Artists & related workers

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2019 Workforce
168k
Average Age
41.2
Average Salary
$58,277
Average Male Salary
$65,981
Average Female Salary
$48,054

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Artists & related workers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Independent artists, writers, and performers is the industry that employs the most Artists & related workers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Artists & related workers, by average wage, is Software publishing. Artists & related workers are paid most in Upper West Side & West Side PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in Burbank City PUMA, CA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$58,277
AVERAGE SALARY
± $4,114

In 2019, Artists & related workers earned an average of $58,277, $2,753 more than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders make somewhat more than Artists & related workers while Logisticians make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Artists & related workers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.486
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Artists & related workers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.486, which is higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly for Artists & related workers (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 Artists & related workers.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Artists & related workers

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Artists & related workers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Artists & related workers, by number of employees, are Independent artists, writers, and performers, Advertising, public relations & related services, and Nail salons & other personal care services.

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Industries by Share

168k
2019 Workforce
± 10,062
27.5%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 7.08%

The number of people employed as Artists & related workers has been growing at a rate of 27.5%, from 131,884 people in 2018 to 168,164 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Artists & related workers employed by various industries. Independent artists, writers, and performers employs the largest share of Artists & related workers at  21.4%, followed by Advertising, public relations & related services with 7.81% and Nail salons & other personal care services with 7.52%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Artists & related workers in the US. The average age of male Artists & related workers in the workforce is 41.6 and of female Artists & related workers is 40.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for Artists & related workers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

95.9k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 7,600
72.3k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 6,599

57% of Artists & related workers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Artists & related workers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Artists & related workers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

73.7% of Artists & related workers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 8.7% of Artists & related workers, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Artists & related workers.

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Age by Gender

41.6
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.07
40.7
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.34

The median age of Artists & related workers is 41.2, and Male employees are generally 0.869 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Artists & related workers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Artists & related workers is Visual & Performing Arts but a relatively high number of Artists & related workers hold a major in Communication Technologies.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.
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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Artists & related workers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Artists & related workers need many skills, but most especially Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Artists & related workers need more than the average amount of Operation and Control, Programming, and Equipment Selection.

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