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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,010
25th Percentile Wage
$40,500
50th Percentile Wage
$50,990
75th Percentile Wage
$68,580
90th Percentile Wage
$79,840

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $79,840. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $50,990. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,010.

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
2017
$50,990
2.08% 62.21%
2016
$49,930
1.14% -
2015
$49,360
60.58% -
2014
$19,460
0.98% -
2013
$19,270
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in some Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in state of Virginia ranges from $24,500 to $59,600. The highest paying area for fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in Virginia is Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News with a median annual salary of $59,600. The lowest paying area is Richmond with a median annual salary of $24,500.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$59,600
Richmond
$24,500




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