Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators Salary in Sector of Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)

The salary statistics of fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in the industry sector of other services (except federal, state, and local government) are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators salaries in different industries within the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector.

Average Annual Salary of Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,180
25th Percentile Wage
$41,790
50th Percentile Wage
$55,370
75th Percentile Wage
$65,960
90th Percentile Wage
$86,960

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in the industry sector of other services (except federal, state, and local government). The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators is $86,960. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $55,370. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators is $31,180.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in the industry sector of other services (except federal, state, and local government) from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$55,370
-11.54% 47.46%
2016
$61,760
15.14% -
2015
$52,410
0.73% -
2014
$52,030
64.48% -
2013
$18,480
-57.41% -
2012
$29,090
- -

Compare Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators Salary in Different Industries within the Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government) Sector

The average salaries of fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in four industries in the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators occupations is the religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations industry with an annual salary $51,540. The lowest paying industry is the personal and laundry services industry (annual salary $18,090). For detailed fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$51,540
Civic and Social Organizations
$50,760
Other Personal Services
$18,090
Personal and Laundry Services
$18,090

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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