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

The average annual and hourly salaries for fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in the state of Michigan are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators amongst Michigan areas 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 Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators in Michigan

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,910
25th Percentile Wage
$30,570
50th Percentile Wage
$37,260
75th Percentile Wage
$59,190
90th Percentile Wage
$93,410

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in Michigan in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $93,410. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $37,260. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22,910.

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 from 2012 to 2017. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2017.

YearMedian Salary Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$37,260
-23.13% -26.95%
2016
$45,880
-18.90% -
2013
$54,550
13.29% -
2012
$47,300
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in some Michigan cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in state of Michigan ranges from $34,850 to $82,000. The highest paying area for fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in Michigan is Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills with a median annual salary of $82,000. The second highest paying city/area in Michigan State is Detroit-Warren-Livonia (mean annual salary $38,640). The lowest paying area is Ann Arbor with a median annual salary of $34,850.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills
$82,000
Detroit-Warren-Livonia
$38,640
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn
$35,210
Ann Arbor
$34,850




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