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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24,930
25th Percentile Wage
$28,150
50th Percentile Wage
$45,030
75th Percentile Wage
$72,870
90th Percentile Wage
$106,730

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $106,730. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $45,030. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24,930.

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
$45,030
-30.78% -15.19%
2016
$58,890
-20.58% -
2015
$71,010
2.35% -
2014
$69,340
22.80% -
2013
$53,530
3.10% -
2012
$51,870
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in state of Washington ranges from $51,000 to $57,480. The highest paying area for fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in Washington is Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro with a median annual salary of $57,480. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett (mean annual salary $54,450). The lowest paying area is Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue with a median annual salary of $51,000.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$57,480
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$54,450
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$51,000




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