Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
11,680 5.1 % $46.35 $96,410 4.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.09 $20.22 $31.01 $56.18 (5)
Annual Wage (2) $29,320 $42,060 $64,490 $116,860 (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 7,790 38.17 $48.74 $101,380
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 940 0.90 $32.39 $67,370
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 690 1.38 (8) (8)
Performing Arts Companies 690 0.59 $29.18 $60,690
Sound Recording Industries 380 2.39 (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 7,790 38.17 $48.74 $101,380
Sound Recording Industries 380 2.39 (8) (8)
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 690 1.38 (8) (8)
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 940 0.90 $32.39 $67,370
Performing Arts Companies 690 0.59 $29.18 $60,690

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Legal Services 30 (7) $66.05 $137,390
Motion Picture and Video Industries 160 0.04 $52.73 $109,680
Management of Companies and Enterprises 30 (7) $52.70 $109,610
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 50 0.01 $51.86 $107,870
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures 7,790 38.17 $48.74 $101,380


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 4,040 0.27 3.11 $61.51 $127,930
New York 2,270 0.26 2.99 $48.88 $101,680
Florida 690 0.09 1.05 $26.45 $55,010
Tennessee 500 0.19 2.11 $31.33 $65,160
Illinois 450 0.08 0.89 $32.72 $68,050




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 4,040 0.27 3.11 $61.51 $127,930
New York 2,270 0.26 2.99 $48.88 $101,680
Tennessee 500 0.19 2.11 $31.33 $65,160
Georgia 370 0.10 1.08 $21.96 $45,670
Florida 690 0.09 1.05 $26.45 $55,010




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 4,040 0.27 3.11 $61.51 $127,930
Massachusetts 180 0.06 0.64 $55.48 $115,400
Virginia 180 0.05 0.56 $48.91 $101,730
New York 2,270 0.26 2.99 $48.88 $101,680
Maryland 200 0.08 0.90 $42.88 $89,200





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 3,590 0.90 10.27 $63.24 $131,540
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,280 0.44 4.94 $48.19 $100,240
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 450 0.57 6.49 $29.40 $61,160
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 360 0.16 1.78 $21.98 $45,720
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 340 0.09 1.03 $34.76 $72,310
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 150 0.06 0.74 $45.62 $94,880
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 150 0.07 0.81 $37.80 $78,620
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 150 0.08 0.94 (8) (8)
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 150 0.17 1.90 $34.61 $71,990
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 140 0.12 1.39 $27.45 $57,090




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 3,590 0.90 10.27 $63.24 $131,540
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 450 0.57 6.49 $29.40 $61,160
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,280 0.44 4.94 $48.19 $100,240
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL 60 0.23 2.65 $37.67 $78,360
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 80 0.20 2.24 $33.55 $69,780
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 150 0.17 1.90 $34.61 $71,990
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 120 0.16 1.80 $28.12 $58,480
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 360 0.16 1.78 $21.98 $45,720
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 140 0.12 1.39 $27.45 $57,090
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 130 0.12 1.41 $16.37 $34,050




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 3,590 0.90 10.27 $63.24 $131,540
Salinas, CA (8) (8) (8) $57.29 $119,160
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 60 0.10 1.18 $56.07 $116,620
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) $53.34 $110,960
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 40 0.08 0.87 $49.73 $103,440
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 130 0.07 0.84 $48.90 $101,710
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,280 0.44 4.94 $48.19 $100,240
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 150 0.06 0.74 $45.62 $94,880
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $42.16 $87,690
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $41.06 $85,390


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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