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

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,500
25th Percentile Wage
$30,420
50th Percentile Wage
$45,560
75th Percentile Wage
$63,750
90th Percentile Wage
$86,440

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in the industry sector of manufacturing. 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 $86,440. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $45,560. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators is $23,500.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in the industry sector of manufacturing from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$45,560
3.05% 3.45%
2016
$44,170
2.49% -
2015
$43,070
-7.06% -
2014
$46,110
-2.67% -
2013
$47,340
7.08% -
2012
$43,990
- -

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

The average salaries of fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in 17 industries in the manufacturing 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 transportation equipment manufacturing industry with an annual salary $80,960. The lowest paying industry is the clay product and refractory manufacturing industry (annual salary $23,760). 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
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$80,960
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$80,800
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$70,500
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$66,020
Machinery Manufacturing
$63,700
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing
$57,610
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$47,390
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$47,390
Primary Metal Manufacturing
$43,250
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$40,250
Foundries
$39,600
Printing and Related Support Activities
$39,430
Printing and Related Support Activities
$39,430
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
$38,610
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$38,110
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$37,080
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing
$23,760

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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