Agent and Business Manager of Artists, Performers, and Athletes Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for agents and business managers of artists, performers, and athletes in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of agents and business managers of artists, performers, and athletes amongst California cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24,410
25th Percentile Wage
$35,790
50th Percentile Wage
$66,340
75th Percentile Wage
$111,150
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for agents and business managers of artists, performers, and athletes in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $111,150. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $66,340. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24,410.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$11.74
25th Percentile Wage
$17.21
50th Percentile Wage
$31.90
75th Percentile Wage
$53.44
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for agents and business managers of artists, performers, and athletes in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 75th percentile wage is $53.44. The median hourly salary is $31.90. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $11.74.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of agents and business managers of artists, performers, and athletes from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201666,340-11.68%-51.19%
201574,090-14.09%-
201484,530-1.47%-
201385,770-16.94%-
2012100,300--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of agents and business managers of artists, performers, and athletes in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of agents and business managers of artists, performers, and athletes in state of California ranges from $37,900 to $119,120. The highest paying area for agents and business managers of artists, performers, and athletes in California is Oakland-Fremont-Hayward with a median annual salary of $119,120. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana (mean annual salary $86,800). The lowest paying area is Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine with a median annual salary of $37,900.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$119,120
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$86,800
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$69,880
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$66,090
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$61,500
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$48,080
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$38,550
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$37,900


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