Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

13-1011 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes

Represent and promote artists, performers, and athletes in dealings with current or prospective employers. May handle contract negotiation and other business matters for clients.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
11,770 5.1 % $42.61 $88,620 3.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.22 $19.91 $30.47 $53.15 (5)
Annual Wage (2) $27,500 $41,410 $63,370 $110,550 (5)


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures 7,320 37.42 $46.21 $96,120
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 1,000 1.00 $32.82 $68,260
Performing Arts Companies 880 0.76 $30.62 $63,680
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 870 1.77 $45.50 $94,640
Sound Recording Industries 410 2.49 (8) (8)

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures 7,320 37.42 $46.21 $96,120
Sound Recording Industries 410 2.49 (8) (8)
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 870 1.77 $45.50 $94,640
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 1,000 1.00 $32.82 $68,260
Performing Arts Companies 880 0.76 $30.62 $63,680

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 40 (7) $51.59 $107,300
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures 7,320 37.42 $46.21 $96,120
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 60 0.01 $45.52 $94,680
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 870 1.77 $45.50 $94,640
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 40 (7) $44.74 $93,060


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 3,740 0.26 2.89 $57.29 $119,170
New York 2,350 0.27 3.04 $44.17 $91,880
Florida 1,010 0.14 1.53 $22.65 $47,110
Tennessee 610 0.23 2.55 $30.69 $63,840
Illinois 480 0.09 0.95 $31.21 $64,910




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 2,350 0.27 3.04 $44.17 $91,880
California 3,740 0.26 2.89 $57.29 $119,170
Tennessee 610 0.23 2.55 $30.69 $63,840
Florida 1,010 0.14 1.53 $22.65 $47,110
Vermont 30 0.12 1.28 (8) (8)




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 3,740 0.26 2.89 $57.29 $119,170
Virginia 220 0.06 0.66 $55.96 $116,400
Maryland 180 0.07 0.80 $47.66 $99,130
New Jersey 260 0.07 0.77 $46.31 $96,330
New York 2,350 0.27 3.04 $44.17 $91,880





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,230 0.83 9.24 $58.96 $122,630
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,250 0.44 4.84 $44.93 $93,460
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 540 0.72 7.96 $29.54 $61,450
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 440 0.12 1.33 $32.42 $67,430
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 290 0.13 1.40 $21.75 $45,240
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 210 0.21 2.33 $15.47 $32,180
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 180 0.16 1.76 $19.20 $39,940
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 170 0.10 1.05 $30.57 $63,590
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 170 0.17 1.86 $29.52 $61,400
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 160 0.09 1.03 $28.90 $60,110




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,230 0.83 9.24 $58.96 $122,630
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 540 0.72 7.96 $29.54 $61,450
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,250 0.44 4.84 $44.93 $93,460
Charlottesville, VA 30 0.35 3.83 (8) (8)
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL 60 0.27 2.96 $30.05 $62,510
Boulder, CO 30 0.22 2.42 $20.89 $43,450
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 90 0.21 2.30 $41.47 $86,260
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 210 0.21 2.33 $15.47 $32,180
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 90 0.19 2.06 $16.67 $34,680
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 130 0.18 1.96 $25.11 $52,220




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.41 $65.95 $137,180
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 140 0.08 0.88 $63.79 $132,690
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 150 0.06 0.71 $59.07 $122,870
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,230 0.83 9.24 $58.96 $122,630
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 50 0.06 0.67 $46.70 $97,140
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,250 0.44 4.84 $44.93 $93,460
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 110 0.08 0.84 $42.57 $88,550
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 90 0.21 2.30 $41.47 $86,260
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 100 0.11 1.16 $40.73 $84,710
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 90 0.09 0.98 $38.21 $79,470


About May 2012 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $90.00 per hour or $187,199 per year.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013