Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

13-1011 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes

Represent and promote artists, performers, and athletes in dealings with current or prospective employers. May handle contract negotiation and other business matters for clients.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
11,790 4.9 % $43.19 $89,840 4.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.23 $19.12 $30.35 $54.61 (5)
Annual Wage (2) $25,440 $39,770 $63,130 $113,580 (5)


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures 7,510 40.43 $47.00 $97,760
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 1,200 1.26 $31.87 $66,290
Performing Arts Companies 920 0.81 $29.41 $61,170
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 870 1.91 (8) (8)
Sound Recording Industries 300 1.78 (8) (8)

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures 7,510 40.43 $47.00 $97,760
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 870 1.91 (8) (8)
Sound Recording Industries 300 1.78 (8) (8)
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 1,200 1.26 $31.87 $66,290
Performing Arts Companies 920 0.81 $29.41 $61,170

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 190 0.02 $66.71 $138,760
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures 7,510 40.43 $47.00 $97,760
Motion Picture and Video Industries 90 0.03 $46.21 $96,120
Spectator Sports 170 0.13 $37.69 $78,400
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 40 0.01 $35.50 $73,850


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 3,560 0.25 2.74 $55.90 $116,280
New York 2,090 0.25 2.70 $47.47 $98,740
Florida 840 0.12 1.28 $21.58 $44,880
Tennessee 540 0.21 2.25 $41.55 $86,420
Illinois 480 0.09 0.93 $42.91 $89,260




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 3,560 0.25 2.74 $55.90 $116,280
New York 2,090 0.25 2.70 $47.47 $98,740
Tennessee 540 0.21 2.25 $41.55 $86,420
Florida 840 0.12 1.28 $21.58 $44,880
Massachusetts 310 0.10 1.08 $41.36 $86,030




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 3,560 0.25 2.74 $55.90 $116,280
Connecticut (8) (8) (8) $51.09 $106,270
New York 2,090 0.25 2.70 $47.47 $98,740
New Jersey 280 0.08 0.81 $46.99 $97,750
Illinois 480 0.09 0.93 $42.91 $89,260

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,070 0.81 8.68 $58.59 $121,860
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,960 0.39 4.25 $48.71 $101,310
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 470 0.68 7.27 $43.50 $90,490
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 460 0.13 1.41 $43.07 $89,580
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 300 0.14 1.49 $36.69 $76,310
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 260 0.15 1.66 $40.93 $85,140
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 210 0.09 0.97 $39.03 $81,180
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL 190 0.20 2.16 $13.99 $29,090
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 170 0.10 1.02 $21.21 $44,110
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 150 0.16 1.67 $32.36 $67,310




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,070 0.81 8.68 $58.59 $121,860
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 470 0.68 7.27 $43.50 $90,490
Boulder, CO 70 0.48 5.19 (8) (8)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,960 0.39 4.25 $48.71 $101,310
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 100 0.21 2.25 $16.37 $34,040
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL 190 0.20 2.16 $13.99 $29,090
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 150 0.16 1.67 $32.36 $67,310
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 260 0.15 1.66 $40.93 $85,140
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 130 0.14 1.49 $34.38 $71,510
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 300 0.14 1.49 $36.69 $76,310




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,070 0.81 8.68 $58.59 $121,860
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT (8) (8) (8) $54.29 $112,930
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,960 0.39 4.25 $48.71 $101,310
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 470 0.68 7.27 $43.50 $90,490
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 460 0.13 1.41 $43.07 $89,580
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 260 0.15 1.66 $40.93 $85,140
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 210 0.09 0.97 $39.03 $81,180
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 100 0.05 0.53 $38.84 $80,780
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH (8) (8) (8) $37.66 $78,340
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 300 0.14 1.49 $36.69 $76,310


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(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.

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

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 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: May 17, 2011

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