Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

27-1019 Artists and Related Workers, All Other

All artists and related workers not listed separately.


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)
6,850 4.5 % $29.65 $61,680 3.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.00 $17.94 $28.77 $40.80 $48.30
Annual Wage (2) $24,960 $37,310 $59,840 $84,850 $100,470


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)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 3,560 0.17 $34.42 $71,590
Personal Care Services 400 0.06 $20.62 $42,890
Motion Picture and Video Industries 390 0.11 $33.86 $70,420
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 290 0.07 $30.77 $64,010
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 260 0.06 $30.94 $64,350

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 160 0.32 $16.19 $33,670
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 3,560 0.17 $34.42 $71,590
Motion Picture and Video Industries 390 0.11 $33.86 $70,420
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 290 0.07 $30.77 $64,010
Specialized Design Services 80 0.07 $26.48 $55,070

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 3,560 0.17 $34.42 $71,590
Motion Picture and Video Industries 390 0.11 $33.86 $70,420
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 260 0.06 $30.94 $64,350
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 290 0.07 $30.77 $64,010
Management of Companies and Enterprises 70 (7) $27.95 $58,140


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)
District of Columbia 1,250 1.92 36.46 $40.43 $84,100
California 660 0.05 0.87 $26.97 $56,090
Georgia 370 0.10 1.86 $37.49 $77,980
Illinois 370 0.07 1.24 $22.78 $47,390
Maryland 360 0.14 2.74 $38.11 $79,270




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)
District of Columbia 1,250 1.92 36.46 $40.43 $84,100
Alaska 70 0.23 4.34 $22.83 $47,490
Maryland 360 0.14 2.74 $38.11 $79,270
Nevada 150 0.13 2.53 $35.37 $73,570
Oregon 180 0.11 2.09 $19.36 $40,270




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 1,250 1.92 36.46 $40.43 $84,100
Maryland 360 0.14 2.74 $38.11 $79,270
Georgia 370 0.10 1.86 $37.49 $77,980
Nevada 150 0.13 2.53 $35.37 $73,570
Virginia 190 0.05 0.99 $35.22 $73,250





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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,520 0.65 12.35 $39.78 $82,740
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 400 0.08 1.47 $37.99 $79,020
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 310 0.14 2.64 $39.34 $81,820
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 260 0.07 1.33 $25.17 $52,360
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 230 0.06 1.11 $28.16 $58,580
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 170 0.31 5.82 $44.34 $92,240
Kansas City, MO-KS 160 0.17 3.16 $33.35 $69,370
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 150 0.09 1.62 $28.86 $60,020
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 100 0.10 1.91 $21.48 $44,680
St. Louis, MO-IL 90 0.07 1.38 $16.21 $33,720




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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,520 0.65 12.35 $39.78 $82,740
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 170 0.31 5.82 $44.34 $92,240
Kansas City, MO-KS 160 0.17 3.16 $33.35 $69,370
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 310 0.14 2.64 $39.34 $81,820
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 100 0.10 1.91 $21.48 $44,680
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 150 0.09 1.62 $28.86 $60,020
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 400 0.08 1.47 $37.99 $79,020
St. Louis, MO-IL 90 0.07 1.38 $16.21 $33,720
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 260 0.07 1.33 $25.17 $52,360
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 70 0.06 1.12 $33.49 $69,660




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)
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 170 0.31 5.82 $44.34 $92,240
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,520 0.65 12.35 $39.78 $82,740
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 310 0.14 2.64 $39.34 $81,820
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 400 0.08 1.47 $37.99 $79,020
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV (8) (8) (8) $37.95 $78,930
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 70 0.06 1.12 $33.49 $69,660
Kansas City, MO-KS 160 0.17 3.16 $33.35 $69,370
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 70 0.04 0.74 $33.06 $68,760
Columbus, OH 60 0.06 1.16 $32.27 $67,120
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 50 0.05 0.97 $32.14 $66,850


About May 2012 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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013

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