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
$19,900
25th Percentile Wage
$25,230
50th Percentile Wage
$40,400
75th Percentile Wage
$67,120
90th Percentile Wage
$114,180

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 $114,180. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $40,400. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid entertainers and performers, sports and related workers is $19,900.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below 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 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$40,400
3.27% 8.59%
2016
$39,080
3.25% -
2015
$37,810
0.63% -
2014
$37,570
2.00% -
2013
$36,820
-0.30% -
2012
$36,930
- -

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 independent artists, writers, and performers industry with an annual salary $62,590. The lowest paying industry is the museums, historical sites, and similar institutions industry (annual salary $25,800). 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
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
$62,590
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures
$61,480
Performing Arts Companies
$48,900
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$48,400
Gambling Industries
$47,690
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
$45,400
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters
$44,020
Spectator Sports
$40,310
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers
$35,050
Amusement Parks and Arcades
$34,820
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$34,280
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries
$34,200
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$25,800
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$25,800

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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