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Top Executive Salary in Sector of Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

The salary statistics of top executives in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare top executive salaries in different industries within the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector.

Average Annual Salary of Top Executives

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,990
25th Percentile Wage
$51,890
50th Percentile Wage
$77,600
75th Percentile Wage
$125,560
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for top executives in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) top executives is $125,560. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $77,600. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid top executives is $35,990.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of top executives in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$77,600
-1.07% 1.78%
2016
$78,430
2.95% -
2015
$76,120
-0.60% -
2014
$76,580
1.59% -
2013
$75,360
-1.14% -
2012
$76,220
- -

Compare Top Executive Salary in Different Industries within the Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Sector

The average salaries of top executives in 14 industries in the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for top executive occupations is the agents and managers for artists, athletes, entertainers, and other public figures industry with an annual salary $135,470. The lowest paying industry is the other amusement and recreation industries industry (annual salary $71,640). For detailed top executive salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures
$135,470
Spectator Sports
$101,280
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
$93,700
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$92,470
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
$92,410
Gambling Industries
$87,810
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$86,420
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$86,420
Amusement Parks and Arcades
$77,860
Performing Arts Companies
$77,090
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters
$74,700
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$72,640
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers
$71,780
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries
$71,640

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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