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Fine Artists in Illinois

Want to work in Illinois as a Fine Artist? Read this first!

3.7% Jobs Projection
$44,160 Median Salary
50 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Fine Artists in Illinois are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Fine Artists in Illinois is growing slower than average.

  • Fine Artists in Illinois earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Fine Artists Work in Illinois?

260 people worked as Fine Artists in 2018 in this state.

There were 300 Fine Artists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 40 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Fine Artists in IL Employment Trend

The typical state has 150 Fine Artists working in it, which means Illinois has more Fine Artists than average.

Fine Artists in IL vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Illinois

Jobs for Fine Artists in this state are growing at a rate of 3.7% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 6.8%.

Job Projections for Fine Artists: Nation vs. IL

Illinois Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 50 annual Fine Artists job openings in Illinois, and 560 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 2,400 annual jobs and 29,900 total jobs in 2026.

What do Fine Artists Make in Illinois?

In 2018 wages for Fine Artists ranged from $25,080 to $67,730 with $44,160 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $12.06 to $32.56. The median hourly rate was $21.23.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $26.31 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $5.08.

The median salary in Illinois is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Fine Artists Earnings: IL vs. National Average

Top Illinois 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
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 140 $48,860

Top States for Fine Artists Employment

The table below shows the states where most Fine Artists work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 2,070 $65,190
New York 1,410 $0
Florida 900 $38,940
Ohio 650 $37,360
Texas 560 $55,830
Michigan 520 $42,090
Georgia 320 $48,460
Washington 320 $35,360
Massachusetts 270 $47,120
Connecticut 260 $64,070
Illinois 260 $44,160
Maryland 240 $52,330
Oregon 240 $51,020
Utah 230 $43,140
Wisconsin 210 $0
Virginia 210 $59,130
Arizona 200 $49,170
Minnesota 190 $56,490
North Carolina 160 $43,420
New Jersey 140 $62,170

Below are the states where Fine Artists get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Oklahoma $67,440
California $65,190
Connecticut $64,070
New Jersey $62,170
Virginia $59,130
Minnesota $56,490
Texas $55,830
Kansas $53,500
Maryland $52,330
Oregon $51,020

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