Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in the industry sector of 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 federal, state, and local government sector.

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,690
25th Percentile Wage
$43,510
50th Percentile Wage
$57,130
75th Percentile Wage
$71,100
90th Percentile Wage
$77,150

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in the industry sector of 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 $77,150. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $57,130. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators is $34,690.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201657,13014.56%18.38%
201548,810-2.46%-
201450,0103.18%-
201348,4203.70%-
201246,630--

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

The average salaries of fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in eight industries in the 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 federal executive branch (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $67,160. The lowest paying industry is the state government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry (annual salary $42,640). 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
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$67,160
Federal government, including USPS
$67,150
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$57,130
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$56,420
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$55,940
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$51,800
State government, including schools and hospitals
$44,320
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$42,640

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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