Information About Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, And Illustrators

Training Requirements for Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, And Illustrators

Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators need bachelor's degree.

Degrees for Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators
Training for Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, And Illustrators
Percent
Less than High School 2.1
High School 10.7
Some College 19.7
Associates Degree 8.8
Bachelors Degree 45.7
Masters Degree 11.3
Doctorate or Professional Degree 1.7

Employment outlook for Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, And Illustrators

Represents about 26,000 people in the United States.

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 0 more fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 5,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators make $27.60 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators $9.43 $15.49 $24.42 $34.74 $49.85
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations $10.20 $14.69 $22.69 $34.33 $49.69
Art and design workers $10.60 $14.27 $21.35 $31.59 $45.20
Artists and related workers $16.00 $23.32 $33.69 $47.92 $64.66
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators make $57,410 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators $19,620 $32,230 $50,790 $72,260 $103,680
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations $21,210 $30,560 $47,190 $71,410 $103,360
Art and design workers $22,050 $29,690 $44,410 $65,700 $94,010
Artists and related workers $33,280 $48,500 $70,080 $99,680 $134,490
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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