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Lawyer Salary in Sector of Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

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

Average Annual Salary of Lawyers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$62,400
25th Percentile Wage
$98,640
50th Percentile Wage
$150,280
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for lawyers in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $150,280. The average annual salary of the 25th percentile is $98,640. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid lawyers is $62,400.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016150,2800.73%7.43%
2015149,180-2.56%-
2014153,0004.58%-
2013146,0004.71%-
2012139,120--

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

The average salaries of lawyers in seven 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 lawyer occupations is the amusement, gambling, and recreation industries industry with an annual salary $173,990. The lowest paying industry is the promoters of performing arts, sports, and similar events industry (annual salary $135,910). For detailed lawyer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$173,990
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$169,650
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$169,650
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures
$151,270
Spectator Sports
$149,530
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$145,040
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
$135,910

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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