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Highest Paying Cities for Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes

The top 51 highest paying cities for agents and business managers of artists, performers, and athletes (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of agents and business managers of artists, performers, and athletes in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $119,120, Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California is the highest paying city for agents and business managers of artists, performers, and athletes. It is followed by Nassau-Suffolk, New York (average annual salary $90,780). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of agents and business managers of artists, performers, and athletes in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 51 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$119,120
40
2 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$90,780
50
3 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$88,060
160
4 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$87,550
190
5 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$86,800
3,900
6 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$83,900
40
7 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Florida
$81,500
70
8 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$75,520
2,320
9 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$75,070
260
10 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$74,270
60
11 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$71,040
110
12 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$69,880
210
13 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$69,620
320
14 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$68,190
120
15 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$66,310
160
16 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$66,090
4,480
17 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$65,620
200
18 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$64,990
320
19 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$62,890
3,160
20 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$62,830
170
21 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, Tennessee
$62,060
500
22 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$61,500
140
23 Indianapolis-Carmel, Indiana
$59,310
90
24 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$58,180
80
25 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$57,900
220
26 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$57,650
180
27 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$55,370
60
28 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$55,340
170
29 Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, South Carolina
$54,700
n/a
30 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$53,550
40
31 Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Florida
$53,140
80
32 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$52,290
60
33 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$51,710
80
34 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$48,970
70
35 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$48,080
30
36 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$46,830
170
37 North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, Florida
$45,720
60
38 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, Michigan
$45,660
110
39 Kansas City, Missouri
$44,890
50
40 Birmingham-Hoover, Alabama
$44,780
30
41 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$42,360
160
42 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$42,040
50
43 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$40,380
130
44 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$39,590
120
45 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$39,200
120
46 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$38,550
40
47 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$37,900
60
48 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$36,220
120
49 St Louis, Missouri
$32,730
70
50 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$30,030
40
51 Boulder, Colorado
$27,590
30
See also: Highest paying industries for agents and business managers of artists, performers, and athletes.