Art and Design Worker Salary in Sector of Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

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

Average Annual Salary of Art and Design Workers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,160
25th Percentile Wage
$30,260
50th Percentile Wage
$44,390
75th Percentile Wage
$63,090
90th Percentile Wage
$95,590

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for art and design workers 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) art and design workers is $95,590. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $44,390. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid art and design workers is $21,160.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201644,3903.99%11.56%
201542,6203.26%-
201441,2303.35%-
201339,8501.48%-
201239,260--

Compare Art and Design Worker Salary in Different Industries within the Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Sector

The average salaries of art and design workers 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 art and design worker occupations is the spectator sports industry with an annual salary $48,360. The lowest paying industry is the other amusement and recreation industries industry (annual salary $32,870). For detailed art and design worker salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Spectator Sports
$48,360
Amusement Parks and Arcades
$48,050
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
$47,620
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$46,550
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$46,550
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures
$45,140
Performing Arts Companies
$44,210
Gambling Industries
$44,030
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$44,010
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$43,070
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
$42,620
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters
$41,730
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers
$41,030
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries
$32,870

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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