Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media - Highest to Lowest Paid Salary (Full List)

 

By the Numbers: The complete list from the Highest to the Lowest paid: 

Job Title (# of members)                                                                      Annual Mean Wage 
   
1. Art Directors  (36,210) $101,170
2. Producers and Directors (114,510) $93,840
3. Athletes and Sports Competitors (10,260) $83,730
4. Film and Video Editors (29,880) $82,190
5. Broadcast News Analysts (5,070) $78,200
6. Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other (18,620) $76,500
7. Fashion Designers (19,230) $76,480
8. Technical Writers (49,780) $73,160
9. Multimedia Artists and Animators (29,810) $72,200
10. Writers and Authors (44,690) $71,920
11. Commercial and Industrial Designers (31,860) $70,880
12. Public Relations Specialists (226,940) $66,540
13. Editors (97,170) $66,080
14. Sound Engineering Technicians (15,210) $65,240
15. Artists and Related Workers, All Other (7,010) $64,630
16. Designers, All Other (7,230) $63,270
17. Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture (21,710) $63,200
18. Music Directors and Composers (18,380) $60,630
19. Set and Exhibit Designers (12,060) $57,600
20. Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators (11,520) $57,410
21. Interior Designers (53,160) $56,220
22. Choreographers (5,160) $53,610
23. Graphic Designers (210,710) $52,290
24. Interpreters and Translators (51,350) $51,260
25. Media and Communication Workers, All Other (23,310) $50,860
26. Reporters and Correspondents (40,090) $49,770
27. Radio and Television Announcers (29,210) $48,170
28. Audio and Video Equipment Technicians (69,670) $47,450
29. Radio Operators (870) $46,780
30. Broadcast Technicians (30,330) $45,430
31. Public Address System and Other Announcers (8,020) $42,740
32. Photographers (48,660) $42,640
33. Coaches and Scouts (230,930) $41,000
34. Craft Artists (5,070) $38,900
35. Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials (18,660) $35,540
36. Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers (114,690) $30,090
37. Floral Designers (43,990) $27,610
38. Actors (48,620) ***
39. Dancers (10,060) ***
40. Musicians and Singers (40,110) ***
41. Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers, All Other (13,150) ***

***Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.

 
 
 
 

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