Advertising, Marketing, Promotions, Public Relations, and Sales Manager Salary in Sector of Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

The salary statistics of advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales manager salaries in different industries within the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector.

Average Annual Salary of Advertising, Marketing, Promotions, Public Relations, and Sales Managers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$45,620
25th Percentile Wage
$60,920
50th Percentile Wage
$87,670
75th Percentile Wage
$129,540
90th Percentile Wage
$191,250

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers is $191,250. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $87,670. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers is $45,620.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201687,6703.17%12.71%
201584,8902.74%-
201482,5603.42%-
201379,7404.03%-
201276,530--

Compare Advertising, Marketing, Promotions, Public Relations, and Sales Manager Salary in Different Industries within the Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Sector

The average salaries of advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers 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 advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales manager occupations is the agents and managers for artists, athletes, entertainers, and other public figures industry with an annual salary $121,080. The lowest paying industry is the fitness and recreational sports centers industry (annual salary $65,370). For detailed advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales manager 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
$121,080
Amusement Parks and Arcades
$108,860
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
$107,330
Spectator Sports
$101,570
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$93,770
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
$91,360
Performing Arts Companies
$84,150
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$84,010
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$84,010
Gambling Industries
$82,540
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$80,330
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters
$79,040
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries
$68,870
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers
$65,370

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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