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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16,850
25th Percentile Wage
$18,720
50th Percentile Wage
$29,530
75th Percentile Wage
$48,380
90th Percentile Wage
$70,450

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $70,450. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $29,530. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16,850.

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
$29,530
-11.45% -47.21%
2016
$32,910
-34.00% -
2015
$44,100
-13.72% -
2014
$50,150
4.59% -
2013
$47,850
9.15% -
2012
$43,470
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in state of Texas ranges from $18,640 to $43,550. The highest paying area for fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in Texas is Dallas-Plano-Irving with a median annual salary of $43,550. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (mean annual salary $39,620). The lowest paying area is San Antonio-New Braunfels with a median annual salary of $18,640.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$43,550
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$39,620
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$37,790
Fort Worth-Arlington
$34,050
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$29,520
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$18,640




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