Rabu, Mac 23, 2011

Art Career Statistics

Looking into art school to pursue a career as an artist, photographer, or designer? Study up on these figures first (from the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook)..

  • About 62% of artists and related workers are self-employed. Almost one-fourth of fashion designers and 30% of commercial or industrial designers are self-employed.
  • Employment of artists and related workers is projected to grow 16% through 2016, faster than the national average for other fields.
  • Multi-media artists and animators will be most in demand through 2016 -- that profession will see a 26% increase in employment.
  • Fine artists will see a 10% increase in employment.
  • Commerical and industrial designers will face an average employment growth of 7%. They earn an average of $54,560.
  • Art directors earn a median annual salary of $68,100. The lowest ten percent earn less than $37, 920, and the highest ten percent earn more than $135,090.
  • Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators, earn a median annual salary of $41,970.
  • Multi-media artists and animators earn roughly $52,000 (this does not include figures from self-employed animators).
  • Artists (multi-media, fine, and craft artists, art directors, and animators) hold approximately 218,000 jobs in the U.S.
  • Interior designers hold 72,000 jobs.
  • Employment of interior designers will grow 19 percent through 2016, faster than average.
  • The highest concentration of fashion designers are employed in New York City and California.
  • The majority of artists develop their skills through a bachelor's degree program or other postsecondary training in art.
Figures are from the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook.

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