Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries: NAICS 711

About the Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries subsector

The performing arts, spectator sports, and related industries subsector is part of the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector.

Industries in the Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries subsector group establishments that produce or organize and promote live presentations involving the performances of actors and actresses, singers, dancers, musical groups and artists, athletes, and other entertainers, including independent (i.e., freelance) entertainers and the establishments that manage their careers. The classification recognizes four basic processes: (1) producing (i.e., presenting) events; (2) organizing, managing, and/or promoting events; (3) managing and representing entertainers; and (4) providing the artistic, creative and technical skills necessary to the production of these live events. Also, this subsector contains four industries for performing arts companies. Each is defined on the basis of the particular skills of the entertainers involved in the presentations.

North American Industry Classification System

The performing arts, spectator sports, and related industries subsector consists of these industry groups:

  • Performing Arts Companies: NAICS 7111
  • Spectator Sports: NAICS 7112
  • Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events: NAICS 7113
  • Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures: NAICS 7114
  • Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers: NAICS 7115

Workforce Statistics

This section provides information relating to employment in performing arts, spectator sports, and related industries. These data are obtained from employer or establishment surveys. The following tables present an overview of the industry including the number of jobs, data for occupations common to the industry, and projections of occupational employment change.

Employment

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Employment (in thousands)

 

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

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438.4 440.6 (P) 443.0 (P) 441.9

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees

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376.9 392.5 (P) 392.4  

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2013

Athletes and sports competitors

10,090

Musicians and singers

23,400

Producers and directors

10,490

Public relations specialists

5,600

Ushers, lobby attendants, and ticket takers

34,860

(Source: Occupational Employment Statistics)

Projections

For projected (future) employment estimates, see the National Employment Matrix, which includes employment estimates by industry and occupation for performing arts, spectator sports, and related industries.

(Source: Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections)

Earnings and Hours

This section presents data on employee earnings and weekly hours. The latest industry averages of hourly earnings and weekly hours are shown. In addition, recent hourly and annual earnings are shown for occupations commonly found in performing arts, spectator sports, and related industries.

Earnings and Hours of All Employees

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Average hourly earnings

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$28.75 $28.78 $28.42 (P) $28.52

Average weekly hours

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27.3 26.9 26.9 (P) 27.9

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

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Average hourly earnings

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$23.16 $22.66 $22.04 (P) $21.59

Average weekly hours

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26.2 25.6 25.5 (P) 26.6

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2013
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Athletes and sports competitors

(1) $- (1) $- $38,210 $79,340

Musicians and singers

$26.68 $35.22 (1) $- (1) $-

Producers and directors

$29.15 $40.93 $60,630 $85,140

Public relations specialists

$22.06 $26.30 $45,890 $54,700

Ushers, lobby attendants, and ticket takers

$9.11 $10.16 $18,940 $21,140

Footnotes
(1) Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.

(Source: Occupational Employment Statistics)

Work-related Fatalities, Injuries, and Illnesses

This section presents data for the industry on the number of workplace fatalities and the rates of workplace injuries and illnesses per 100 full-time workers in performing arts, spectator sports, and related industries. An injury or illness is considered to be work-related if an event or exposure in the work environment either caused or contributed to the resulting condition or significantly aggravated a pre-existing condition.

Data series 2009 2010 2011 2012

Fatalities

 

Number of fatalities

44 50 49 40

Rate of injury and illness cases per 100 full-time workers

 

Total recordable cases

6.4 6.7 6.0 5.5

Cases involving days away from work, job restriction, or transfer

3.0 2.8 2.4 2.8

Cases involving days away from work

1.6 1.6 1.4 1.6

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

  1.3 0.9  

Blank cells indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.

(Source: Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities)

Workplace Trends

This section presents data on the number of establishments in performing arts, spectator sports, and related industries.

Establishments

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Number of establishments

 

Private industry

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(P) 48,497 (P) 48,775 (P) 49,356 (P) 50,272

Local government

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(P) 157 (P) 159 (P) 159 (P) 156

State government

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(P) 35 (P) 35 (P) 35 (P) 35

Federal government

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(P) 8 (P) 8 (P) 8 (P) 8

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

Other BLS Resources

Career Guide to Industries

To learn about careers from an industry perspective, see the Career Guide to Industries.

 

Data extracted on: August 27, 2014