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Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media - GPS Your Career


GPS Your Career: According to the BLS, the States with the highest employment level in the Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media occupational group are: 

California (316,760 workers)
New York (206,470)
Texas (125,800)
Florida (97,120)
Illinois (69,260) 

States with the highest concentration of jobs are: 

District of Columbia  (51.51 per 1,000 jobs)
New York  (22.69)
California (19.84)
Vermont (18.75)
Colorado  (15.58) 

The top paying States for this occupation are below. Particularly impressive about New York and California is that they enjoy high mean wages on large employment bases as California has 316,760 members in this occupational group and Texas has 125,800, while New Jersey, in contrast, has far fewer (43,460 members):

District of Columbia ($87,960 annual mean wage)
New York  ($77,460)
California ($74,610)
Massachusetts ($63,880)
New Jersey ($59,490)