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Life As an Artist

Artist Example All artists and related workers not listed separately.

Other Artist Job Titles

  • Colorer
  • Advertising Designer
  • China Painter
  • Art Appraiser
  • Creative Designer

Are There Job Opportunities for Artists?

In the United States, there were 12,800 jobs for Artists and Related Workers in 2016.

New jobs are being produced at a rate of 5.5% which is lower than average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 700 new jobs for Artists by 2026. There will be an estimated 1,100 positions for Artist per year.

Forecasted Number of Jobs for Artists in U.S.

The states with the most job growth for Artists and Related Workers are California, New York, and Colorado.

Watch out if you plan on working in Alabama, Wyoming, or Tennessee. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

How Much Does an Artist Make?

The typical yearly salary for Artists and Related Workers is somewhere between $28,680 and $109,900. The median salary is $65,390.

Salary Ranges for Artists
Annual Mean Salary by State
State Annual Mean Salary

Georgia

$96,270

Maryland

$87,920

New York

$74,240

Florida

$72,480

California

$70,260

West Virginia

$67,400

Massachusetts

$66,980

Ohio

$65,500

Illinois

$63,540

Virginia

$63,490

Pennsylvania

$63,060

Alabama

$62,150

Connecticut

$62,000

North Carolina

$60,990

Wisconsin

$58,890

Washington

$53,960

Iowa

$52,640

Colorado

$52,310

Arizona

$50,120

North Dakota

$49,570

Alaska

$48,530

New Jersey

$48,460

Minnesota

$48,440

Missouri

$45,450

Texas

$45,270

Tennessee

$39,970

Oregon

$39,280

Vermont

$38,220

Hawaii

$36,150

Oklahoma

$31,300

Where Artists Are Employed

Artist Sectors

References

Bureau of Labor Statistics

College Factual

O*NET Online

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