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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
$48,140
25th Percentile Wage
$63,770
50th Percentile Wage
$91,420
75th Percentile Wage
$141,290
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 $91,420. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid sales managers is $48,140.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$91,420
-2.22% 9.29%
2016
$93,450
1.28% -
2015
$92,250
3.04% -
2014
$89,450
1.86% -
2013
$87,790
5.54% -
2012
$82,930
- -

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

The average salaries of 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 sales manager occupations is the agents and managers for artists, athletes, entertainers, and other public figures industry with an annual salary $144,660. The lowest paying industry is the other amusement and recreation industries industry (annual salary $74,790). For detailed 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
$144,660
Spectator Sports
$110,360
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$101,390
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
$94,890
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
$94,720
Amusement Parks and Arcades
$92,740
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$86,220
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$86,220
Gambling Industries
$86,130
Performing Arts Companies
$80,110
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$79,430
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers
$76,260
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters
$75,830
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries
$74,790

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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