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Media, Arts, Design and Entertainment Salaries Wage Estimates
Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 1,804,940 $19.99 $24.36 $50,670
Art Directors 33,670 $37.01 $42.55 $88,510
Craft Artists 5,440 $13.98 $15.66 $32,570
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators 9,380 $20.51 $23.22 $48,300
Multi-Media Artists and Animators 31,500 $27.08 $29.99 $62,380
Artists and Related Workers, All Other 8,470 $24.81 $26.51 $55,140
Commercial and Industrial Designers 32,940 $27.57 $29.60 $61,580
Fashion Designers 16,920 $29.41 $34.33 $71,400
Floral Designers 57,500 $11.17 $11.78 $24,510
Graphic Designers 209,290 $20.39 $22.48 $46,750
Interior Designers 53,290 $21.61 $24.53 $51,020
Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 63,320 $12.47 $13.73 $28,560
Set and Exhibit Designers 7,940 $21.47 $23.40 $48,660
Designers, All Other 11,160 $21.07 $24.10 $50,130
Actors 44,360 $16.59 $29.05 n/a
Producers and Directors 78,060 $30.98 $39.92 $83,030
Athletes and Sports Competitors 13,960 n/a n/a $79,460
Coaches and Scouts 175,720 n/a n/a $35,580
Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials 12,970 n/a n/a $28,330
Dancers 11,370 $12.22 $15.06 n/a
Choreographers 13,860 $18.52 $20.13 $41,870
Music Directors and Composers 9,120 $19.84 $26.36 $54,840
Musicians and Singers 47,030 $21.24 $28.28 n/a
Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers, All Other 36,190 $14.62 $17.91 n/a
Radio and Television Announcers 37,290 $12.95 $19.43 $40,410
Public Address System and Other Announcers 8,280 $13.18 $18.04 $37,530
Broadcast News Analysts 6,310 $24.65 $34.00 $70,730
Reporters and Correspondents 50,690 $16.75 $21.17 $44,030
Public Relations Specialists 240,610 $24.65 $28.34 $58,960
Editors 110,010 $24.04 $27.49 $57,180
Technical Writers 47,460 $29.62 $30.87 $64,210
Writers and Authors 44,170 $25.51 $31.04 $64,560
Interpreters and Translators 36,610 $18.68 $20.74 $43,130
Media and Communication Workers, All Other 24,470 $19.99 $22.97 $47,770
Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 45,200 $18.30 $19.86 $41,310
Broadcast Technicians 33,550 $15.82 $18.30 $38,070
Radio Operators 820 $17.85 $18.52 $38,520
Sound Engineering Technicians 16,600 $22.83 $25.53 $53,110
Photographers 61,670 $14.15 $17.14 $35,640
Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture 19,270 $20.03 $22.94 $47,710
Film and Video Editors 18,720 $24.31 $30.05 $62,500
Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other 19,770 $25.45 $26.98 $56,120

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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