Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2009 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 XLS files.

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 48,110 100.00% $18.39 $27.06 $56,280 2.4 %
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 1,530 3.18% $41.08 $53.64 $111,580 4.7 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 60 0.12% (5) $87.75 $182,520 11.1 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,020 2.12% $42.43 $56.54 $117,610 6.3 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 40 0.08% $35.27 $33.24 $69,150 5.0 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 60 0.12% $38.62 $40.58 $84,420 7.2 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 30 0.06% $36.67 $51.07 $106,230 15.2 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 50 0.10% $37.82 $36.41 $75,730 9.0 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 90 0.19% $44.82 $51.71 $107,550 8.9 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 130 0.27% $32.74 $42.71 $88,830 13.0 %
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 2,040 4.24% $27.20 $35.36 $73,540 5.4 %
13-1011 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes 680 1.41% $23.32 $32.52 $67,640 7.4 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 50 0.10% (8) (8) (8) (8)
13-1111 Management Analysts 70 0.15% $32.67 $36.43 $75,780 13.5 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 70 0.15% $17.43 $18.07 $37,590 4.7 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 690 1.43% $31.48 $35.49 $73,820 9.9 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 430 0.89% (8) (8) (8) (8)
Computer and Mathematical Science 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)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 310 0.64% $24.60 $28.47 $59,220 7.0 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 60 0.12% $36.38 $41.80 $86,950 10.6 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 50 0.10% $22.06 $23.30 $48,470 7.2 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 60 0.12% $30.85 $32.16 $66,890 5.6 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 50 0.10% $21.01 $21.69 $45,110 7.6 %
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 80 0.17% $21.49 $26.49 $55,110 11.7 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 30 0.06% $32.94 $33.27 $69,190 13.7 %
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 220 0.46% $22.79 $25.65 $53,350 13.2 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 210 0.44% $22.57 $25.11 $52,220 14.2 %
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 440 0.91% $22.19 $22.34 $46,470 4.7 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers (8) (8) $17.22 $19.43 $40,410 4.8 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 30 0.06% (4) (4) $52,650 19.8 %
25-4011 Archivists (8) (8) $25.69 $25.25 $52,510 4.4 %
25-4013 Museum Technicians and Conservators 90 0.19% $24.04 $25.79 $53,630 8.3 %
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 28,610 59.47% $20.17 $30.72 $63,910 3.1 %
27-1011 Art Directors 400 0.83% $34.52 $43.49 $90,470 10.0 %
27-1012 Craft Artists 1,980 4.12% $13.38 $14.72 $30,620 3.8 %
27-1013 Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators 2,850 5.92% $18.38 $22.16 $46,080 4.6 %
27-1014 Multi-Media Artists and Animators 910 1.89% $30.23 $32.41 $67,400 5.1 %
27-1019 Artists and Related Workers, All Other 600 1.25% $10.35 $14.95 $31,100 9.6 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 90 0.19% $21.43 $28.64 $59,570 17.3 %
27-1022 Fashion Designers (8) (8) $21.82 $22.52 $46,840 7.4 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 410 0.85% $19.30 $21.14 $43,970 5.6 %
27-1025 Interior Designers (8) (8) $30.06 $31.68 $65,890 17.6 %
27-1027 Set and Exhibit Designers 460 0.96% $17.39 $19.41 $40,370 4.0 %
27-1029 Designers, All Other 160 0.33% $18.17 $21.26 $44,220 10.0 %
27-2011 Actors 3,910 8.13% $19.78 $39.24 (4) 12.9 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 2,530 5.26% $33.60 $47.69 $99,200 7.1 %
27-2021 Athletes and Sports Competitors 40 0.08% (8) (8) (8) (8)
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 30 0.06% (4) (4) $93,930 7.0 %
27-2031 Dancers 250 0.52% $17.08 $16.72 (4) 6.7 %
27-2032 Choreographers 180 0.37% $16.76 $19.67 $40,910 9.6 %
27-2041 Music Directors and Composers 340 0.71% $24.85 $45.58 $94,810 27.2 %
27-2042 Musicians and Singers 1,570 3.26% $24.90 $36.00 (4) 18.4 %
27-2099 Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers, All Other 620 1.29% $15.93 $24.15 (4) 12.8 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 400 0.83% (8) (8) (8) (8)
27-3012 Public Address System and Other Announcers 1,660 3.45% $17.67 $20.85 $43,360 4.5 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 500 1.04% $18.34 $23.36 $48,580 9.0 %
27-3041 Editors 350 0.73% $22.70 $25.98 $54,040 6.7 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 900 1.87% $30.72 $35.15 $73,120 7.4 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 2,550 5.30% $30.28 $44.91 $93,420 9.1 %
27-3099 Media and Communication Workers, All Other 500 1.04% $19.86 $27.59 $57,380 18.7 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 2,180 4.53% $17.99 $20.10 $41,810 5.8 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 60 0.12% (8) (8) (8) (8)
27-4014 Sound Engineering Technicians 390 0.81% $17.16 $20.41 $42,460 6.6 %
27-4021 Photographers 670 1.39% $15.16 $21.40 $44,500 14.2 %
27-4031 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture 150 0.31% (8) (8) (8) (8)
27-4032 Film and Video Editors 260 0.54% $28.29 $27.83 $57,890 7.8 %
27-4099 Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other 490 1.02% $22.21 $25.14 $52,290 10.5 %
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 200 0.42% $11.40 $12.44 $25,880 8.1 %
33-9032 Security Guards 200 0.42% $11.34 $12.34 $25,680 8.6 %
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 (8) (8) $9.13 $10.34 $21,510 5.3 %
35-3011 Bartenders 110 0.23% $8.84 $9.53 $19,820 6.0 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 60 0.12% $7.60 $7.97 $16,580 5.3 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 360 0.75% $9.23 $10.39 $21,600 8.1 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop (8) (8) $9.46 $10.33 $21,490 6.6 %
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 310 0.64% $10.41 $12.42 $25,830 6.2 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 170 0.35% $9.49 $10.93 $22,740 6.6 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 100 0.21% $10.33 $12.62 $26,240 12.6 %
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 780 1.62% $10.10 $12.25 $25,470 3.5 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 140 0.29% $9.73 $10.69 $22,240 2.8 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 110 0.23% $11.00 $11.22 $23,340 4.7 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 190 0.39% $8.68 $9.66 $20,100 5.4 %
39-3092 Costume Attendants 40 0.08% $9.96 $11.68 $24,290 8.3 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 180 0.37% $9.81 $13.39 $27,850 10.1 %
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 1,680 3.49% $14.84 $22.83 $47,490 11.1 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 40 0.08% $18.67 $17.97 $37,380 7.1 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 40 0.08% $24.17 $27.50 $57,200 19.3 %
41-2011 Cashiers 250 0.52% $8.41 $8.75 $18,190 3.1 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 40 0.08% $14.72 $16.04 $33,360 8.0 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 300 0.62% $10.21 $11.67 $24,270 4.0 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 40 0.08% $19.98 $22.87 $47,570 14.0 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 560 1.16% $18.12 $24.12 $50,170 8.7 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 170 0.35% $30.52 $29.14 $60,620 6.0 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 80 0.17% $12.63 $12.85 $26,740 13.9 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 90 0.19% (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 7,500 15.59% $14.84 $16.36 $34,030 2.2 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 310 0.64% $24.93 $25.79 $53,630 3.4 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 680 1.41% $15.88 $16.83 $35,010 3.1 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 170 0.35% $14.65 $15.76 $32,790 4.0 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 190 0.39% $12.51 $12.76 $26,530 3.2 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 40 0.08% $16.68 $17.44 $36,280 7.5 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 140 0.29% $10.94 $11.91 $24,780 11.4 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 50 0.10% $11.47 $12.15 $25,260 3.4 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 2,170 4.51% $19.80 $21.80 $45,340 4.1 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,200 2.49% $13.69 $13.69 $28,480 2.4 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,320 4.82% $11.31 $11.95 $24,860 2.2 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 40 0.08% $12.59 $14.38 $29,910 6.9 %
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 590 1.23% $19.39 $21.28 $44,260 4.5 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 30 0.06% $32.22 $31.53 $65,580 7.3 %
47-2031 Carpenters 380 0.79% $19.64 $21.53 $44,780 4.9 %
47-2111 Electricians 60 0.12% $21.76 $22.53 $46,860 10.8 %
47-2121 Glaziers 30 0.06% $13.50 $13.23 $27,510 9.9 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 70 0.15% $17.91 $19.28 $40,100 14.1 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 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)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 550 1.14% $17.16 $18.53 $38,530 4.7 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 210 0.44% $17.87 $18.67 $38,840 5.9 %
49-9096 Riggers 150 0.31% $17.65 $19.30 $40,150 5.6 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other (8) (8) $12.81 $15.26 $31,750 9.6 %
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 590 1.23% $13.63 $15.07 $31,350 3.7 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 100 0.21% $13.42 $13.66 $28,420 7.2 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 30 0.06% $19.34 $21.45 $44,620 6.9 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers 50 0.10% $11.78 $12.37 $25,730 6.4 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 110 0.23% $12.94 $14.24 $29,610 9.7 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 70 0.15% $11.54 $12.96 $26,950 6.8 %
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 2,010 4.18% $13.32 $14.81 $30,790 3.0 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 90 0.19% $22.43 $23.75 $49,400 4.5 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity (8) (8) $18.00 $17.90 $37,230 10.7 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 70 0.15% $19.26 $20.70 $43,060 10.2 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,770 3.68% $12.88 $14.05 $29,220 3.2 %

About May 2009 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) Estimate not released.




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