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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes
Industry profile for Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes
Geographic profile for Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes

National estimates for Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
16,240 6.9 % $ 47.15 $ 98,070 4.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 17.23 $ 25.54 $ 36.26 $ 58.66 $ 91.59
Annual Wage (2) $ 35,840 $ 53,130 $ 75,420 $ 122,010 $ 190,500


Industry profile for Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes:

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 13,220 45.73 $ 49.07 $ 102,070
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 620 1.29 $ 32.96 $ 68,560
Performing Arts Companies 470 0.46 $ 32.71 $ 68,030
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 380 0.33 $ 41.65 $ 86,620
Sound Recording Industries 290 1.63 $ 41.68 $ 86,700

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes:

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 13,220 45.73 $ 49.07 $ 102,070
Sound Recording Industries 290 1.63 $ 41.68 $ 86,700
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 620 1.29 $ 32.96 $ 68,560
Performing Arts Companies 470 0.46 $ 32.71 $ 68,030
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 380 0.33 $ 41.65 $ 86,620

Top paying industries for Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises (8) (8) $ 57.15 $ 118,880
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures 13,220 45.73 $ 49.07 $ 102,070
Legal Services 50 (7) $ 45.30 $ 94,220
Spectator Sports 70 0.07 $ 42.59 $ 88,580
Motion Picture and Video Industries 280 0.09 $ 41.73 $ 86,790


Geographic profile for Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 2,830 0.33 2.78 $ 48.82 $ 101,550
Tennessee 620 0.21 1.84 $ 42.52 $ 88,440
Texas 610 0.05 0.43 $ 31.56 $ 65,650
Florida 480 0.06 0.49 $ 41.14 $ 85,560
Illinois 280 0.05 0.43 $ 47.23 $ 98,240




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 2,830 0.33 2.78 $ 48.82 $ 101,550
Tennessee 620 0.21 1.84 $ 42.52 $ 88,440
Nevada 240 0.19 1.64 $ 25.94 $ 53,960
Connecticut 150 0.10 0.83 $ 55.05 $ 114,490
Oregon 110 0.06 0.52 $ 38.16 $ 79,360




Top paying states for Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Carolina 210 0.05 0.43 $ 56.67 $ 117,880
Connecticut 150 0.10 0.83 $ 55.05 $ 114,490
Ohio 70 0.01 0.12 $ 54.43 $ 113,210
California (8) (8) (8) $ 49.39 $ 102,730
New York 2,830 0.33 2.78 $ 48.82 $ 101,550





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 2,840 0.32 2.75 $ 47.89 $ 99,600
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 590 0.61 5.24 $ 42.69 $ 88,790
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 310 0.13 1.13 $ 46.81 $ 97,360
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 280 0.06 0.55 $ 46.93 $ 97,610
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 240 0.26 2.23 $ 24.38 $ 50,700
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 230 0.09 0.79 $ 35.67 $ 74,190
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 230 0.09 0.75 $ 28.69 $ 59,680
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 160 0.05 0.44 $ 35.15 $ 73,110
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 110 0.09 0.75 $ 38.96 $ 81,040
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 110 0.30 2.58 $ 54.44 $ 113,230




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 590 0.61 5.24 $ 42.69 $ 88,790
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 2,840 0.32 2.75 $ 47.89 $ 99,600
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 110 0.30 2.58 $ 54.44 $ 113,230
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 240 0.26 2.23 $ 24.38 $ 50,700
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 310 0.13 1.13 $ 46.81 $ 97,360
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 230 0.09 0.79 $ 35.67 $ 74,190
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 110 0.09 0.75 $ 38.96 $ 81,040
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 230 0.09 0.75 $ 28.69 $ 59,680
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 100 0.08 0.71 (8) (8)
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 70 0.08 0.70 (5) (5)




Top paying metropolitan areas for Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 70 0.08 0.70 (5) (5)
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 110 0.30 2.58 $ 54.44 $ 113,230
Cleveland-Elyria, OH (8) (8) (8) $ 53.32 $ 110,900
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 51.06 $ 106,210
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 49.72 $ 103,410
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 90 0.03 0.26 $ 49.66 $ 103,290
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 2,840 0.32 2.75 $ 47.89 $ 99,600
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 280 0.06 0.55 $ 46.93 $ 97,610
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 310 0.13 1.13 $ 46.81 $ 97,360
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI (8) (8) (8) $ 46.04 $ 95,760


About May 2020 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 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 $100.00 per hour or $208,000 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021