Highest Paying Industries for Artists and Related Workers

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing63.51132100
Apparel Manufacturing62.31129600
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers53.99112300
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers52.91110050
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers47.4798740
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities46.2196120
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities45.1893980
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing45.1393880
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services44.6792920
Chemical Manufacturing44.0491590
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage43.6190710
Specialized Design Services43.3890230
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods43.1289690
Management of Companies and Enterprises42.9189250
Other Information Services42.7488900
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services42.588410
Wholesale Trade42.3988170
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services42.0587470
Office Administrative Services41.5586420
Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers40.5684370
Finance and Insurance40.5184250
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations40.1383480
Software Publishers40.183400
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works)39.6682500
Warehousing and Storage39.6182390
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing39.5282210
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers39.3481820
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences39.2481630
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing39.181330
Scientific Research and Development Services38.7680620
Motion Picture and Video Industries38.6380350
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries38.5680200
Information38.4479960
Broadcasting (except Internet)38.2679580
Publishing Industries (except Internet)37.7178440
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities37.3577690
Insurance Carriers37.2977560
Social Advocacy Organizations37.1877330
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services37.1677300
Computer Systems Design and Related Services37.1677280
Other Support Services37.0877130
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services37.0577070
Transportation and Warehousing36.6976320
Ambulatory Health Care Services36.676130
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services36.5476000
Administrative and Support Services36.5476000
Television Broadcasting36.5375990
Radio and Television Broadcasting36.4675840
All industries, private ownership only36.4175740
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers36.2475380
All industries36.1575200
Paper Manufacturing36.1375150
Employment Services36.0975070
Federal Executive Branch36.0775020
Federal government, including the US Postal Service36.0574990
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing35.974680
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers35.8174480
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing35.7474330
Textile Mills35.6974230
Radio Broadcasting35.4773780
Business Support Services35.473630
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities35.2873380
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing35.2473300
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services35.1173020
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers34.9172600
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing34.5671880
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services34.4971750
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses34.3671470
Federal, State, and Local Government34.3371400
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service34.3371400
Machinery Manufacturing34.2671250
Nonstore Retailers33.9870680
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods33.7870260
Spectator Sports33.2769210
Engineering Services33.2669170
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)32.5267650
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service32.3667300
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations32.1666900
Printing and Related Support Activities31.9766500
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing31.7165960
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media31.4965490
Furniture Stores31.4865470
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers31.3465180
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned31.1664820
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing31.0764620
Traveler Accommodation30.1862760
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned30.0362460
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)29.761780
Telecommunications29.6661680
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)29.5561460
Accommodation and Food Services29.5261390
Accommodation29.5261390
Sound Recording Industries29.3661070
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)29.2660860
Hospitals, Privately owned29.1660650
Manufacturing29.0660440
Local government, including schools and hospitals28.8660030
Amusement Parks and Arcades28.8159930
Newspaper Publishers28.7959880
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned28.7559800
Educational Services, Local government owned28.7159720
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services28.3458950
Miscellaneous Manufacturing28.2358710
Religious Organizations28.2158680
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing28.1358500
Wired Telecommunications Carriers27.9858200
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)27.6757550
Educational Services, Privately owned27.4957170
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)27.2256620
Direct Selling Establishments27.1156380
Testing Laboratories27.0956360
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing27.0356230
Junior colleges, Local government owned27.0356220
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned26.8355800
Other Schools and Instruction (including private, state, and local government schools)26.7655660
Other schools and instruction, Privately owned26.7555650
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned26.6555440
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions26.2654620
Grantmaking and Giving Services26.2354550
Educational Services, State government owned26.2254530
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events26.1954470
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training (including private, state, and local government schools)26.1654420
Educational Support Services (including private, state, and local government schools)25.8453740
Educational Support Services, Privately owned25.7653580
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures25.6153260
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores25.4853000
Clothing Stores25.4853000
State government, including schools and hospitals25.4452910
Photographic Services25.3952810
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Privately owned25.3252660
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)25.2552510
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores25.1952390
Retail Trade25.1752360
Performing Arts Companies25.1352260
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers24.3650670
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries23.9849870
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation23.9649830
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers23.5448950
Other Personal Services22.6847170
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)22.546800
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters22.4446670
Miscellaneous Store Retailers22.1746110
Home Furnishings Stores22.1546080
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals21.9445640
Civic and Social Organizations21.7545230
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries21.4844670
Junior colleges, State government owned20.9243510
Personal and Laundry Services20.9243510
Foundries19.8141210
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing19.5940740
Personal Care Services19.5140590
Construction19.1239770
Primary Metal Manufacturing19.139730
Building Finishing Contractors19.0939700
Specialty Trade Contractors18.5438570
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors17.9537340
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing17.1835740
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing17.0335430
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors15.8933060
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing15.5932420
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries13.2727590
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores12.6826370
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores12.1725310
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores12.1525260

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