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
$23,330
25th Percentile Wage
$30,290
50th Percentile Wage
$36,210
75th Percentile Wage
$46,120
90th Percentile Wage
$79,400

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 $79,400. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $36,210. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators is $23,330.

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 retail trade from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$36,210
0.58% 7.54%
2016
$36,000
-5.36% -
2015
$37,930
15.58% -
2014
$32,020
-9.53% -
2013
$35,070
4.53% -
2012
$33,480
- -

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 department stores industry with an annual salary $46,640. The lowest paying industry is the general merchandise stores industry (annual salary $33,080). 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
Department Stores
$46,640
Nonstore Retailers
$38,140
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
$38,140
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$37,430
Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$37,430
General Merchandise Stores
$33,080

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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