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Best states for an Artist

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Job opportunities vary from state to state, and Arts, Entertainment, Sports, and Media careers are no different.

Because we know how difficult it can be to know which states are the best when it comes to Artist jobs, we decided to crunch some numbers to bring you the best states for Artists.

Although there are abundant Artist jobs in America, a large number of them are in the West.

Maryland is the best state in the country for Artist jobs, and Delaware has the second-highest median salary in the country.

The median salary for Artists in Maryland is $102,418.

Compare that to the median salary in Oklahoma of $33,191, which ranked worst for Artists, and you can see how your location is important for your career.

We found that Maryland is the best state for Artist jobs, whereas Oklahoma is the worst.

The 10 Best States in America For Artists in 2019

  1. Maryland
  2. Georgia
  3. District of Columbia
  4. Virginia
  5. Florida
  6. West Virginia
  7. Alabama
  8. Delaware
  9. Idaho
  10. Ohio
  • (222 jobs)
  • (71 jobs)
  • (25 jobs)
  • (171 jobs)
  • (111 jobs)
  • (7 jobs)
  • (30 jobs)
  • (2 jobs)
  • (6 jobs)
  • (50 jobs)

In order to help Artists decide where to work, we compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across the metrics mentioned above.

Our data set includes average annual wages, entry and senior wages, and the number of available jobs per capita.

Check out the list of best states for Artists below.

If you're interested, you can read more about the job scene here:

The 10 Best States For Artists in 2019

1. Maryland

Total Artist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
222 $102,419 $68,000 $154,000 4.09
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Artist Jobs in Maryland

2. Georgia

Total Artist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
71 $119,477 $79,000 $179,000 0.96
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Artist Jobs in Georgia

3. District of Columbia

Total Artist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
25 $96,789 $64,000 $145,000 1.38
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Artist Jobs in District of Columbia

4. Virginia

Total Artist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
171 $80,554 $53,000 $121,000 1.86
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Artist Jobs in Virginia

5. Florida

Total Artist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
111 $89,358 $53,000 $149,000 0.96
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Artist Jobs in Florida

6. West Virginia

Total Artist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
7 $80,554 $53,000 $121,000 0.71
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Artist Jobs in West Virginia

7. Alabama

Total Artist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
30 $72,417 $48,000 $108,000 1.09
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Artist Jobs in Alabama

8. Delaware

Total Artist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
2 $105,431 $70,000 $158,000 0.27
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Artist Jobs in Delaware

9. Idaho

Total Artist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
6 $80,554 $53,000 $121,000 0.67
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Artist Jobs in Idaho

10. Ohio

Total Artist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
50 $80,493 $53,000 $121,000 0.59
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Artist Jobs in Ohio

HOW WE DETERMINED THE BEST STATES TO BE an Artist

You can read about how the best state rankings are calculated here.

Detailed list of the best states for an Artist

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