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 among 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [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
$32,820
25th Percentile Wage
$43,240
50th Percentile Wage
$65,770
75th Percentile Wage
$104,950
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 $104,950. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $65,770. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,820.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of agents and business managers of artists, performers, and athletes from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$65,770
-0.87% -52.50%
2016
$66,340
-11.68% -
2015
$74,090
-14.09% -
2014
$84,530
-1.47% -
2013
$85,770
-16.94% -
2012
$100,300
- -

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 $86,800. The highest paying area for agents and business managers of artists, performers, and athletes in California is Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana with a median annual salary of $86,800. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale (mean annual salary $65,750). The lowest paying area is Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine with a median annual salary of $37,900.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$86,800
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$65,750
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$61,500
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$59,220
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$57,790
Salinas
$55,250
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$48,080
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$38,550
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$37,900




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