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
$23,870
25th Percentile Wage
$31,560
50th Percentile Wage
$44,170
75th Percentile Wage
$61,950
90th Percentile Wage
$81,630

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 $81,630. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $44,170. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators is $23,870.

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 manufacturing from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201644,1702.49%0.41%
201543,070-7.06%-
201446,110-2.67%-
201347,3407.08%-
201243,990--

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 seven 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 $68,480. The lowest paying industry is the nonmetallic mineral product manufacturing industry (annual salary $36,540). 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
$68,480
Printing and Related Support Activities
$52,560
Printing and Related Support Activities
$52,560
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$47,600
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$45,590
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
$38,610
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$36,540

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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