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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 $84,510, Massachusetts is the highest paying state for agents and business managers of artists, performers, and athletes. It is followed by Virginia (average annual salary $75,760). 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 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 Massachusetts
$84,510
$37,000 210
2 Virginia
$75,760
$23,030 130
3 Louisiana
$72,070
$40,050 90
4 Ohio
$67,450
$25,920 90
5 Wisconsin
$67,100
$28,080 70
6 California
$66,340
$24,410 4,990
7 North Carolina
$63,800
$31,730 280
8 New York
$63,230
$39,660 3,050
9 Texas
$62,990
$27,170 330
10 Connecticut
$62,870
$42,630 170
11 Indiana
$62,020
$19,250 120
12 Tennessee
$61,700
$34,170 530
13 Florida
$60,460
$23,650 970
14 Minnesota
$57,700
$22,950 180
15 New Jersey
$57,330
$28,700 200
16 Michigan
$56,290
$32,640 250
17 Oregon
$55,260
$19,740 70
18 Georgia
$53,460
$28,110 190
19 Pennsylvania
$48,910
$20,080 140
20 Colorado
$48,860
$22,600 90
21 Vermont
$48,460
$32,160 30
22 Nevada
$47,680
$40,360 120
23 Illinois
$47,180
$28,730 170
24 Alabama
$44,430
$21,880 30
25 South Carolina
$38,970
$30,840 140
26 Arizona
$38,290
$21,570 140
27 Washington
$36,320
$31,770 40
28 Maryland
$35,840
$26,300 200
29 Missouri
$32,550
$17,830 160
30 Kentucky
$29,400
$21,430 30

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.