Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
7,700 8.1 % $29.87 $62,130 3.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.45 $18.71 $28.10 $40.39 $48.19
Annual Wage (2) $27,970 $38,920 $58,450 $84,020 $100,240


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) 3,080 0.16 $36.82 $76,590
Personal Care Services 1,480 0.22 $19.34 $40,220
Management of Companies and Enterprises 740 0.03 $32.01 $66,580
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 250 0.05 $26.54 $55,200
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 240 0.01 $21.69 $45,120

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Personal Care Services 1,480 0.22 $19.34 $40,220
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 110 0.21 $21.63 $45,000
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 3,080 0.16 $36.82 $76,590
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers 200 0.06 $22.92 $47,670
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 250 0.05 $26.54 $55,200

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Software Publishers (8) (8) $38.25 $79,570
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 3,080 0.16 $36.82 $76,590
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services (8) (8) $35.92 $74,710
Motion Picture and Video Industries 140 0.04 $32.58 $67,770
Management of Companies and Enterprises 740 0.03 $32.01 $66,580


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 1,050 1.56 27.88 $42.12 $87,600
Missouri 920 0.34 6.09 $32.74 $68,100
Illinois 500 0.08 1.52 $20.83 $43,330
Maryland 480 0.19 3.33 $37.40 $77,800
Georgia 370 0.09 1.59 $39.00 $81,120




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 1,050 1.56 27.88 $42.12 $87,600
Missouri 920 0.34 6.09 $32.74 $68,100
Maryland 480 0.19 3.33 $37.40 $77,800
Alaska 60 0.18 3.31 $21.86 $45,470
West Virginia 80 0.11 1.94 $20.46 $42,550




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 1,050 1.56 27.88 $42.12 $87,600
Georgia 370 0.09 1.59 $39.00 $81,120
Maryland 480 0.19 3.33 $37.40 $77,800
Virginia 210 0.06 1.01 $34.33 $71,400
Missouri 920 0.34 6.09 $32.74 $68,100





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 1,300 0.54 9.59 $41.66 $86,660
Kansas City, MO-KS 580 0.57 10.16 $37.21 $77,410
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 370 0.10 1.87 (8) (8)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 340 0.14 2.44 $39.90 $82,980
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 260 0.44 7.96 $38.83 $80,760
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 220 0.05 0.95 $32.02 $66,590
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 200 0.03 0.55 $40.47 $84,180
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 110 0.08 1.47 $35.08 $72,960
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 100 0.09 1.63 $25.88 $53,830
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 100 0.07 1.25 $21.84 $45,430




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)
Kansas City, MO-KS 580 0.57 10.16 $37.21 $77,410
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,300 0.54 9.59 $41.66 $86,660
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 260 0.44 7.96 $38.83 $80,760
Colorado Springs, CO 40 0.14 2.50 $22.40 $46,600
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 340 0.14 2.44 $39.90 $82,980
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 370 0.10 1.87 (8) (8)
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 100 0.09 1.63 $25.88 $53,830
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 110 0.08 1.47 $35.08 $72,960
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 100 0.07 1.25 $21.84 $45,430
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 70 0.05 0.91 $29.38 $61,110




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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,300 0.54 9.59 $41.66 $86,660
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 200 0.03 0.55 $40.47 $84,180
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 340 0.14 2.44 $39.90 $82,980
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 260 0.44 7.96 $38.83 $80,760
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 60 0.04 0.80 $37.29 $77,560
Kansas City, MO-KS 580 0.57 10.16 $37.21 $77,410
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $36.60 $76,120
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 110 0.08 1.47 $35.08 $72,960
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 30 0.03 0.57 $33.83 $70,370
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 220 0.05 0.95 $32.02 $66,590


About May 2015 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 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.

(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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016