Fine Artists in California
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You’re in luck! Jobs for Fine Artists in California are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Fine Artists in California is growing faster than average.
Fine Artists in California earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Fine Artists Work in California?
2,070 people worked as Fine Artists in 2018 in this state.
There were 2,280 Fine Artists employed in this state in 2017.
That’s a decline of 210 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 150 Fine Artists working in it, which means California has more Fine Artists than average.
Job Projections for California
Jobs for Fine Artists in this state are growing at a rate of 15.1% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 6.8%.
California Annual Job Openings
The BLS estimates there will be 720 annual job openings, and 8,400 total jobs in 2026 for Fine Artists in this state.
Nationwide, the prediction is 2,400 annual jobs and 29,900 total jobs in 2026.
What do Fine Artists Make in California?
In 2018 wages for Fine Artists ranged from $35,570 to $121,970 with $65,190 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $17.1 to $58.64. The median hourly rate was $31.34.
In 2017 the median pay for this field was $30.82 an hour.
The hourly rate grew by $0.52.
The median salary in California is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top California Metros for Fine Artists
The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Fine Artists.
|Metro||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA||1,430||$67,100|
|San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA||200||$61,960|
|San Diego-Carlsbad, CA||100||$57,360|
Top States for Fine Artists Employment
The table below shows the states where most Fine Artists work.
|State||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
Below are the states where Fine Artists get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
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|Occupation||CA Employment Total|
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- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
- Image Credit: By Jorge Royan under License
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