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Highest Paying Cities for Other Artists and Related Workers

The top 33 highest paying cities for other artists and related workers (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 other artists and related workers in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $90,400, Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia is the highest paying city for other artists and related workers. It is followed by Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia (average annual salary $90,400). 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 other artists and related workers in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 33 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Other Artists and Related Workers

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$90,400
1,610
2 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$90,400
1,340
3 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$89,130
370
4 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$82,390
60
5 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$80,340
70
6 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$78,150
260
7 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$77,500
120
8 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$77,370
70
9 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$74,640
170
10 Kansas City, Missouri
$73,280
170
11 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$69,010
60
12 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$68,780
330
13 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$66,370
40
14 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$66,140
50
15 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$64,670
150
16 Columbus, Ohio
$62,350
60
17 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$61,930
330
18 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$61,770
60
19 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$60,740
50
20 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$58,380
370
21 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$57,580
440
22 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$56,470
30
23 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$53,080
40
24 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$49,430
90
25 St Louis, Missouri
$48,600
60
26 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$47,870
80
27 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$45,920
110
28 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$45,660
60
29 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$40,690
n/a
30 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$39,790
60
31 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$37,920
130
32 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$36,570
40
33 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$24,080
n/a
See also: Highest paying industries for other artists and related workers.