Artist Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$64,000
$42,000
Min 10%
$64,000
Median 50%
$98,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
NBCUniversal
Highest Paying City
Novato, CA
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Average Experience Level
2.6 years
How much does an artist make?
Artists in the US make on average $64,943 annually or $31.22 hourly. If you are in the top 10 percent, you will make over $98,000; however, if you are in the bottom 10 percent, you will earn less than $42,000 per year. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Artists are Manufacturing companies and Hospitality companies. The top 5 states when it comes to Artist salaries are Alaska, Oregon, California, Nevada, and Arizona. The typical employment in the position spans 2.6 years.
Annual Salaries For Related Jobs
3D Artist
$72,062

Average Artist Salary By Location

Artists in the US makes an average salary of $64,943 per year or $31.22 per hour. Working in Novato, CA as an Artist will pay you the highest wages at around $67,931 per year. Even an entry-level Artist makes $38,000 per year in Novato, CA. The top 5 states with the highest reported Artist salaries are Alaska, Oregon, California, Nevada, and Arizona. The lowest earning states are Kentucky, Minnesota, North Carolina, Maine, and Vermont.

Map of Artist Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Artists earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary:

Average Artist Salary By Company

Like every industry, there is a range of salaries an Artist makes. The most abundant employment opportunities for Artists are in Manufacturing companies and Hospitality companies. Artists at NBCUniversal and Meredith report the highest salaries. Also, companies like Viacom and DreamWorks Animation pay their Artists very well.

Average Artist Pay By Industry

The type of industry that an Artist works in can influence their earning potential. Our data shows that Retail companies, Media companies, and Manufacturing companies tend to have the highest salaries for Artists. Retail companies pay Artists an average salary of $68,355, Media companies pay $68,348, and Manufacturing companys come in at $67,499. The types of companies that pay Artists the least are in the Hospitality industry, where the average annual salary is $62,843.
Industry
Average Salary
Retail
Retail
$68,355
$68k
Media
Media
$68,348
$68k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$67,499
$67k
Technology
Technology
$63,527
$64k
Hospitality
Hospitality
$62,843
$63k

Artist Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Recently Added Artist Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Extraction Artist
04/05/2020
$60,000
VFX Artist
03/27/2020
$60,523
Artist
01/22/2020
$31,305
Artist
01/14/2020
$61,253
Artist
01/09/2020
$31,305
Artist
01/08/2020
$60,523
Punch Bowl Social Stapleton
Artist
12/31/2019
$31,305
12/18/2019
$65,636
Artist
12/17/2019
$60,043
Artist
12/13/2019
$62,610
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