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

The highest paying states 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 states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $79,920, District of Columbia is the highest paying state for agents and business managers of artists, performers, and athletes. It is followed by New York (average annual salary $77,340). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of agents and business managers of artists, performers, and athletes in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 District of Columbia
$79,920
$53,170 190
2 New York
$77,340
$38,800 3,230
3 Virginia
$75,760
$23,030 130
4 Texas
$72,270
$39,430 390
5 South Carolina
$72,200
$37,380 70
6 Kansas
$71,970
$46,130 30
7 Wisconsin
$71,040
$33,680 60
8 Kentucky
$66,910
$25,560 40
9 Georgia
$66,100
$28,470 250
10 California
$65,770
$32,820 6,300
11 Florida
$64,930
$30,600 920
12 Tennessee
$63,920
$20,810 690
13 Connecticut
$62,870
$42,630 120
14 Michigan
$62,790
$36,260 190
15 New Jersey
$62,390
$41,240 160
16 North Carolina
$60,870
$33,290 350
17 Minnesota
$59,540
$20,200 180
18 Illinois
$58,460
$37,390 260
19 Washington
$57,510
$33,550 80
20 Massachusetts
$53,730
$39,180 350
21 Utah
$51,820
$27,110 30
22 New Mexico
$51,030
$28,110 90
23 Colorado
$48,860
$22,600 110
24 Vermont
$48,460
$32,160 30
25 Pennsylvania
$46,840
$18,770 150
26 Nevada
$45,750
$21,410 150
27 Alabama
$44,430
$21,880 30
28 Ohio
$44,370
$27,000 110
29 Oregon
$43,980
$20,320 80
30 Louisiana
$43,480
$21,100 50
31 Oklahoma
$42,050
$16,610 100
32 Maryland
$40,140
$27,070 180
33 Indiana
$39,950
$19,090 110
34 Missouri
$36,130
$19,120 100
35 Arizona
$33,720
$22,370 110

Note: some states are missing from this table because the median salary information of agents and business managers of artists, performers, and athletes in those states is not available at this time.

See also: Highest paying industries for agents and business managers of artists, performers, and athletes, Top Paying Jobs in America.