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

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,500
25th Percentile Wage
$24,790
50th Percentile Wage
$36,000
75th Percentile Wage
$67,300
90th Percentile Wage
$95,470

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in the industry sector of retail 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 $95,470. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $36,000. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators is $19,500.

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 retail trade from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201636,000-5.36%7.00%
201537,93015.58%-
201432,020-9.53%-
201335,0704.53%-
201233,480--

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

The average salaries of fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in six industries in the retail 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 general merchandise stores industry with an annual salary $46,640. The lowest paying industry is the other miscellaneous store retailers industry (annual salary $36,280). 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
General Merchandise Stores
$46,640
Department Stores
$46,640
Nonstore Retailers
$40,680
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
$40,680
Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$36,280
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$36,280

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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