Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations

Broad Occupation

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2020 Workforce
2.62M
Average Age
40.2
Average Salary
$57,403
Average Male Salary
$65,160
Average Female Salary
$49,295

About

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations are most often employed by the Specialized design services industry. The average yearly wage for Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations was $57,403 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations by wage are Protective service occupations, Installation, maintenance, & repair occupations, and Life, physical, & social science occupations.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations are LA City (East Central/Hollywood) PUMA, CA, LA City (Central/Pacific Palisades) PUMA, CA, and Greenpoint & Williamsburg PUMA, NY. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations are West Hollywood & Beverly Hills Cities PUMA, CA, LA City (Central/Pacific Palisades) PUMA, CA, and Park Slope, Carroll Gardens & Red Hook PUMA, NY.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations and on wages and locations for those in the field. Specialized design services is the industry that employs the most Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations, by average wage, is Computer & peripheral equipment manufacturing. Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations are paid most in North Hempstead Town (North) PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in West Hollywood & Beverly Hills Cities PUMA, CA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$57,403
AVERAGE SALARY
± $983

In 2020, Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations earned an average of $57,403, $1,449 more than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Life, physical, & social science occupations make somewhat more than Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations while Protective service occupations make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.48
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.48, which is higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly for Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations.

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Industries

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations, by average wage, are Computer & peripheral equipment manufacturing, Petroleum refining, and Miscellaneous petroleum & coal products.

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Industries by Share

2.62M
2020 Workforce
± 39,382
1.51%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 2.1%

The number of people employed as Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations has been growing at a rate of 1.51%, from 2,580,409 people in 2019 to 2,619,321 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations employed by various industries. Specialized design services employs the largest share of Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations at  6.56%, followed by Motion pictures & video industries with 5.94% and Broadcasting (except internet) with 5.54%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations in the US. The average age of male Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations in the workforce is 40.8 and of female Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations is 39.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

1.34M
MALE WORKFORCE
± 28,277
1.28M
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 27,664

51.1% of Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

71.8% of Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 6.92% of Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations.

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Age by Sex

40.8
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.304
39.7
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.32

The median age of Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations is 40.2, and Male employees are generally 1.04 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations is Visual & Performing Arts but a relatively high number of Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations hold a major in Communication Technologies.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations need more than the average amount of Persuasion, Coordination, and Negotiation.

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