Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators Salary in Sector of Construction

The salary statistics of fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in the industry sector of construction are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators salaries in different industries within the construction sector.

Average Annual Salary of Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,630
25th Percentile Wage
$24,990
50th Percentile Wage
$32,010
75th Percentile Wage
$36,210
90th Percentile Wage
$38,730

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in the industry sector of construction. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators is $38,730. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $32,010. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators is $17,630.

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 in the industry sector of construction from 2012 to 2016. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2016.

YearMedian Salary Growth3-Year Growth
201532,010-13.31%-14.43%
201436,2703.36%-
201335,050-4.51%-
201236,630--

Compare Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators Salary in Different Industries within the Construction Sector

The average salaries of fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in three industries in the construction sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators occupations is the building finishing contractors industry with an annual salary $37,790. The lowest paying industry is the specialty trade contractors industry (annual salary $32,010). For detailed fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Building Finishing Contractors
$37,790
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
$37,640
Specialty Trade Contractors
$32,010

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].




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