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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$15,950
25th Percentile Wage
$17,210
50th Percentile Wage
$19,910
75th Percentile Wage
$35,270
90th Percentile Wage
$49,000

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $49,000. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $19,910. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $15,950.

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
$19,910
-48.62% -161.58%
2016
$29,590
34.10% -
2015
$19,500
4.92% -
2014
$18,540
-3.18% -
2013
$19,130
-172.24% -
2012
$52,080
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in some South Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in state of South Carolina ranges from $30,000 to $38,880. The highest paying area for fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in South Carolina is Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill with a median annual salary of $38,880. The lowest paying area is Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville with a median annual salary of $30,000.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$38,880
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$30,000




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