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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
$35,830
25th Percentile Wage
$52,590
50th Percentile Wage
$78,430
75th Percentile Wage
$126,820
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 $126,820. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $78,430. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid top executives is $35,830.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of top executives in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201678,4302.95%2.82%
201576,120-0.60%-
201476,5801.59%-
201375,360-1.14%-
201276,220--

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 $151,720. The lowest paying industry is the other amusement and recreation industries industry (annual salary $73,160). 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
$151,720
Spectator Sports
$102,420
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
$97,180
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$91,300
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
$89,950
Gambling Industries
$88,800
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$85,420
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$85,420
Amusement Parks and Arcades
$80,890
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters
$78,880
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers
$75,840
Performing Arts Companies
$74,970
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$74,220
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries
$73,160

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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