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Artists and Related Worker Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of artists and related workers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare artists and related worker salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Artists and Related Workers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,200
25th Percentile Wage
$59,780
50th Percentile Wage
$82,680
75th Percentile Wage
$112,520
90th Percentile Wage
$154,660

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for artists and related workers 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) artists and related workers is $154,660. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $82,680. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid artists and related workers is $44,200.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of artists and related workers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$82,680
5.10% 13.39%
2016
$78,460
0.79% -
2015
$77,840
1.73% -
2014
$76,490
2.97% -
2013
$74,220
3.52% -
2012
$71,610
- -

Compare Artists and Related Worker Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of artists and related workers in 15 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 artists and related worker occupations is the testing laboratories industry with an annual salary $88,710. The lowest paying industry is the research and development in the social sciences and humanities industry (annual salary $51,420). For detailed artists and related worker salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Testing Laboratories
$88,710
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$88,080
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$82,680
Specialized Design Services
$81,170
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$79,460
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$78,730
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$76,340
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$72,220
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$72,100
Scientific Research and Development Services
$68,580
Engineering Services
$66,790
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$61,600
Legal Services
$60,140
Photographic Services
$55,530
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$51,420

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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