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Many people have a tough time finding a job right out of college. But for those with a fine arts major, career opportunities tend to be plentiful. By looking through millions of job listings and 52,510 fine arts major resumes, we were able to discover which are the preferred jobs for fine arts majors.

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Starting Salary
$41,000
Job openings
25,938
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Houston, TX;  
Job Description:
Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.
Starting Salary
$50,000
Job openings
4,519
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
Craft and fine artists use a variety of materials and techniques to create art for sale and exhibition. Craft artists create handmade objects, such as pottery, glassware, textiles, and other objects that are designed to be functional. Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators, create original works of art for their aesthetic value, rather than for a functional one.
Starting Salary
$33,000
Job openings
20,762
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.
Starting Salary
$20,000
Job openings
22,413
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
A Production Assistant supports all aspects of film or TV production. They are responsible for ensuring the production quality of all promotionals, commercials, and public service announcements.
Starting Salary
$24,000
Job openings
45,270
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Los Angeles, CA;  
Job Description:
Market research analysts study market conditions to examine potential sales of a product or service. They help companies understand what products people want, who will buy them, and at what price.
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Starting Salary
$56,000
Job openings
19,982
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  San Francisco, CA;  Seattle, WA;  
Job Description:
Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.
Starting Salary
$35,000
Job openings
29,648
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  San Francisco, CA;  
Job Description:
Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.
Starting Salary
$46,000
Job openings
4,962
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
Producers and directors create motion pictures, television shows, live theater, commercials, and other performing arts productions. They interpret a writer’s script to entertain or inform an audience.
Starting Salary
$37,000
Job openings
35,818
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
Market research analysts study market conditions to examine potential sales of a product or service. They help companies understand what products people want, who will buy them, and at what price.
Starting Salary
$29,000
Job openings
13,797
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Houston, TX;  
Job Description:
Human resources specialists recruit, screen, interview, and place workers. They often handle other human resources work, such as those related to employee relations, compensation and benefits, and training.
Starting Salary
$26,000
Job openings
3,133
Top Locations:
Birmingham, AL;  Phoenix, AZ;  Saint Augustine, FL;  
Job Description:
Jewelers and precious stone and metal workers design, manufacture, and sell jewelry. They also adjust, repair, and appraise gems and jewelry.
Starting Salary
$40,000
Job openings
4,520
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Orlando, FL;  
Job Description:
Photographers use their technical expertise, creativity, and composition skills to produce and preserve images that tell a story or record an event.
Starting Salary
$30,000
Job openings
29,826
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
Market research analysts study market conditions to examine potential sales of a product or service. They help companies understand what products people want, who will buy them, and at what price.
Starting Salary
$56,000
Job openings
97,146
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Washington, DC;  
Job Description:
Management analysts, often called management consultants, propose ways to improve the efficiency of an organization. They advise managers on how to make organizations more profitable through reduced costs and increased revenues.
Starting Salary
$33,000
Job openings
23,025
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Los Angeles, CA;  
Job Description:
Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.
Starting Salary
$19,000
Job openings
27,232
Top Locations:
Greer, SC;  Fremont, CA;  Spartanburg, SC;  
Starting Salary
$36,000
Job openings
38,996
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
A Visual Merchandiser creates attractive visual displays and strategies to promote retail brands, products, and services. They conduct research on current and future trends in design and lifestyle, as well as revise and present design ideas with assistant merchandisers.
Starting Salary
$68,000
Job openings
25,995
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  San Francisco, CA;  Seattle, WA;  
Job Description:
Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.
Starting Salary
$30,000
Job openings
25,293
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Boston, MA;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
A Research Assistant helps carry out a particular research agenda. They are generally found in the social science or laboratory setting.
Starting Salary
$33,000
Job openings
14,411
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Houston, TX;  
Job Description:
Postsecondary teachers instruct students in a wide variety of academic and career and technical subjects beyond the high school level. They also conduct research and publish scholarly papers and books.
Starting Salary
$37,000
Job openings
22,857
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Houston, TX;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
Kindergarten and elementary school teachers prepare younger students for future schooling by teaching them basic subjects such as math and reading.
Starting Salary
$49,000
Job openings
1,085
Top Locations:
Los Angeles, CA;  San Francisco, CA;  New York, NY;  
Job Description:
Multimedia artists and animators create animation and visual effects for television, movies, video games, and other forms of media.
Starting Salary
$41,000
Job openings
24,054
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  San Francisco, CA;  
Job Description:
Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.
Starting Salary
$40,000
Job openings
4,954
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
Producers and directors create motion pictures, television shows, live theater, commercials, and other performing arts productions. They interpret a writer’s script to entertain or inform an audience.
Starting Salary
$30,000
Job openings
23,028
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Houston, TX;  
Job Description:
An Instructor works with individuals through providing them support and instruction. They initiate various program goals and team objectives and solve problems. They may instruct individuals in swimming, biology, esthetics, or fitness.
Starting Salary
$28,000
Job openings
19,067
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  San Francisco, CA;  
Job Description:
Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.
Starting Salary
$39,000
Job openings
23,496
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Houston, TX;  
Job Description:
Interior designers make interior spaces functional, safe, and beautiful by determining space requirements and selecting decorative items, such as colors, lighting, and materials. They read blueprints and must be aware of building codes and inspection regulations, as well as universal accessibility standards.
Starting Salary
$31,000
Job openings
9,831
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Atlanta, GA;  
Job Description:
Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.
Starting Salary
$35,000
Job openings
40,880
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Atlanta, GA;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
Market research analysts study market conditions to examine potential sales of a product or service. They help companies understand what products people want, who will buy them, and at what price.
Starting Salary
$57,000
Job openings
36,314
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  San Francisco, CA;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
Industrial designers develop the concepts for manufactured products, such as cars, home appliances, and toys. They combine art, business, and engineering to make products that people use every day. Industrial designers consider the function, aesthetics, production costs, and the usability of products when developing new product concepts.
Starting Salary
$23,000
Job openings
51,097
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Houston, TX;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
General office clerks perform a variety of clerical tasks, including answering telephones, typing documents, and filing records.
Starting Salary
$29,000
Job openings
13,037
Top Locations:
Plano, TX;  Chicago, IL;  New York, NY;  
Job Description:
Meeting, convention, and event planners coordinate all aspects of events and professional meetings. They arrange meeting locations, transportation, and other details.
Starting Salary
$46,000
Job openings
18,955
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Houston, TX;  
Job Description:
Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.
Starting Salary
$28,000
Job openings
22,992
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Houston, TX;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
Human resources specialists recruit, screen, interview, and place workers. They often handle other human resources work, such as those related to employee relations, compensation and benefits, and training.
Starting Salary
$34,000
Job openings
9,381
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
Editors plan, review, and revise content for publication.
Starting Salary
$36,000
Job openings
92,305
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Houston, TX;  Atlanta, GA;  
Job Description:
Wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives sell goods for wholesalers or manufacturers to businesses, government agencies, and other organizations. They contact customers, explain product features, answer any questions that their customers may have, and negotiate prices.
Starting Salary
$41,000
Job openings
29,772
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  San Francisco, CA;  
Job Description:
Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.
Starting Salary
$67,000
Job openings
21,865
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Houston, TX;  Los Angeles, CA;  
Job Description:
Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.
Starting Salary
$43,000
Job openings
26,418
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Los Angeles, CA;  
Job Description:
Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.
Starting Salary
$38,000
Job openings
26,916
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Boston, MA;  
Job Description:
Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.
Starting Salary
$36,000
Job openings
114,918
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Atlanta, GA;  
Job Description:
Account Executives are responsible for looking after the company's client as well as keeping the company-client relationships at a high standard. Their goal is to increase the amount of business a company does with those clients.
Starting Salary
$36,000
Job openings
36,392
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Houston, TX;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
A Project Coordinator runs, administers, and organizes all project activities in an organization. They also provide work direction to staff.
Starting Salary
$44,000
Job openings
4,266
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  San Francisco, CA;  
Job Description:
Multimedia artists and animators create animation and visual effects for television, movies, video games, and other forms of media.
Starting Salary
$25,000
Job openings
2,377
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Boston, MA;  
Job Description:
Recreational therapists plan, direct, and coordinate recreation-based treatment programs for people with disabilities, injuries, or illnesses. Recreational therapists use a variety of modalities, including arts and crafts, drama, music, dance, sports, games, and community reintegration field trips to help maintain or improve a patient’s physical, social, and emotional well-being.
Starting Salary
$40,000
Job openings
20,885
Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  Atlanta, GA;  Orlando, FL;  
Job Description:
Instructional coordinators oversee school curriculums and teaching standards. They develop instructional material, coordinate its implementation with teachers and principals, and assess its effectiveness.
Starting Salary
$41,000
Job openings
27,954
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Houston, TX;  San Francisco, CA;  
Job Description:
Interior designers make interior spaces functional, safe, and beautiful by determining space requirements and selecting decorative items, such as colors, lighting, and materials. They read blueprints and must be aware of building codes and inspection regulations, as well as universal accessibility standards.
Starting Salary
$24,000
Job openings
1,718
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Newport News, VA;  Houston, TX;  
Job Description:
Painters apply paint, stain, and coatings to walls and ceilings, buildings, bridges, and other structures.
Starting Salary
$32,000
Job openings
25,730
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Charlotte, NC;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
Market research analysts study market conditions to examine potential sales of a product or service. They help companies understand what products people want, who will buy them, and at what price.
Starting Salary
$22,000
Job openings
45,735
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Houston, TX;  Orlando, FL;  
Job Description:
Material recording clerks track product information in order to keep businesses and supply chains on schedule. They ensure proper scheduling, recordkeeping, and inventory control.

Fine Arts Major Jobs

Average Salary For a Fine Arts Major

Depending on the industry that fine arts majors work in, their salaries can vary significantly. In fact, we found that fine arts majors who work in the professional industry have an average salary of $64,733, while those who work in the government industry have an average salary of $39,838. If salary is the most important thing to you, then you should look for jobs in the professional industry.

1. Professional
$64,733
Avg. Salary
$40k
$79k
2. Technology
$59,017
Avg. Salary
$40k
$79k
3. Finance
$54,862
Avg. Salary
$40k
$79k
4. Retail
$53,834
Avg. Salary
$40k
$79k
5. Education
$53,416
Avg. Salary
$40k
$79k

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Updated July 15, 2020