Agent and Business Manager of Artists, Performers, and Athletes Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of agents and business managers of artists, performers, and athletes in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare agent and business manager of artists, performers, and athletes salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,890
25th Percentile Wage
$44,110
50th Percentile Wage
$83,340
75th Percentile Wage
$102,380
90th Percentile Wage
$141,070

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for agents and business managers of artists, performers, and athletes in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) agents and business managers of artists, performers, and athletes is $141,070. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $83,340. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid agents and business managers of artists, performers, and athletes is $34,890.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of agents and business managers of artists, performers, and athletes in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201683,340-4.96%24.55%
201587,47015.06%-
201474,30011.41%-
201365,8204.47%-
201262,880--

Compare Agent and Business Manager of Artists, Performers, and Athletes Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of agents and business managers of artists, performers, and athletes in six industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for agent and business manager of artists, performers, and athletes occupations is the legal services industry with an annual salary $97,720. The lowest paying industry is the management, scientific, and technical consulting services industry (annual salary $37,920). For detailed agent and business manager of artists, performers, and athletes salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Legal Services
$97,720
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$83,340
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$79,990
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$76,240
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$44,970
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$37,920

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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