Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

27-2042 Musicians and Singers

Play one or more musical instruments or sing. May perform on stage, for on-air broadcasting, or for sound or video recording.


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)
43,350 3.2 % $30.22 (4) 3.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.50 $12.94 $22.39 $39.54 $60.02
(4)

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)
Performing Arts Companies 24,970 22.02 $33.67 (4)
Religious Organizations 7,090 3.84 $22.20 (4)
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 2,460 2.58 $40.22 (4)
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 1,630 3.59 $31.23 (4)
Amusement Parks and Arcades 1,550 0.97 $19.77 (4)

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Performing Arts Companies 24,970 22.02 $33.67 (4)
Religious Organizations 7,090 3.84 $22.20 (4)
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 1,630 3.59 $31.23 (4)
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 2,460 2.58 $40.22 (4)
Amusement Parks and Arcades 1,550 0.97 $19.77 (4)

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 2,460 2.58 $40.22 (4)
Motion Picture and Video Industries 240 0.07 $35.00 (4)
Performing Arts Companies 24,970 22.02 $33.67 (4)
Traveler Accommodation 80 0.01 $31.40 (4)
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 1,630 3.59 $31.23 (4)


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)
New York 8,230 0.99 2.89 $35.09 (4)
California 7,410 0.53 1.55 $40.91 (4)
Florida 2,840 0.40 1.17 $15.81 (4)
Tennessee 2,230 0.87 2.55 $32.86 (4)
Texas 1,880 0.19 0.55 $21.67 (4)




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)
New York 8,230 0.99 2.89 $35.09 (4)
Tennessee 2,230 0.87 2.55 $32.86 (4)
Hawaii 430 0.76 2.23 $30.80 (4)
Oregon 1,160 0.74 2.18 $34.46 (4)
California 7,410 0.53 1.55 $40.91 (4)