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

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,420
25th Percentile Wage
$28,280
50th Percentile Wage
$44,000
75th Percentile Wage
$60,980
90th Percentile Wage
$80,860

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in the industry sector of educational 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) fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators is $80,860. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $44,000. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators is $19,420.

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 educational services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$44,000
-0.84% -9.25%
2016
$44,370
-0.43% -
2015
$44,560
-0.63% -
2014
$44,840
2.77% -
2013
$43,600
-10.25% -
2012
$48,070
- -

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

The average salaries of fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in ten industries in the educational services 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 elementary and secondary schools industry with an annual salary $59,020. The lowest paying industry is the other schools and instruction - privately owned industry (annual salary $26,240). 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
Elementary and Secondary Schools
$59,020
Educational Services - Local government owned
$56,840
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$56,700
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$49,860
Educational Services - State government owned
$45,960
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$45,780
Educational Services
$44,000
Educational Services - Privately owned
$37,850
Other Schools and Instruction
$26,240
Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$26,240

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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