Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Worker Salary in Sector of Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

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

Average Annual Salary of Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,250
25th Percentile Wage
$24,480
50th Percentile Wage
$39,080
75th Percentile Wage
$66,520
90th Percentile Wage
$119,060

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for entertainers and performers, sports and related 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) entertainers and performers, sports and related workers is $119,060. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $39,080. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid entertainers and performers, sports and related workers is $19,250.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201639,0803.25%5.50%
201537,8100.63%-
201437,5702.00%-
201336,820-0.30%-
201236,930--

Compare Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Worker Salary in Different Industries within the Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Sector

The average salaries of entertainers and performers, sports and related 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 entertainers and performers, sports and related worker occupations is the agents and managers for artists, athletes, entertainers, and other public figures industry with an annual salary $71,030. The lowest paying industry is the museums, historical sites, and similar institutions industry (annual salary $22,270). For detailed entertainers and performers, sports and related worker 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
$71,030
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
$68,000
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$46,680
Performing Arts Companies
$46,230
Spectator Sports
$40,640
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
$40,490
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters
$40,440
Gambling Industries
$39,620
Amusement Parks and Arcades
$36,760
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers
$34,750
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$33,590
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries
$33,360
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$22,270
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$22,270

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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