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Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media - What's Hot


What’s Hot: In the high profile Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media group, including such occupations as Producers and Directors (mean annual wage at $93,840), Athletes and Sports Competitors at $83,730, Fashion Designers ($76,480), Broadcast News Analysts ($78,200) and Writers and Authors ($71,920), it is the Art Directors who head up the Best Paid list ($101,170).

What’s Not: Although ingenious Floral Designers make or break many a Valentine’s Day for guys throughout the U.S., they don’t receive nearly enough credit or compensation as they head up the Least Paid list with a mean annual wage of $27,610. Similarly, the athletes are the ‘players’ among the Best Paid; it is their supporting cast, the Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials at $35,540, Coaches and Scouts ($41,000); and Public Address System and Other Announcers at $42,740, who really seem to participate for the ‘love of the sport’, as all are among the Least Paid.

Wage Estimates for the entire group can be found here.