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Average Salary - Arts, Culture, Performance / United States UNITED STATES


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AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR MOST TYPICAL SALARY / YEAR
Gross income
Net (after tax)

$56,003 USD

£43,018 GBP
New York City

$55,757 USD

$42,000 USD

£32,262 GBP
Including "New York City"
Excluding "New York City"

Average Salary / Arts, Culture, Performance / United States

Average salary for Arts, Culture, Performance / United States is $56,003 USD per year. The most typical earning is $42,000 USD. All data are based on 139 salary surveys. Salaries are different between men and women. Men receive an average salary of $63,200 USD. Women receive a salary of $50,600 USD.

Based on education, the highest salaries receive people with Doctorate Degree with salary of $109,000 USD. The second most paid education level is Masters Degree with salary of $66,300 USD.

Different experiences affect earning as well. People with 12-16 Years of experience receive salary of $103,000 USD. Employees with 20+ Years of experience receive $77,700 USD.

Levels / Arts, Culture, Performance / United States (Gross USD)

Salary Levels (USD) per Year Surveys [%]
$10,000 USD - $14,999 USD
0 n/a
$15,000 USD - $19,999 USD
4 100%
2.88%
$20,000 USD - $24,999 USD
15 97.12%
10.79%
$25,000 USD - $29,999 USD
7 86.33%
5.04%
$30,000 USD - $34,999 USD
11 81.29%
7.91%
$35,000 USD - $39,999 USD
11 73.38%
7.91%
THE MOST TYPICAL SALARY
$40,000 USD - $44,999 USD
17 65.47%
12.23%
$45,000 USD - $49,999 USD
6 53.24%
4.32%
$50,000 USD - $54,999 USD
13 48.92%
9.35%
$55,000 USD - $59,999 USD
9 39.57%
6.47%
$60,000 USD - $64,999 USD
10 33.09%
7.19%
$65,000 USD - $69,999 USD
4 25.9%
2.88%
$70,000 USD - $74,999 USD
4 23.02%
2.88%
$75,000 USD - $79,999 USD
2 20.14%
1.44%
$80,000 USD - $84,999 USD
3 18.71%
2.16%
$85,000 USD - $89,999 USD
3 16.55%
2.16%
$90,000 USD - $94,999 USD
2 14.39%
1.44%
$95,000 USD - $99,999 USD
0 n/a
$100,000 USD - $104,999 USD
5 12.95%
3.6%
$105,000 USD - $109,999 USD
1 9.35%
0.72%
$110,000 USD - $114,999 USD
1 8.63%
0.72%
$115,000 USD - $119,999 USD
0 n/a
$120,000 USD - $124,999 USD
2 7.91%
1.44%
$125,000 USD - $129,999 USD
2 6.47%
1.44%
$130,000 USD - $134,999 USD
0 n/a
$135,000 USD - $139,999 USD
1 5.04%
0.72%
$140,000 USD - $144,999 USD
1 4.32%
0.72%
$145,000 USD - $149,999 USD
0 n/a
HIGH SALARIES
$150,000 USD - $159,999 USD
3 3.6%
2.16%
$160,000 USD - $169,999 USD
0 n/a
$170,000 USD - $179,999 USD
0 n/a
$180,000 USD - $189,999 USD
0 n/a
$190,000 USD - $199,999 USD
0 n/a
$200,000 USD - $209,999 USD
1 1.44%
0.72%
$210,000 USD - $219,999 USD
0 n/a
$220,000 USD - $229,999 USD
1 0.72%
0.72%
$230,000 USD - $239,999 USD
0 n/a
$240,000 USD - $249,999 USD
0 n/a
$250,000 USD - $349,999 USD
0 n/a

Gender / Arts, Culture, Performance / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Men 56 $63,200 USD
2 Women 60 $50,600 USD

Education / Arts, Culture, Performance / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Doctorate Degree 8 $109,000 USD
2 Masters Degree 23 $66,300 USD
3 Bachelors Degree 46 $58,700 USD
4 Some College 31 $44,900 USD
5 Bellow H. School 6 $44,200 USD
6 High School 25 $41,300 USD

Experience / Arts, Culture, Performance / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 12-16 Years 5 $103,000 USD
2 20+ Years 30 $77,700 USD
3 4-8 Years 20 $67,500 USD
4 16-20 Years 10 $52,500 USD
5 2-4 Years 15 $44,400 USD
6 8-12 Years 15 $43,300 USD
7 0-1 Year 32 $40,100 USD
8 1-2 Years 12 $39,000 USD

Age / Arts, Culture, Performance / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 76-99 1 $125,000 USD
2 46-50 8 $96,300 USD
3 51-55 6 $80,300 USD
4 56-60 6 $75,300 USD
5 41-45 14 $64,800 USD
6 31-35 14 $59,700 USD
7 36-40 9 $54,700 USD
8 n/a 24 $51,100 USD
9 26-30 10 $48,100 USD
10 21-25 25 $45,200 USD
11 14-20 18 $40,900 USD
12 61-65 4 $36,900 USD

Work Type / Arts, Culture, Performance / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Permanent 51 $60,000 USD
2 Contract 24 $58,700 USD
3 Self Employed 45 $53,300 USD
4 Part Time 19 $48,100 USD

States / Arts, Culture, Performance / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Nevada 1 $138,000 USD
2 Alaska 1 $120,000 USD
3 Arkansas 1 $100,000 USD
4 Washington State 2 $88,500 USD
5 Utah 3 $80,000 USD
6 North Dakota 2 $75,000 USD
7 California 22 $69,400 USD
8 District Of Columbia (DC) 3 $66,000 USD
9 Texas 10 $60,400 USD
10 New York State 23 $57,700 USD
11 Georgia 6 $57,000 USD
12 Pennsylvania 4 $56,100 USD
13 Wisconsin 1 $56,000 USD
14 Michigan 3 $55,700 USD
15 Maryland 4 $55,100 USD
16 North Carolina 1 $55,000 USD
17 Colorado 2 $50,000 USD
18 Kentucky 1 $50,000 USD
19 New Mexico 2 $48,800 USD
20 Missouri 3 $47,400 USD
21 Tennessee 2 $46,500 USD
22 Oklahoma 3 $45,800 USD
23 Florida 4 $45,000 USD
24 Ohio 3 $45,000 USD
25 Mississippi 2 $45,000 USD
26 Oregon 1 $45,000 USD
27 Massachusetts 5 $43,000 USD
28 Connecticut 1 $40,000 USD
29 Illinois 8 $39,100 USD
30 Minnesota 3 $36,000 USD
31 Wyoming 1 $35,000 USD
32 New Jersey 1 $30,000 USD
33 Nebraska 1 $29,100 USD
34 Arizona 3 $25,800 USD
35 Delaware 1 $25,000 USD

Cities / Arts, Culture, Performance / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Seattle 1 $150,000 USD
2 Las Vegas 1 $138,000 USD
3 Pittsburgh 1 $125,000 USD
4 Anchorage 1 $120,000 USD
5 Dallas 2 $107,500 USD
6 San Jose 1 $100,000 USD
7 Little Rock 1 $100,000 USD
8 Buffalo, United States 1 $100,000 USD
9 Bismarck, North Dakota 1 $90,000 USD
10 San Francisco 4 $83,700 USD
11 Salt Lake City 3 $80,000 USD
12 Grand Rapids 1 $77,000 USD
13 Los Angeles 13 $75,600 USD
14 Kansas City 1 $67,200 USD
15 Washington DC 3 $66,000 USD
16 Oklahoma City 1 $62,400 USD
17 Miami 1 $60,000 USD
18 Fort Lauderdale 1 $60,000 USD
19 Fargo, North Dakota 1 $60,000 USD
20 Atlanta 6 $57,000 USD
21 Rochester 1 $56,000 USD
22 Madison 1 $56,000 USD
23 New York City 21 $55,800 USD
24 Baltimore 4 $55,100 USD
25 Charlotte 1 $55,000 USD
26 Houston 5 $52,800 USD
27 Denver 2 $50,000 USD
28 Irving 1 $50,000 USD
29 Lexington 1 $50,000 USD
30 Albuquerque 2 $48,800 USD
31 Columbus 2 $47,500 USD
32 Nashville 2 $46,500 USD
33 Detroit 2 $45,000 USD
34 Jackson 2 $45,000 USD
35 Portland, Oregon 1 $45,000 USD
36 Boston 5 $43,000 USD
37 Cincinnati 1 $40,000 USD
38 Hartford 1 $40,000 USD
39 Sacramento 1 $40,000 USD
40 San Antonio 1 $40,000 USD
41 Orlando 1 $40,000 USD
42 Chicago 8 $39,100 USD
43 --Other-- 5 $39,000 USD
44 Tulsa 2 $37,500 USD
45 St. Louis 2 $37,500 USD
46 Minneapolis 3 $36,000 USD
47 Austin 1 $35,000 USD
48 Cheyenne, Wyoming 1 $35,000 USD
49 Philadelphia 3 $33,200 USD
50 Oakland 1 $30,000 USD
51 Newark 1 $30,000 USD
52 Spokane 1 $27,000 USD
53 Phoenix 2 $26,700 USD
54 Wilmington, Delaware 1 $25,000 USD
55 Gilbert 1 $24,000 USD
56 Oxnard 1 $24,000 USD
57 Tampa 1 $20,000 USD
58 Fresno 1 $16,500 USD

Careers / Arts, Culture, Performance / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Ballet Dancer 2 $90,000 USD
2 Performer 6 $66,000 USD
3 Other Arts Career 28 $65,800 USD
4 Writer 6 $63,900 USD
5 Music Instrument Player 11 $62,600 USD
6 Stage Manager 2 $62,500 USD
7 Arts Photographer 4 $61,400 USD
8 Music Manager 3 $60,700 USD
9 Principal Dancer 1 $60,000 USD
10 Professional Dancer 3 $58,300 USD
11 Producer 9 $56,100 USD
12 Music Instrument Teacher 9 $50,700 USD
13 Singer 3 $49,700 USD
14 Artist 31 $48,600 USD
15 Theater Actor or Actress 2 $47,500 USD
16 Painter 6 $47,400 USD
17 Dancer 5 $43,100 USD
18 Actor or Actress 4 $39,600 USD
19 Dance Teacher 4 $33,800 USD

People's individual salary examples (surveys)

Animator
Posted 18 March 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Advanced $47,500 USD

Director Of Education
Posted 06 March 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Doctorate Degree 16-20 Years Expert $40,000 USD

Artist
Posted 15 February 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Atlanta Some College 1-2 Years Advanced $48,000 USD

Jeweler
Posted 09 January 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Spokane High School 0-1 Year Intermediate $27,000 USD

Self
Posted 27 September 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Austin Bellow H. School 0-1 Year Basic $35,000 USD

Cosmetologist
Posted 21 August 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Philadelphia High School 2-4 Years Intermediate $25,000 USD

Violinist
Posted 28 September 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Gilbert Some College 20+ Years n/a $24,000 USD

Drum Teacher
Posted 25 September 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Salt Lake City Some College 8-12 Years n/a $30,000 USD

Multimedia And Performance Artist
Posted 20 August 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Cincinnati Some College 8-12 Years n/a $40,000 USD

Television Writer
Posted 02 April 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Los Angeles Masters Degree 20+ Years n/a $120,000 USD

Artist
Posted 25 March 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Oakland Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years n/a $30,000 USD

Specialty Artists
Posted 07 March 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City Some College 20+ Years n/a $35,000 USD

Painter
Posted 13 December 2018
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Detroit Some College 4-8 Years n/a $40,000 USD

Actress
Posted 24 October 2018
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Bachelors Degree 0-1 Year n/a $19,000 USD

Animator
Posted 19 October 2018
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Jose Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a $100,000 USD

Photographer
Posted 09 October 2017
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Detroit Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years n/a $50,000 USD

Artist
Posted 05 October 2017
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Dallas Doctorate Degree 20+ Years n/a $140,000 USD

Production Stage Manager
Posted 25 September 2017
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City High School 20+ Years n/a $85,000 USD

Painter
Posted 14 September 2017
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Jackson Doctorate Degree 2-4 Years n/a $45,000 USD

Artist
Posted 04 September 2017
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Nashville High School 0-1 Year n/a $36,000 USD

Writer
Posted 20 July 2017
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Baltimore High School 8-12 Years n/a $43,600 USD

Actress
Posted 08 July 2017
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Los Angeles Some College 4-8 Years n/a $35,000 USD


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