Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 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 nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia, in NAICS 711500 - Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers.

Additional information, including the hourly and annual 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages, percent of establishments reporting the occupation, and the employment percent relative standard error, is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

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

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NAICS 711500 - Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers

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 50,670 100.00% $18.02 $26.37 $54,840 2.8 %
Management Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 1,480 2.92% $41.18 $52.52 $109,240 5.3 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 60 0.12% (5) $80.18 $166,780 11.3 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,000 1.97% $43.62 $55.19 $114,800 6.5 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 40 0.08% $35.27 $32.43 $67,450 5.3 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 60 0.12% $37.97 $40.60 $84,460 9.6 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 60 0.12% $38.36 $38.11 $79,270 6.8 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 80 0.16% $46.59 $53.84 $112,000 10.9 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 100 0.20% $30.34 $42.06 $87,480 20.2 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 2,350 4.64% $25.38 $32.94 $68,510 6.6 %
13-1011 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes 830 1.64% $21.43 $28.87 $60,050 8.6 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists (8) (8) $72.63 $57.91 $120,460 22.4 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 70 0.14% $34.13 $36.77 $76,490 14.6 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 80 0.16% $20.74 $20.11 $41,830 7.0 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 870 1.72% $27.92 $35.00 $72,810 12.2 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 330 0.65% $34.99 $35.47 $73,770 5.8 %
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 250 0.49% $30.53 $32.57 $67,740 5.4 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers (8) (8) $37.31 $38.33 $79,720 4.3 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 60 0.12% $28.62 $29.59 $61,560 11.0 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 40 0.08% $30.27 $32.69 $68,000 6.4 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 50 0.10% $21.41 $20.53 $42,690 10.0 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 110 0.22% $26.06 $29.73 $61,830 10.8 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 210 0.41% $20.90 $24.50 $50,970 16.0 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 210 0.41% $20.66 $24.00 $49,920 16.9 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 400 0.79% $18.23 $20.57 $42,780 5.1 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers (8) (8) $18.11 $20.24 $42,100 4.2 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 50 0.10% (4) (4) $39,720 19.8 %
25-4013 Museum Technicians and Conservators 60 0.12% $21.77 $25.96 $53,990 13.8 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 29,580 58.38% $20.10 $30.49 $63,420 3.8 %
27-1011 Art Directors 610 1.20% $27.00 $35.60 $74,050 15.1 %
27-1012 Craft Artists 1,670 3.30% $13.45 $14.26 $29,670 3.2 %
27-1013 Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators 2,620 5.17% $17.70 $21.14 $43,960 4.0 %
27-1014 Multi-Media Artists and Animators 970 1.91% $24.59 $28.95 $60,210 5.9 %
27-1019 Artists and Related Workers, All Other 720 1.42% $9.73 $13.69 $28,480 7.4 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers (8) (8) $29.17 $30.14 $62,680 16.5 %
27-1022 Fashion Designers (8) (8) $21.45 $22.30 $46,390 7.7 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 610 1.20% $20.77 $21.85 $45,450 8.4 %
27-1025 Interior Designers (8) (8) $29.70 $31.57 $65,660 17.3 %
27-1027 Set and Exhibit Designers 430 0.85% $17.36 $18.85 $39,220 3.5 %
27-1029 Designers, All Other 100 0.20% $17.50 $21.11 $43,900 12.3 %
27-2011 Actors 4,310 8.51% $23.39 $40.80 (4) 12.6 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 2,280 4.50% $36.54 $49.16 $102,250 10.0 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 30 0.06% (4) (4) $88,170 6.8 %
27-2031 Dancers 300 0.59% $12.89 $13.94 (4) 13.8 %
27-2032 Choreographers 200 0.39% $16.32 $17.49 $36,380 7.1 %
27-2041 Music Directors and Composers 470 0.93% $63.11 $66.33 $137,970 22.4 %
27-2042 Musicians and Singers 1,600 3.16% $18.06 $32.10 (4) 24.7 %
27-2099 Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers, All Other 840 1.66% $15.75 $24.83 (4) 14.3 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 430 0.85% $19.53 $38.33 $79,730 29.0 %
27-3012 Public Address System and Other Announcers 2,270 4.48% $17.90 $22.34 $46,470 6.4 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 540 1.07% $20.20 $23.57 $49,030 8.8 %
27-3041 Editors 410 0.81% $28.00 $27.32 $56,820 7.5 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 870 1.72% $27.86 $33.85 $70,400 10.0 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 2,140 4.22% $31.69 $48.37 $100,600 11.4 %
27-3099 Media and Communication Workers, All Other 980 1.93% $21.25 $22.61 $47,030 7.2 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 1,640 3.24% $15.16 $18.25 $37,950 7.6 %
27-4014 Sound Engineering Technicians 200 0.39% $19.05 $23.45 $48,780 9.2 %
27-4021 Photographers 920 1.82% $16.12 $19.92 $41,440 13.5 %
27-4031 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture 160 0.32% (8) (8) (8) (8)
27-4032 Film and Video Editors 320 0.63% $24.22 $26.27 $54,650 9.5 %
27-4099 Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other 600 1.18% $18.91 $22.78 $47,380 9.5 %
Protective Service Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations (8) (8) $13.30 $14.80 $30,770 14.5 %
33-9032 Security Guards (8) (8) $12.57 $14.59 $30,350 14.4 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 590 1.16% $8.65 $9.48 $19,730 6.9 %
35-3011 Bartenders 80 0.16% $8.02 $8.13 $16,910 5.8 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 50 0.10% $7.29 $7.40 $15,390 5.4 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 330 0.65% $8.74 $9.86 $20,510 10.8 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop (8) (8) $10.66 $10.32 $21,470 8.7 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 290 0.57% $10.32 $11.75 $24,450 6.0 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners (8) (8) $9.21 $10.34 $21,500 7.0 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 110 0.22% $10.48 $11.52 $23,950 8.9 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 1,150 2.27% $9.96 $14.05 $29,230 17.2 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers (8) (8) $12.27 $15.11 $31,440 12.1 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 100 0.20% $9.52 $10.29 $21,400 3.2 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers (8) (8) $10.77 $10.64 $22,130 7.6 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 440 0.87% $8.65 $9.07 $18,870 4.5 %
39-3092 Costume Attendants 30 0.06% $9.64 $11.25 $23,410 7.2 %
39-5091 Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance 30 0.06% $17.89 $17.51 $36,410 6.0 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 190 0.37% $10.16 $12.77 $26,560 8.4 %
Sales and Related Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 1,670 3.30% $14.98 $21.17 $44,030 9.4 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 40 0.08% $19.85 $19.22 $39,980 6.3 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 40 0.08% $15.69 $25.25 $52,510 20.2 %
41-2011 Cashiers 230 0.45% $8.40 $8.85 $18,410 4.6 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks (8) (8) $16.93 $16.44 $34,180 4.5 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 290 0.57% $9.70 $11.72 $24,370 5.8 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents (8) (8) $35.78 $33.45 $69,570 10.3 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 610 1.20% $19.51 $23.49 $48,850 7.7 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products (8) (8) $31.80 $30.56 $63,570 4.6 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 90 0.18% $12.48 $12.43 $25,850 12.5 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 100 0.20% (8) (8) (8) (8)
Office and Administrative Support Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 8,500 16.78% $14.30 $15.52 $32,290 2.3 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 320 0.63% $24.90 $25.57 $53,190 4.6 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 700 1.38% $17.01 $18.03 $37,510 5.7 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 140 0.28% $12.48 $14.31 $29,760 4.4 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 270 0.53% $12.28 $12.34 $25,670 6.2 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 40 0.08% $13.92 $15.73 $32,720 8.4 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 150 0.30% $9.86 $11.12 $23,120 15.7 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 80 0.16% $13.00 $13.72 $28,540 11.6 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 2,390 4.72% $18.98 $20.21 $42,040 4.0 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,640 3.24% $13.17 $13.29 $27,640 4.7 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,560 5.05% $10.96 $11.37 $23,650 2.3 %
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 30 0.06% $13.64 $13.60 $28,300 4.2 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 520 1.03% $18.19 $19.66 $40,900 3.7 %
47-2031 Carpenters 300 0.59% $18.22 $19.61 $40,790 2.8 %
47-2111 Electricians 60 0.12% $22.55 $22.46 $46,710 9.8 %
47-2121 Glaziers 40 0.08% $13.02 $12.78 $26,580 9.3 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 80 0.16% $16.66 $18.09 $37,620 11.5 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 540 1.07% $18.10 $18.39 $38,240 4.6 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 270 0.53% $19.77 $19.20 $39,930 4.0 %
49-9096 Riggers 100 0.20% $18.88 $19.91 $41,420 5.9 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other (8) (8) $12.61 $14.46 $30,070 7.9 %
Production Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 880 1.74% $13.44 $14.98 $31,150 5.9 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 80 0.16% $13.29 $14.68 $30,530 8.9 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers (8) (8) $20.13 $20.71 $43,070 5.8 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers (8) (8) $12.14 $12.14 $25,250 7.3 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand (8) (8) $10.07 $11.41 $23,720 3.7 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers (8) (8) $13.38 $12.41 $25,820 9.4 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 150 0.30% $14.49 $17.18 $35,740 17.4 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 40 0.08% $12.16 $14.98 $31,160 18.2 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 70 0.14% $13.01 $14.34 $29,820 11.9 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 1,880 3.71% $13.03 $14.21 $29,550 3.4 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 60 0.12% $23.47 $24.41 $50,760 7.4 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity (8) (8) $14.68 $15.22 $31,660 8.8 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 70 0.14% $17.92 $18.68 $38,850 12.1 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs (8) (8) $14.72 $14.65 $30,470 5.0 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,560 3.08% $12.37 $13.52 $28,130 3.8 %

About May 2008 National Industry-Specific 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) Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $80.00 per hour or $166,400 per year.

(8) Estimates not released.




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