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Engineer Salary in Sector of Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

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

Average Annual Salary of Engineers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$56,770
25th Percentile Wage
$73,800
50th Percentile Wage
$96,730
75th Percentile Wage
$123,050
90th Percentile Wage
$150,040

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for engineers 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) engineers is $150,040. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $96,730. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid engineers is $56,770.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$96,730
3.32% 4.46%
2016
$93,520
1.48% -
2015
$92,140
-0.91% -
2014
$92,980
-0.46% -
2013
$93,410
1.06% -
2012
$92,420
- -

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

The average salaries of engineers in eight 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 engineer occupations is the independent artists, writers, and performers industry with an annual salary $98,400. The lowest paying industry is the gambling industries industry (annual salary $54,790). For detailed engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
$98,400
Spectator Sports
$92,140
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$90,630
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries
$83,090
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$78,140
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$78,140
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
$75,860
Gambling Industries
$54,790

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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