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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,650
25th Percentile Wage
$31,590
50th Percentile Wage
$38,210
75th Percentile Wage
$58,960
90th Percentile Wage
$76,640

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $76,640. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $38,210. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,650.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$8.97
25th Percentile Wage
$15.19
50th Percentile Wage
$18.37
75th Percentile Wage
$28.35
90th Percentile Wage
$36.85

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $36.85. The median hourly salary is $18.37. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $8.97.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201638,210-11.70%30.12%
201542,68019.85%-
201434,2108.16%-
201331,42015.02%-
201226,700--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in some Florida cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in state of Florida ranges from $18,980 to $68,690. The highest paying area for fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in Florida is North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota with a median annual salary of $68,690. The second highest paying city/area in Florida State is Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach (mean annual salary $64,420). The lowest paying area is Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall with a median annual salary of $18,980.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota
$68,690
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach
$64,420
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford
$47,190
Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater
$37,440
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach
$37,360
Jacksonville
$29,210
Gainesville
$25,440
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach
$19,260
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall
$18,980


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