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
$18,430
25th Percentile Wage
$29,890
50th Percentile Wage
$44,370
75th Percentile Wage
$58,840
90th Percentile Wage
$73,560

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 $73,560. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $44,370. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators is $18,430.

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 educational services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201644,370-0.43%-8.34%
201544,560-0.63%-
201444,8402.77%-
201343,600-10.25%-
201248,070--

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 six 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 colleges, universities, and professional schools - privately owned industry with an annual salary $51,730. The lowest paying industry is the educational services - privately owned industry (annual salary $39,070). 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
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$51,730
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$47,030
Educational Services - State government owned
$44,880
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$44,710
Educational Services
$44,370
Educational Services - Privately owned
$39,070

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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