Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for Artists in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:
- There are over 11,970 Artists currently employed in the United States.
- 54.8% of all Artists are women, while 45.2% are men.
- The average age of an employed Artist is 40 years old.
- The most common ethnicity of Artists is White (73.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (11.4%) and Asian (7.5%).
- The majority of Artists are located in NY, New York and CA, Los Angeles.
- Artists are most in-demand in Irvine, CA.
- Artists are paid an average annual salary of $71,583.
- Quincy, MA pays an annual average wage of $77,542, the highest in the US.
- Artists average starting salary is $47,000.
- In 2021, women earned 92% of what men earned.
- The top 10% of highest-paid Artists earn as much as $108,000 or more.
- Rhode Island is the best state for Artists to live.
- Artists are more likely to work at Private companies in comparison to Public companies.
Artist Statistics By Gender
Among Artists, 54.8% of them are women compared to 45.2% which are men.
- Female, 54.8%
- Male, 45.2%
Artists By Gender
Gender Pay Gap For Artist
Women Earn 92¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men
Artist Gender Over Time
This data shows how men and women predominate in the Artist position over time.
Artist Gender By Year
Artist Male to Female Ratio
We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, Exhibit Builder and Senior Industrial Designer have the biggest difference in gender.
|Senior Industrial Designer||91%||9%|
Artist Statistics By Race
The most common ethnicity among Artists is White, which makes up 73.6% of all Artists. Comparatively, there are 11.4% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 7.5% of the Asian ethnicity.
- White, 73.6%
- Hispanic or Latino, 11.4%
- Asian, 7.5%
- Black or African American, 3.9%
- Unknown, 2.6%
- American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.0%
|Hispanic or Latino||11.4%|
|Black or African American||3.9%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||1.0%|
Artist Race And Ethnicity Over Time
Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2010-2019 among Artists.
- Hispanic or Latino
- Black or African American
Artist Race By Year
|Year||White||Black or African American||Asian||Hispanic or Latino|
Artist Wage Gap By Race
|Black or African American||$83,777|
|Hispanic or Latino||$78,383|
Average Age of an Artist
We determined the average age of Artists based on ethnicity and gender.
Artist Age By Race
|Race||Male Age||Female Age|
|Black or African American||40.5|
|Hispanic or Latino||40||36.5|
Artist Age Breakdown
This chart breaks down the ages of Artist employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of Artists is 40+ years old, which represents 47% of the population.
Types of Artist Degree Levels
The most common degree for Artists is Bachelor's Degree 59% of Artists earn that degree. A close second is Associate Degree with 14% and rounding it off is High School Diploma with 12%.
- Bachelors, 59%
- Associate, 14%
- High School Diploma, 12%
- Masters, 7%
- Other Degrees, 8%
Artists By Education
|High School Diploma||12%|
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Artist Wage Gap By Education
|High School Diploma or Less||$65,312|
|Some College/ Associate Degree||$76,666|
Artist Employment Statistics
This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ Artists. We found that the most common company type is Private. In addition, the industry that employs the most Artists is the Technology industry.
We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire Artists.
< 50 employees
50 - 100 employees
100 - 500 employees
500 - 1,000 employees
1,000 - 10,000 employees
Artist Jobs By Employer Size
|< 50 employees||8%|
|50 - 100 employees||5%|
|100 - 500 employees||22%|
|500 - 1,000 employees||14%|
|1,000 - 10,000 employees||33%|
|> 10,000 employees||18%|
The Types Of Companies Artist Work In
Employees with the Artist job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most Artists prefer to work at Private companies over Public companies.
Artist Jobs By Sector
Top Industries Hiring Artists
Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ Artists. Those industries include Technology, Media and Manufacturing.
Artist Turnover And Employment Statistics
Artist Unemployment Rate Over Time
The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of Artists changed.
- Unemployment rate
Artist Unemployment Rate By Year
|Year||Artist Unemployment Rate|
The Average Number of Years That Artist Stay in a Job
By looking over 32,412 Artists resumes, we figured out that the average Artist enjoys staying at their job for Less than 1 year for a percentage of 28%.
Less than one year
|Number or Years||Percentages|
|Less than 1 year||28%|
Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Artists with Other Job Titles
After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to Artists.
|Job Title||LGBT||Job Openings|
|Graphic Designer And Photographer||12.14%||54,501|
Foreign Languages Spoken By Artists
The most common foreign language among Artists is Spanish at 49.7%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 12.7% and Italian is the third-most popular at 6.1%.
- Spanish, 49.7%
- French, 12.7%
- Italian, 6.1%
- German, 4.7%
- Chinese, 3.8%
- Other, 23.0%
Artist Languages Spoken