Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators Salary Information in Colorado

The average annual and hourly salaries for fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in the state of Colorado are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators among Colorado 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 Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators in Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,600
25th Percentile Wage
$23,170
50th Percentile Wage
$33,850
75th Percentile Wage
$39,120
90th Percentile Wage
$59,280

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $59,280. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $33,850. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,600.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$33,850
10.13% 4.96%
2016
$30,420
0.13% -
2015
$30,380
-1.84% -
2014
$30,940
-25.63% -
2013
$38,870
17.24% -
2012
$32,170
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators in Colorado Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in some Colorado cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in state of Colorado ranges from $33,460 to $37,340. The highest paying area for fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in Colorado is Fort Collins-Loveland with a median annual salary of $37,340. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Colorado Springs (mean annual salary $34,120). The lowest paying area is Denver-Aurora-Broomfield with a median annual salary of $33,460.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Fort Collins-Loveland
$37,340
Colorado Springs
$34,120
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$33,460




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