Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators Salary Information in North Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in the state of North Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators among North Carolina metropolitan 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 North Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,690
25th Percentile Wage
$35,320
50th Percentile Wage
$43,050
75th Percentile Wage
$51,900
90th Percentile Wage
$62,670

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $62,670. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $43,050. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22,690.

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.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$43,050
-3.21% 12.61%
2016
$44,430
-1.35% -
2015
$45,030
1.13% -
2014
$44,520
5.62% -
2013
$42,020
10.47% -
2012
$37,620
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in state of North Carolina ranges from $42,480 to $46,390. The highest paying area for fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in North Carolina is Durham-Chapel Hill with a median annual salary of $46,390. The lowest paying area is Raleigh-Cary with a median annual salary of $42,480.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Durham-Chapel Hill
$46,390
Raleigh-Cary
$42,480




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