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

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Training

Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators need long-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators
Training for Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, And Illustrators
Percent
Less than High School 3.1
High School 11.2
Some College 19.6
Associates Degree 10.0
Bachelors Degree 42.3
Masters Degree 12.3
Doctorate or Professional Degree 1.6

Employment

Represents about 23,000 people in the United States- 59.9% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 2,000 more fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 7,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators make $25.67 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 $9.20 $14.30 $21.40 $31.30 $43.20
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations $9.38 $13.70 $20.90 $31.70 $45.40
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators make $53,400 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 $19,150 $29,920 $44,600 $65,270 $90,050
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations $19,520 $28,640 $43,640 $66,080 $94,470
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

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

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