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

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,960
25th Percentile Wage
$51,500
50th Percentile Wage
$71,250
75th Percentile Wage
$104,570
90th Percentile Wage
$144,550

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in the industry sector of information. 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 $144,550. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $71,250. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators is $39,960.

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 information from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201671,2509.61%21.89%
201564,4000.92%-
201463,8109.43%-
201357,7903.70%-
201255,650--

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

The average salaries of fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in eight industries in the information 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 software publishers industry with an annual salary $86,930. The lowest paying industry is the newspaper publishers industry (annual salary $48,710). 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
Software Publishers
$86,930
Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$71,750
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$71,040
Motion Picture and Video Industries
$71,040
Other Information Services
$68,930
Other Information Services
$68,930
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$55,110
Newspaper Publishers
$48,710

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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