Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations (Major Group)

This major group comprises the following occupations: Art Directors ; Craft Artists ; Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators ; Multimedia Artists and Animators ; Artists and Related Workers, All Other ; Commercial and Industrial Designers ; Fashion Designers ; Floral Designers ; Graphic Designers ; Interior Designers ; Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers ; Set and Exhibit Designers ; Designers, All Other ; Actors ; Producers and Directors ; Athletes and Sports Competitors ; Coaches and Scouts ; Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials ; Dancers ; Choreographers ; Music Directors and Composers ; Musicians and Singers ; Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers, All Other ; Radio and Television Announcers ; Public Address System and Other Announcers ; Broadcast News Analysts ; Reporters and Correspondents ; Public Relations Specialists ; Editors ; Technical Writers ; Writers and Authors ; Interpreters and Translators ; Media and Communication Workers, All Other ; Audio and Video Equipment Technicians ; Broadcast Technicians ; Radio Operators ; Sound Engineering Technicians ; Photographers ; Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture ; Film and Video Editors ; Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other


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 major group:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
1,793,700 0.6 % $26.82 $55,790 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.71 $14.16 $21.72 $33.02 $47.60
Annual Wage (2) $20,200 $29,450 $45,180 $68,680 $99,000


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)
Motion Picture and Video Industries 156,380 41.43 $38.46 $79,990
Radio and Television Broadcasting 119,570 54.32 $25.23 $52,480
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 116,840 27.79 $26.59 $55,320
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 106,740 22.55 $32.98 $68,590
Elementary and Secondary Schools 90,840 1.09 $18.54 $38,550

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 30,040 56.19 $33.95 $70,620
Radio and Television Broadcasting 119,570 54.32 $25.23 $52,480
Specialized Design Services 57,500 45.58 $28.39 $59,050
Performing Arts Companies 54,230 45.36 $29.55 $61,460
Florists 29,270 44.86 $12.59 $26,190

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 11,400 1.28 $43.64 $90,760
Postal Service 130 0.02 $40.07 $83,340
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 19,930 1.01 $39.26 $81,650
Oil and Gas Extraction 410 0.21 $39.21 $81,560
Footwear Manufacturing 270 2.15 $39.12 $81,360


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 290,160 19.19 1.45 $33.86 $70,440
New York 198,880 22.57 1.70 $35.63 $74,100
Texas 110,390 9.83 0.74 $23.68 $49,250
Florida 88,590 11.56 0.87 $23.04 $47,930
Illinois 66,830 11.59 0.87 $26.29 $54,690



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)
District of Columbia 29,590 43.86 3.30 $41.32 $85,950
New York 198,880 22.57 1.70 $35.63 $74,100
California 290,160 19.19 1.45 $33.86 $70,440
Vermont 5,250 17.45 1.31 $21.63 $44,990
Colorado 36,530 15.43 1.16 $23.90 $49,700



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 29,590 43.86 3.30 $41.32 $85,950
New York 198,880 22.57 1.70 $35.63 $74,100
California 290,160 19.19 1.45 $33.86 $70,440
Massachusetts 47,390 14.26 1.07 $27.98 $58,200
Maryland 31,340 12.25 0.92 $27.56 $57,330




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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 156,160 28.97 2.18 $38.76 $80,620
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 145,010 35.75 2.69 $39.30 $81,750
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 54,180 22.78 1.72 $36.90 $76,750
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 49,210 13.11 0.99 $28.10 $58,450
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 32,790 13.73 1.03 $25.34 $52,700
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 31,650 17.63 1.33 $29.94 $62,280
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 27,790 15.23 1.15 $24.80 $51,590
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 27,550 18.46 1.39 $27.92 $58,060
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 26,990 9.49 0.72 $23.44 $48,750
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 26,100 24.02 1.81 $35.10 $73,020