Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators Salary Information in Louisiana

The average annual and hourly salaries for fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in the state of Louisiana are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators amongst Louisiana 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators in Louisiana

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24,780
25th Percentile Wage
$42,720
50th Percentile Wage
$52,000
75th Percentile Wage
$58,060
90th Percentile Wage
$61,770

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $61,770. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $52,000. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24,780.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$11.91
25th Percentile Wage
$20.54
50th Percentile Wage
$25.00
75th Percentile Wage
$27.91
90th Percentile Wage
$29.70

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $29.70. The median hourly salary is $25.00. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $11.91.

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 from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201652,00044.92%55.02%
201528,6408.45%-
201426,2208.35%-
201324,0302.66%-
201223,390--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators in Louisiana Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in some Louisiana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in state of Louisiana ranges from $22,250 to $25,950. The highest paying area for fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in Louisiana is New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner with a median annual salary of $25,950. The lowest paying area is Baton Rouge with a median annual salary of $22,250.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner
$25,950
Baton Rouge
$22,250


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