Highest Paying Industries for Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Communications Equipment Manufacturing86.41179720
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing74.13154190
Specialized Design Services59.13122980
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services52.16108490
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services51.67107470
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services51.21106510
Manufacturing50.72105490
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers48.79101480
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers46.4396580
Software Publishers45.3794360
Motion Picture and Video Industries44.5192570
Computer Systems Design and Related Services44.3992330
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries44.2892100
Telecommunications43.2189880
Wired Telecommunications Carriers43.0389500
Wholesale Trade42.2687910
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services41.9387210
Information41.7786870
Other Information Services41.5486410
Publishing Industries (except Internet)39.2281570
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures38.6980470
Nonstore Retailers38.6380360
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses38.6380360
Rental and Leasing Services37.9178850
Cable and Other Subscription Programming37.7478500
Television Broadcasting37.377580
Federal government, including the US Postal Service36.8676670
Federal Executive Branch36.8476630
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)36.5476010
Scientific Research and Development Services36.3775650
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)36.2275350
Broadcasting (except Internet)35.3973600
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers35.0672930
Radio and Television Broadcasting35.0672920
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations34.2271170
Management of Companies and Enterprises33.7270140
Newspaper Publishers33.5569780
Spectator Sports33.168850
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries33.0968830
Death Care Services33.0868800
Personal and Laundry Services32.0966740
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing31.5565630
Other Personal Services31.3665230
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing30.8864230
Performing Arts Companies30.7964040
Lessors of Real Estate30.4863390
Sound Recording Industries30.1462690
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters30.1462680
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned29.8562080
Social Advocacy Organizations29.6461650
All industries, private ownership only29.5761510
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services29.4661280
Educational Services, State government owned29.4561260
State government, including schools and hospitals29.3961130
Casino Hotels29.0260350
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services28.8760040
Radio Broadcasting27.9858200
All industries27.8357880
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events27.4757140
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals27.4457080
Retail Trade27.0856320
Religious Organizations27.0456240
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation26.9856110
Outpatient Care Centers25.9353940
Finance and Insurance25.6253290
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)25.4953030
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities24.5851130
Offices of Physicians24.4850910
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training (including private, state, and local government schools)24.2150360
Photographic Services24.0750060
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned23.6649220
Real Estate23.5949070
Other Support Services23.4448750
Construction23.3448540
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)23.3148490
Ambulatory Health Care Services23.2448340
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations23.2348320
Junior colleges, Local government owned23.2248290
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services23.0747980
Administrative and Support Services23.0747980
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)22.7947410
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Local government owned22.7647330
Activities Related to Real Estate22.7547310
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)22.546790
Transportation and Warehousing22.3246430
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned22.2846350
Grantmaking and Giving Services22.2746320
Employment Services21.9845720
Individual and Family Services21.3244350
Gambling Industries21.2344150
Traveler Accommodation21.1443980
Junior colleges, State government owned21.0143710
Accommodation20.9943650
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities20.8743420
Amusement Parks and Arcades20.8143290
Social Assistance20.6542960
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service20.5142650
General Merchandise Stores20.3842390
Department Stores20.3842390
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)19.6640890
Federal, State, and Local Government19.6440850
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service19.6440850
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities19.4940530
Elementary and Secondary Schools, State government owned19.2840090
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Privately owned19.1139750
Offices of Dentists18.9439400
Educational Services, Privately owned18.8239150
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries18.6938870
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers18.6638800
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries18.4938470
Accommodation and Food Services17.9137250
Technical and trade schools, Privately owned17.8837200
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)17.8437110
Educational Services, Local government owned17.837020
Local government, including schools and hospitals17.736820
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps17.5536510
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned17.4736340
Educational Support Services (including private, state, and local government schools)17.4736330
Educational Support Services, Privately owned17.3636110
Junior colleges, Privately owned17.2135790
Child Day Care Services17.2135790
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals17.1435650
Other schools and instruction, Privately owned17.0635490
Other Schools and Instruction (including private, state, and local government schools)17.0535460
Technical and Trade Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)16.9235190
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores16.6234570
Sporting Goods Stores16.6234570
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores16.5334370
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)16.2833860
Special Food Services15.9733210
Food Services and Drinking Places15.8232910
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions15.7332710
Restaurants and Other Eating Places15.2331680
Civic and Social Organizations15.0231240
Other schools and instruction, Local government owned14.4330010

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