Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

27-1013 Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators

Create original artwork using any of a wide variety of media and techniques.


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)
10,320 6.4 % $25.52 $53,080 2.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.22 $14.15 $21.56 $31.45 $43.14
Annual Wage (2) $19,190 $29,440 $44,850 $65,420 $89,720


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)
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 3,260 7.19 $24.68 $51,340
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 450 0.09 $24.74 $51,470
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 400 0.01 $19.42 $40,400
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers 300 0.11 $22.94 $47,720
Software Publishers 280 0.11 $32.25 $67,080

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 3,260 7.19 $24.68 $51,340
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 240 0.30 $16.39 $34,100
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing 110 0.27 $14.01 $29,130
Specialized Design Services 250 0.22 $24.27 $50,480
Performing Arts Companies 200 0.18 $20.76 $43,180

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 50 0.01 $38.66 $80,420
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 140 0.01 $36.10 $75,090
Employment Services 80 (7) $32.58 $67,770
Software Publishers 280 0.11 $32.25 $67,080
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 70 0.01 $31.44 $65,400


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 3,280 0.23 2.88 $31.86 $66,270
New York 1,100 0.13 1.61 $26.82 $55,780
Florida 720 0.10 1.24 $16.80 $34,940
Michigan 460 0.12 1.49 $29.30 $60,950
Massachusetts 410 0.13 1.60 $22.10 $45,960




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 3,280 0.23 2.88 $31.86 $66,270
New York 1,100 0.13 1.61 $26.82 $55,780
Massachusetts 410 0.13 1.60 $22.10 $45,960
Michigan 460 0.12 1.49 $29.30 $60,950
Utah 130 0.11 1.37 $19.11 $39,750




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Mexico 40 0.05 0.60 $34.29 $71,320
California 3,280 0.23 2.88 $31.86 $66,270
Indiana 90 0.03 0.38 $31.50 $65,520
Connecticut 100 0.06 0.74 $29.87 $62,120
Michigan 460 0.12 1.49 $29.30 $60,950

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 2,210 0.58 7.12 $33.08 $68,800
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 860 0.17 2.13 $28.27 $58,800
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 310 0.19 2.30 $20.56 $42,770
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 290 0.08 1.00 $23.32 $48,510
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 210 0.10 1.17 $14.30 $29,740
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL 210 0.22 2.67 $21.21 $44,120
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 180 0.14 1.68 $23.83 $49,560
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 180 0.11 1.29 $21.53 $44,790
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 160 0.17 2.11 $33.76 $70,220
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 130 0.07 0.90 $25.73 $53,510




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 2,210 0.58 7.12 $33.08 $68,800
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 40 0.24 2.98 $19.80 $41,180
Provo-Orem, UT 40 0.22 2.72 $14.79 $30,770
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL 210 0.22 2.67 $21.21 $44,120
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 310 0.19 2.30 $20.56 $42,770
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 860 0.17 2.13 $28.27 $58,800
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 160 0.17 2.11 $33.76 $70,220
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 40 0.17 2.03 $29.14 $60,610
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 60 0.16 1.97 $27.22 $56,620
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 100 0.14 1.77 (8) (8)




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)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 90 0.10 1.28 $39.31 $81,770
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 160 0.17 2.11 $33.76 $70,220
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,210 0.58 7.12 $33.08 $68,800
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $30.26 $62,950
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 30 0.04 0.47 $29.74 $61,850
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 40 0.17 2.03 $29.14 $60,610
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 90 0.04 0.47 $29.00 $60,330
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 860 0.17 2.13 $28.27 $58,800
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 60 0.16 1.97 $27.22 $56,620
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 100 0.07 0.90 $27.11 $56,400

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.28 3.42 $14.20 $29,530

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.28 3.42 $14.20 $29,530

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.28 3.42 $14.20 $29,530


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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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

Download May 2010 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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