Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
11,860 4.9 % $46.74 $97,220 5.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.29 $18.67 $30.87 $57.83 (5)
Annual Wage (2) $27,640 $38,840 $64,200 $120,290 (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 8,090 36.58 $47.48 $98,750
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 830 1.56 (8) (8)
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 830 0.70 $32.03 $66,620
Performing Arts Companies 750 0.63 $30.24 $62,900
Sound Recording Industries 320 2.02 (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 8,090 36.58 $47.48 $98,750
Sound Recording Industries 320 2.02 (8) (8)
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 830 1.56 (8) (8)
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 830 0.70 $32.03 $66,620
Performing Arts Companies 750 0.63 $30.24 $62,900

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 40 0.01 $53.93 $112,160
Legal Services (8) (8) $52.04 $108,250
Motion Picture and Video Industries 180 0.05 $51.31 $106,720
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures 8,090 36.58 $47.48 $98,750
Spectator Sports 160 0.12 $37.75 $78,520


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 4,320 0.29 3.25 $60.73 $126,330
New York 2,370 0.27 3.06 $50.70 $105,450
Florida 840 0.11 1.25 $24.44 $50,840
Tennessee 450 0.16 1.86 $33.50 $69,680
Illinois 350 0.06 0.68 $34.55 $71,870




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 4,320 0.29 3.25 $60.73 $126,330
New York 2,370 0.27 3.06 $50.70 $105,450
Tennessee 450 0.16 1.86 $33.50 $69,680
Vermont 30 0.11 1.29 $25.18 $52,370
New Mexico 90 0.11 1.24 $30.86 $64,180




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 4,320 0.29 3.25 $60.73 $126,330
Nevada 60 0.05 0.55 $54.45 $113,260
Massachusetts 170 0.05 0.57 $50.99 $106,060
New York 2,370 0.27 3.06 $50.70 $105,450
Connecticut 120 0.07 0.85 $44.46 $92,480





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 3,840 0.95 10.78 $62.53 $130,050
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,320 0.43 4.91 $50.66 $105,370
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 420 0.51 5.85 $32.45 $67,490
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 260 0.11 1.23 $22.31 $46,390
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 220 0.06 0.68 $38.59 $80,260
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 170 0.07 0.83 $38.87 $80,850
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 170 0.16 1.84 $20.27 $42,170
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 150 0.17 1.90 $31.02 $64,510
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 150 0.13 1.46 $25.43 $52,900
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 150 0.08 0.91 (8) (8)




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 3,840 0.95 10.78 $62.53 $130,050
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 420 0.51 5.85 $32.45 $67,490
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,320 0.43 4.91 $50.66 $105,370
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL 70 0.29 3.25 $36.06 $75,010
Albuquerque, NM 80 0.22 2.48 $29.32 $60,990
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 80 0.20 2.25 $45.28 $94,180
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 140 0.19 2.16 $23.64 $49,180
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 150 0.17 1.90 $31.02 $64,510
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 170 0.16 1.84 $20.27 $42,170
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 30 0.14 1.55 (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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,840 0.95 10.78 $62.53 $130,050
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 50 0.05 0.60 $51.98 $108,120
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $51.17 $106,440
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,320 0.43 4.91 $50.66 $105,370
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 80 0.20 2.25 $45.28 $94,180
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 60 0.06 0.67 $42.23 $87,840
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 60 0.06 0.71 $40.50 $84,240
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 90 0.09 1.00 $39.96 $83,110
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 130 0.12 1.38 $39.29 $81,720
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 170 0.07 0.83 $38.87 $80,850


About May 2014 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.

(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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015