Agent and Business Manager of Artists, Performers, and Athletes Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for agents and business managers of artists, performers, and athletes in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of agents and business managers of artists, performers, and athletes among Illinois cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes in Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,390
25th Percentile Wage
$43,260
50th Percentile Wage
$58,460
75th Percentile Wage
$94,220
90th Percentile Wage
$121,910

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for agents and business managers of artists, performers, and athletes in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $121,910. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $58,460. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,390.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of agents and business managers of artists, performers, and athletes from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$58,460
19.30% -8.47%
2016
$47,180
-44.72% -
2015
$68,280
30.13% -
2014
$47,710
-33.96% -
2013
$63,910
0.78% -
2012
$63,410
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes in Illinois Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of agents and business managers of artists, performers, and athletes in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of agents and business managers of artists, performers, and athletes in state of Illinois ranges from $49,670 to $51,180. The highest paying area for agents and business managers of artists, performers, and athletes in Illinois is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) with a median annual salary of $51,180. The lowest paying area is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) with a median annual salary of $49,670.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$51,180
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$49,670




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