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

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,440
25th Percentile Wage
$42,840
50th Percentile Wage
$55,920
75th Percentile Wage
$70,160
90th Percentile Wage
$79,280

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in the industry sector of wholesale trade. 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 $79,280. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $55,920. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators is $34,440.

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 wholesale trade from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201655,920-2.34%-22.66%
201557,230-14.89%-
201465,750-26.08%-
201382,90017.26%-
201268,590--

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

The average salaries of fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in five industries in the wholesale trade 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 wholesale electronic markets and agents and brokers industry with an annual salary $94,660. The lowest paying industry is the merchant wholesalers, durable goods industry (annual salary $49,340). 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
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$94,660
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$94,660
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$57,260
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$55,980
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$49,340

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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