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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
1,951,170 0.5 % $28.74 $59,780 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.99 $15.39 $23.70 $35.43 $50.36
Annual Wage (2) $22,850 $32,010 $49,290 $73,690 $104,740


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 157,240 38.32 $40.17 $83,550
Radio and Television Broadcasting 125,400 57.89 $29.27 $60,880
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 122,950 25.16 $32.72 $68,050
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 98,680 29.70 $28.61 $59,510
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 96,740 3.18 $28.09 $58,430

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Radio and Television Broadcasting 125,400 57.89 $29.27 $60,880
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 30,000 57.83 $34.74 $72,250
Florists 28,480 45.49 $13.76 $28,610
Specialized Design Services 63,560 44.50 $29.72 $61,830
Sound Recording Industries 7,490 42.93 $32.86 $68,360

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 2,100 1.34 $44.66 $92,900
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 18,970 0.95 $42.77 $88,950
Postal Service (federal government) 150 0.02 $42.22 $87,810
Metal Ore Mining 50 0.12 $41.80 $86,950
Natural Gas Distribution 400 0.37 $40.50 $84,230


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 307,070 18.05 1.34 $34.97 $72,750
New York 207,900 22.15 1.64 $38.40 $79,870
Texas 137,980 11.39 0.84 $25.73 $53,520
Florida 105,100 12.21 0.91 $24.83 $51,650
Illinois 74,740 12.47 0.93 $25.83 $53,730




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 37,470 52.60 3.90 $45.73 $95,130
New York 207,900 22.15 1.64 $38.40 $79,870
Vermont 5,970 19.54 1.45 $22.77 $47,360
California 307,070 18.05 1.34 $34.97 $72,750
Oregon 30,730 16.29 1.21 $27.11 $56,390




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 37,470 52.60 3.90 $45.73 $95,130
New York 207,900 22.15 1.64 $38.40 $79,870
California 307,070 18.05 1.34 $34.97 $72,750
Massachusetts 51,750 14.49 1.07 $30.97 $64,420
Connecticut 21,880 13.18 0.98 $30.47 $63,380





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 206,830 21.78 1.62 $38.65 $80,400
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 165,740 27.09 2.01 $37.75 $78,510
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 73,050 23.30 1.73 $39.24 $81,620
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 61,690 13.29 0.99 $26.81 $55,770
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 52,560 21.73 1.61 $35.51 $73,850
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 47,660 13.36 0.99 $25.85 $53,770
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 45,670 17.02 1.26 $27.48 $57,150
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 42,130 15.27 1.13 $32.11 $66,780
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 33,930 13.10 0.97 $26.41 $54,920
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 33,480 16.87 1.25 $30.32 $63,060