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
$21,810
25th Percentile Wage
$31,720
50th Percentile Wage
$45,920
75th Percentile Wage
$63,270
90th Percentile Wage
$91,410

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 $91,410. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $45,920. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid art and design workers is $21,810.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$45,920
3.33% 14.50%
2016
$44,390
3.99% -
2015
$42,620
3.26% -
2014
$41,230
3.35% -
2013
$39,850
1.48% -
2012
$39,260
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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 promoters of performing arts, sports, and similar events industry with an annual salary $53,330. The lowest paying industry is the other amusement and recreation industries industry (annual salary $32,710). For detailed art and design worker salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
$53,330
Spectator Sports
$48,780
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$48,470
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$48,470
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$46,820
Gambling Industries
$46,350
Performing Arts Companies
$46,000
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
$45,780
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures
$44,960
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters
$44,790
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$35,760
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers
$35,660
Amusement Parks and Arcades
$35,460
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries
$32,710

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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