Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes

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Total Workforce

36.5k

Average Age

40.3

Average Salary

$82,444

Average Male Salary

$100,401

Average Female Salary

$66,570

About

Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes are most often employed by the Promoters of performing arts, sports, and similar events, agents and managers for artists, athletes, entertainers, and other public figures industry. The average yearly wage for Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes was $82,444 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes by wage are Credit counselors & loan officers, Detectives & criminal investigators, and Public relations specialists.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes are West Hollywood & Beverly Hills Cities PUMA, CA, Greenpoint & Williamsburg PUMA, NY, and LA City (Central/Hancock Park & Mid-Wilshire) PUMA, CA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes are West Hollywood & Beverly Hills Cities PUMA, CA, Greenpoint & Williamsburg PUMA, NY, and LA City (Central/Hancock Park & Mid-Wilshire) PUMA, CA.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes and on wages and locations for those in the field. Promoters of performing arts, sports, and similar events, agents and managers for artists, athletes, entertainers, and other public figures is the industry that employs the most Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, by average wage, is Promoters of performing arts, sports, and similar events, agents and managers for artists, athletes, entertainers, and other public figures. Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes are paid most in LA City (Central/Pacific Palisades) PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in West Hollywood & Beverly Hills Cities PUMA, CA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$82,444

AVERAGE SALARY

± $15,058

In 2018, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes earned an average of $82,444, $28,556 more than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Credit counselors & loan officers make somewhat more than Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes while Public relations specialists make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.568

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.568, which is higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly for Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes.

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Industries

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Industries by Share

36.5k

2018 Workforce

± 4,692

-11.9%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 20%

The number of people employed as Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes has been declining at a rate of -11.9%, from 41,471 people in 2017 to 36,533 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes employed by various industries. Promoters of performing arts, sports, and similar events, agents and managers for artists, athletes, entertainers, and other public figures employs the largest share of Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes at  36%, followed by Motion pictures & video industries with 5.99% and Management, scientific & technical consulting services with 5.26%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes in the US. The average age of male Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes in the workforce is 39.6 and of female Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes is 40.9, and the most common race/ethnicity for Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

17.1k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 3,214

19.4k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 3,419

53.1% of Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)

  3. White (Hispanic)

75.3% of Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 7.66% of Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes.

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Age by Gender

39.6

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 2.48

40.9

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 2.62

The median age of Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes is 40.3, and Male employees are generally 1.24 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes is Visual & Performing Arts but a relatively high number of Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes hold a major in Visual & Performing Arts.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes need many skills, but most especially Persuasion, Negotiation, and Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes need more than the average amount of Negotiation, Persuasion, and Management of Financial Resources.

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