12.04 $25,040 0.9 %
27-1027 Set and Exhibit Designers 8,760 $17.25 $19.39 $40,330 1.9 %
27-1029 Designers, All Other 12,550 $20.35 $22.29 $46,370 2.6 %
27-2011 Actors 62,640 $12.03 $22.68 (6) 4.3 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 58,180 $25.21 $33.39 $69,460 3.5 %
27-2021 Athletes and Sports Competitors 11,780 (4) (4) $82,540 4.9 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 136,040 (4) (4) $32,260 0.9 %
27-2023 Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials 12,320 (4) (4) $27,770 3.1 %
27-2031 Dancers 16,490 $8.61 $12.37 (6) 3.3 %
27-2032 Choreographers 15,350 $16.69 $19.18 $39,900 3.1 %
27-2041 Music Directors and Composers 9,470 $16.73 $22.13 $46,020 7.0 %
27-2042 Musicians and Singers 52,350 $17.91 $24.66 (6) 3.9 %
27-2099 Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers, All Other 65,100 $15.81 $18.11 (6) 5.8 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 41,140 $10.97 $15.65 $32,540 1.4 %
27-3012 Public Address System and Other Announcers 8,480 $10.76 $14.43 $30,010 2.6 %
27-3021 Broadcast News Analysts 6,910 $19.81 $29.30 $60,940 2.5 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 52,730 $15.22 $18.77 $39,050 1.4 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 180,200 $21.34 $24.26 $50,460 0.7 %
27-3041 Editors 97,380 $21.45 $24.21 $50,370 0.8 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 45,450 $26.15 $27.60 $57,420 0.8 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 42,750 $21.86 $25.07 $52,150 1.5 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 26,470 $16.78 $18.24 $37,940 1.4 %
27-3099 Media and Communication Workers, All Other 25,870 $20.05 $22.00 $45,760 2.1 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 39,860 $15.93 $17.77 $36,950 1.3 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 30,670 $14.00 $16.49 $34,300 1.4 %
27-4013 Radio Operators 1,400 $17.17 $17.92 $37,270 2.9 %
27-4014 Sound Engineering Technicians 12,070 $18.93 $22.20 $46,180 2.7 %
27-4021 Photographers 55,450 $12.79 $15.21 $31,630 1.8 %
27-4031 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture 22,410 $18.70 $20.28 $42,190 3.7 %
27-4032 Film and Video Editors 14,890 $21.51 $25.32 $52,670 2.2 %
27-4099 Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other 18,180 $20.82 $23.00 $47,830 3.2 %

About November 2004 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

(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.

(6) There is wide variation in the number of hours worked by those employed as actors, dancers, musicians, and singers. Many jobs are for a duration of 1 day or 1 week and it is extremely rare for a performer to have guaranteed employment for a period that exceeds 3 to 6 months.


National OES estimates by SOC major group



November 2004 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2004 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2004 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2004 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical notes

Last Modified Date: November 9, 2005

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