Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
11,950 3.6 % $44.35 $92,250 4.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.24 $20.07 $31.15 $55.95 (5)
Annual Wage (2) $27,540 $41,740 $64,790 $116,370 (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 7,470 38.82 $49.15 $102,240
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 1,170 1.22 $31.32 $65,140
Performing Arts Companies 850 0.75 $31.65 $65,830
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 830 1.74 $40.41 $84,050
Sound Recording Industries 350 2.11 $40.26 $83,740

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 7,470 38.82 $49.15 $102,240
Sound Recording Industries 350 2.11 $40.26 $83,740
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 830 1.74 $40.41 $84,050
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 1,170 1.22 $31.32 $65,140
Performing Arts Companies 850 0.75 $31.65 $65,830

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 260 0.02 $56.35 $117,210
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 30 (7) $51.46 $107,040
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures 7,470 38.82 $49.15 $102,240
Motion Picture and Video Industries 150 0.04 $47.18 $98,130
Legal Services (8) (8) $41.41 $86,130


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 3,750 0.27 2.87 $61.53 $127,990
New York 2,300 0.27 2.93 $44.48 $92,520
Florida 990 0.14 1.48 $21.81 $45,350
Illinois 490 0.09 0.94 $38.92 $80,960
Tennessee 440 0.17 1.83 $30.94 $64,360




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 2,300 0.27 2.93 $44.48 $92,520
California 3,750 0.27 2.87 $61.53 $127,990
Tennessee 440 0.17 1.83 $30.94 $64,360
Vermont 40 0.15 1.56 (8) (8)
Florida 990 0.14 1.48 $21.81 $45,350




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 3,750 0.27 2.87 $61.53 $127,990
Connecticut (8) (8) (8) $51.28 $106,670
Virginia 160 0.05 0.49 $47.00 $97,760
New Jersey 310 0.08 0.89 $46.27 $96,250
New York 2,300 0.27 2.93 $44.48 $92,520





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 3,250 0.85 9.14 $65.23 $135,690
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,160 0.43 4.59 $45.66 $94,970
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 480 0.13 1.44 $39.18 $81,490
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 370 0.52 5.53 $31.20 $64,890
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 260 0.12 1.24 $39.21 $81,570
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 240 0.25 2.65 $16.22 $33,740
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 200 0.11 1.18 $29.70 $61,780
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 190 0.11 1.23 $30.89 $64,240
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 160 0.10 1.02 (8) (8)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 150 0.06 0.68 $48.72 $101,340




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 3,250 0.85 9.14 $65.23 $135,690
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 370 0.52 5.53 $31.20 $64,890
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,160 0.43 4.59 $45.66 $94,970
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 240 0.25 2.65 $16.22 $33,740
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 100 0.21 2.26 $14.43 $30,010
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 120 0.17 1.80 $25.05 $52,100
Colorado Springs, CO 30 0.13 1.43 $23.81 $49,530
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 480 0.13 1.44 $39.18 $81,490
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 110 0.12 1.28 $35.86 $74,580
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 140 0.12 1.26 $27.27 $56,710




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 3,250 0.85 9.14 $65.23 $135,690
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $54.22 $112,770
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT (8) (8) (8) $52.38 $108,950
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 150 0.06 0.68 $48.72 $101,340
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,160 0.43 4.59 $45.66 $94,970
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 30 0.06 0.61 $39.98 $83,160
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 260 0.12 1.24 $39.21 $81,570
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 480 0.13 1.44 $39.18 $81,490
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 60 0.12 1.34 $37.22 $77,420
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 110 0.12 1.28 $35.86 $74,580


About May 2011 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 $90.00 per hour or $187,199 per year.

(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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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