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Arts, A/V Technology & Communications career cluster, in The United States

occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Actors27-2011.00AElong OJT0.9769,400$19,282$77,938
Archivists25-4011.00CIMaster0.726,900$30,430$53,880
Art Directors27-1011.00AEBachelor +0.2474,600$47,320$101,990
Artists and Related Workers, all other27-1019.00Along OJT0.0713,400$27,970$62,130
Audio and Video Equipment Technicians27-4011.00RIClong OJT1.270,900$22,770$46,630
Broadcast News Analysts27-3021.00ASEBachelor +-1.185,100$27,370$89,240
Broadcast Technicians27-4012.00RCIAssociate-0.6330,100$19,030$44,050
Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture27-4031.00RAmod. OJT0.225,400$25,070$59,360
Choreographers27-2032.00ASEwork exp.0.567,100$19,210$51,560
Commercial and Industrial Designers27-1021.00AERBachelor0.2138,400$37,630$69,820
Communications Equipment Operators, all other43-2099.00*short OJT0.613,300$26,360$41,990
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Craft Artists27-1012.00ARElong OJT010,600$18,680$35,710
Dancers27-2031.00ARlong OJT0.4613,000$17,805$37,731
Designers, all other27-1029.00ABachelor0.678,900$23,650$62,220
Desktop Publishers43-9031.00AIC1,2 year-2.0914,800$23,150$43,900
Editors27-3041.00AECBachelor-0.53117,200$29,230$64,910
Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers, all others27-2099.00*long OJT0.730,000$18,491$47,237
Etchers and Engravers51-9194.00RClong OJT-0.219,700$19,680$31,880
Fashion Designers27-1022.00AERBachelor0.323,100$33,170$73,180
Film and Video Editors27-4032.00AEIBachelor1.7633,500$26,270$80,300
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators27-1013.00ARlong OJT0.326,300$19,140$54,170
Graphic Designers27-1024.00AREBachelor0.14261,600$27,560$51,640
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Interior Designers27-1025.00AEBachelor0.3758,900$26,130$55,510
Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance39-5091.00AR1,2 year1.943,600$19,420$66,560
Media and Communication Equipment Workers, all other27-4099.00*mod. OJT-0.3619,400$28,570$70,920
Media and Communication Workers, all other27-3099.00*long OJT1.0433,500$23,910$52,200
Motion Picture Projectionists39-3021.00RCshort OJT-1.796,700$17,360$24,540
Multimedia Artists and Animators27-1014.00AIBachelor0.6164,400$36,930$70,300
Museum Technicians and Conservators25-4013.00RAMaster0.5311,300$23,200$44,880
Music Directors and Composers27-2041.00ASBachelor +0.3282,100$21,070$59,040
Musicians and Singers27-2042.00AElong OJT0.35173,300$19,136$69,930
Photographers27-4021.00ARlong OJT0.31124,900$18,850$40,280
Prepress Technicians and Workers51-5111.00RClong OJT-2.4736,500$22,710$40,060
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Print Binding and Finishing Workers51-5113.00RCmod. OJT-1.3751,200$19,590$32,170
Printing Machine Operators51-5112.00RCmod. OJT-1.25173,000$20,460$37,020
Producers and Directors27-2012.00EABachelor +0.91122,600$31,780$89,670
Public Address System and Other Announcers27-3012.00SEAlong OJT0.2910,200$17,430$40,440
Radio and Television Announcers27-3011.00AESlong OJT-1.4242,300$18,000$46,410
Radio Operators27-4013.00RCmod. OJT01,200$18,750$47,200
Reporters and Correspondents27-3022.00AEIBachelor +-0.8549,300$21,390$46,560
Set and Exhibit Designers27-1027.00ARBachelor0.6813,300$24,580$54,920
Sound Engineering Technicians27-4014.00RA1,2 year0.8116,100$22,510$63,340
Technical Writers27-3042.00AICBachelor1.0252,000$41,610$73,350
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers49-2022.00RIClong OJT-0.36218,600$30,210$54,510
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers49-9052.00RElong OJT0.06118,000$28,360$54,200
Writers and Authors27-3043.00ABachelor0.23136,500$29,230$69,130

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Footnotes


SOC Codes

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system classifies all careers and assigns a unique number to each. This SOC number can be used to follow up with other career databases.


Career Interests

Interests are the likes and dislikes of people who work in each career. Matching your interests can help you find a career that will be more satisfying and rewarding for you than occupations that do not meet your interests. Knowing your work interests can help you decide what kinds of jobs and careers you want to explore.

People and work environments can be classified into these six different groups:

Take an Career Interest Assessment to discover your interests.


Minimum Postsecondary Education Required

Minimum education is the usual minimum level of postsecondary (after high school) education required for each career.

Some careers have on-the-job training (OJT), which means that you go straight to the job and learn while you work.

Some careers require further education after high school before starting the career.


Growth Outlook

Growth outlook is the projected growth of the number of career openings per year from 2014 to 2024. High growth means that the number of openings are increasing, so the likelihood of getting a job in this career is good. Low growth means that there may not be any openings, so the likelihood of getting a job in this career is not very good.

White background indicates that growth outlook information is not available.


Number of Current Workers

Current workers is the number of people in The United States in 2014 who were full-time and part-time employees, workers on paid vacation or other type of paid leave, workers assigned temporarily to other units and paid owners, officers and staff of incorporated firms. This excludes proprietors, owners and partners of unincorporated firms, unpaid family workers, workers on unpaid leave and contractors and temporary agency employees not on the company payroll.


Average Entry-Level Salaries

Salary entry is the estimated average salary for all entry-level (first-year) workers in this occupation in The United States in 2016. Technically it is the annual 10th percentile wage.

Salary includes straight time, gross pay, exclusive of premium pay. Base rate, cost-of-living allowances, tips, guaranteed pay, hazardous-duty pay, incentive pay, commissions, production bonuses and on-call pay are included. Excluded is back pay, jury duty pay, overtime pay, severance pay, shift differentials, non-production bonuses and tuition reimbursements.

Salaries over $187,200 are sometimes shown as >$187,200 rather than the actual salary.


Average Salaries

Salary all is the estimated average salary for all workers in this occupation in The United States in 2016. Technically it is the mean annual wage.

Salaries over $187,200 are sometimes shown as >$187,200 rather than the actual salary.


This research was compiled, analyzed, and posted by Emil Barnabas.

The data come from multiple data tables from the US Department of Labor. Blanks in this table represent missing data, some due to confidentiality because of small numbers of workers in an occupation.




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