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Sales Manager Salary in Sector of Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

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

Average Annual Salary of Sales Managers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$46,590
25th Percentile Wage
$63,890
50th Percentile Wage
$93,450
75th Percentile Wage
$138,070
90th Percentile Wage
$203,770

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for 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) sales managers is $203,770. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $93,450. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid sales managers is $46,590.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201693,4501.28%11.26%
201592,2503.04%-
201489,4501.86%-
201387,7905.54%-
201282,930--

Compare Sales Manager Salary in Different Industries within the Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Sector

The average salaries of sales managers in 13 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 sales manager occupations is the amusement parks and arcades industry with an annual salary $113,800. The lowest paying industry is the theater companies and dinner theaters industry (annual salary $69,740). For detailed sales manager salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Amusement Parks and Arcades
$113,800
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
$109,620
Spectator Sports
$103,430
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$99,170
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
$98,080
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$90,500
Gambling Industries
$89,440
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$80,730
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$80,730
Performing Arts Companies
$79,340
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries
$77,800
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers
$75,480
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters
$69,740

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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