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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,290
25th Percentile Wage
$32,120
50th Percentile Wage
$37,220
75th Percentile Wage
$47,540
90th Percentile Wage
$63,850

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $63,850. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $37,220. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,290.

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 Growth4-Year Growth
2016
$37,220
1.02% -11.69%
2015
$36,840
2.61% -
2014
$35,880
-3.32% -
2013
$37,070
-12.14% -
2012
$41,570
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $33,900 to $49,600. The highest paying area for fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in Pennsylvania is Newark-Union with a median annual salary of $49,600. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington (mean annual salary $39,580). The lowest paying area is Lancaster with a median annual salary of $33,900.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$49,600
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$39,580
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$38,730
Philadelphia
$35,490
Pittsburgh
$35,150
Lancaster
$33,900




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