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 2016 and published in April 2017 [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
$27,050
25th Percentile Wage
$36,400
50th Percentile Wage
$44,430
75th Percentile Wage
$54,580
90th Percentile Wage
$64,930

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 $64,930. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $44,430. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,050.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$13.01
25th Percentile Wage
$17.50
50th Percentile Wage
$21.36
75th Percentile Wage
$26.24
90th Percentile Wage
$31.22

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $31.22. The median hourly salary is $21.36. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $13.01.

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
201644,430-1.35%15.33%
201545,0301.13%-
201444,5205.62%-
201342,02010.47%-
201237,620--



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