The salary statistics of entertainers and performers, sports and related workers are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of entertainers and performers, sports and related workers in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of entertainers and performers, sports and related workers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The entertainers and performers, sports and related workers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$19,330|
|25th Percentile Wage||$25,000|
|50th Percentile Wage||$42,010|
|75th Percentile Wage||$70,230|
|90th Percentile Wage||$119,710|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for entertainers and performers, sports and related workers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) entertainers and performers, sports and related workers is $119,710. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $42,010. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,330. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 519% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of entertainers and performers, sports and related workers from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of entertainers and performers, sports and related workers in 18 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for entertainers and performers, sports and related workers occupations is the management of companies and enterprises sector with an annual salary $78,680. The lowest paying sector is the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting sector (annual salary $25,970).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
|Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting|| |
The average annual salary of entertainers and performers, sports and related worker related occupations at the national level is given in Table 3. For more salary information about a specific occupation, use the links below.
|Occupation||Median Annual Salary|
|Producers and Directors|| |
|Athletes and Sports Competitors|| |
|Actors, Producers, and Directors|| |
|Coaches and Scouts|| |
|Dancers and Choreographers|| |
|Athletes, Coaches, Umpires, and Related Workers|| |
|Other Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers|| |
|Musicians and Singers|| |
|Music Directors and Composers|| |
|Musicians, Singers, and Related Workers|| |
|Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials|| |