Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
1,758,310 0.5 % $26.72 $55,580 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.57 $14.05 $21.45 $32.77 $47.43
Annual Wage (2) $19,910 $29,220 $44,610 $68,150 $98,660


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 158,560 42.10 $41.73 $86,790
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 124,020 28.26 $25.96 $54,010
Radio and Television Broadcasting 117,330 54.72 $24.02 $49,960
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 98,650 22.21 $33.39 $69,440
Elementary and Secondary Schools 93,090 1.12 $18.04 $37,520

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 29,150 58.50 $33.67 $70,020
Radio and Television Broadcasting 117,330 54.72 $24.02 $49,960
Performing Arts Companies 54,990 46.84 $29.10 $60,530
Specialized Design Services 57,010 46.55 $28.00 $58,240
Florists 30,750 46.10 $12.43 $25,850

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 10,860 1.23 $47.13 $98,030
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 30 0.07 $43.00 $89,450
Motion Picture and Video Industries 158,560 42.10 $41.73 $86,790
Postal Service 130 0.02 $39.67 $82,520
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 730 0.16 $39.47 $82,100


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 290,520 19.74 1.49 $35.38 $73,590
New York 188,390 21.82 1.65 $35.52 $73,870
Texas 104,640 9.59 0.72 $22.55 $46,900
Florida 85,970 11.53 0.87 $22.15 $46,070
Illinois 66,630 11.68 0.88 $25.71 $53,480




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 28,140 42.25 3.19 $40.75 $84,760
New York 188,390 21.82 1.65 $35.52 $73,870
California 290,520 19.74 1.49 $35.38 $73,590
Vermont 5,140 17.22 1.30 $20.67 $42,990
Colorado 35,560 15.50 1.17 $23.46 $48,800




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 28,140 42.25 3.19 $40.75 $84,760
New York 188,390 21.82 1.65 $35.52 $73,870
California 290,520 19.74 1.49 $35.38 $73,590
Nevada 16,290 14.14 1.07 $28.40 $59,060
Connecticut 24,310 14.86 1.12 $27.48 $57,160





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 152,460 38.36 2.89 $42.11 $87,600
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 147,640 28.17 2.12 $38.09 $79,230
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 51,720 21.85 1.65 $37.07 $77,100
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 49,070 13.26 1.00 $27.49 $57,170
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 30,790 13.34 1.01 $24.55 $51,060
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 30,760 17.59 1.33 $28.52 $59,320
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 29,410 16.42 1.24 $24.91 $51,810
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 27,790 19.17 1.45 $27.87 $57,970
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 25,970 24.84 1.87 $33.71 $70,130
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 25,350 13.78 1.04 $28.24 $58,740