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Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
Employment Employment Change Average Annual Job Openings Wage
2020 2025 Numerical Percent New Jobs Replacement Jobs Total Median Hourly Median Annual
9,602 10,896 1,295 13.48% 259 1,041 1,300 $23.98 $49,885
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NAICS Occupation SOC 2020 2025 Numerical Percent New Jobs Replacement Jobs Total Median Hourly Median Annual Education and Training Level
7115 Accountants and Auditors 13-2011 2 1 -1 -50 % 0 0 0 $35.53 $73,910 Bachelor's degree
7115 Actors 27-2011 513 590 77 15.01 % 15 55 70 $21.16 $44,013 Some college
7115 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes 13-1011 55 52 -2 -5.45 % 0 6 5 $18.34 $38,155 Bachelor's degree
7115 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 39-3091 9 10 1 11.11 % 0 2 2 $14.02 $29,165 No formal educational credential
7115 Animal Caretakers 39-2021 7 8 0 14.29 % 0 1 1 $14.12 $29,364 High school diploma or equivalent
7115 Animal Trainers 39-2011 10 8 -2 -20 % 0 1 1 $14.24 $29,611 High school diploma or equivalent
7115 Archivists 25-4011 3 3 1 0 % 0 0 0 $30.23 $62,878 Master's degree
7115 Art Directors 27-1011 204 249 46 22.06 % 9 22 31 $17.31 $36,012 Bachelor's degree
7115 Artists and Related Workers, All Other 27-1019 89 93 4 4.49 % 1 9 10 $8.61 $17,899 No formal educational credential
7115 Athletes and Sports Competitors 27-2021 21 22 1 4.76 % 0 3 3 $22.27 $46,322 No formal educational credential
7115 Audio and Video Technicians 27-4011 29 30 1 3.45 % 0 3 3 $23.01 $47,870 Postsecondary nondegree award
7115 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 49-3023 2 2 0 0 % 0 0 0 $21.08 $43,845 Postsecondary nondegree award
7115 Bartenders 35-3011 2 2 0 0 % 0 0 0 $13.55 $28,186 No formal educational credential
7115 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 43-3031 6 6 0 0 % 0 1 1 $21.06 $43,802 Some college
7115 Broadcast Announcers and Radio Disc Jockeys 27-3011 100 84 -16 -16 % -3 9 6 $22.74 $47,297 Bachelor's degree
7115 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Film 27-4031 26 32 6 23.08 % 1 2 4 $23.54 $48,969 Bachelor's degree
7115 Carpenters 47-2031 6 7 1 16.67 % 0 1 1 $23.88 $49,673 High school diploma or equivalent
7115 Cashiers 41-2011 5 4 -1 -20 % 0 1 1 $14.16 $29,461 No formal educational credential
7115 Chief Executives 11-1011 11 11 1 0 % 0 1 1 $55.18 $114,771 Bachelor's degree
7115 Choreographers 27-2032 29 32 4 10.34 % 1 5 5 $19.34 $40,222 High school diploma or equivalent
7115 Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians 17-3022 1 1 0 0 % 0 0 0 $33.19 $69,032 Associate's degree
7115 Coaches and Scouts 27-2022 139 144 5 3.6 % 1 19 20 $18.41 $38,301 Bachelor's degree
7115 Commercial and Industrial Designers 27-1021 1 1 0 0 % 0 0 0 $24.68 $51,338 Bachelor's degree
7115 Computer User Support Specialists 15-1232 3 1 -1 -66.67 % 0 0 0 $42.38 $88,143 Some college
7115 Construction Laborers 47-2061 1 2 0 100 % 0 0 0 $19.48 $40,516 No formal educational credential
7115 Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders 51-9193 1 2 0 100 % 0 0 0 $15.98 $33,239 High school diploma or equivalent
7115 Court Reporters and Simultaneous Captioners 27-3092 5 6 1 20 % 0 0 1 $34.45 $71,660 Postsecondary nondegree award
7115 Craft Artists 27-1012 624 727 102 16.51 % 21 66 86 $4.56 $9,492 No formal educational credential
7115 Crematory Operators and Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other 39-9098 1 1 0 0 % 0 0 0 $14.90 $30,995 High school diploma or equivalent
7115 Customer Service Representatives 43-4051 6 7 1 16.67 % 0 1 1 $18.51 $38,503 High school diploma or equivalent
7115 Dancers 27-2031 86 99 13 15.12 % 3 14 17 $23.55 $48,990 No formal educational credential
7115 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 41-9011 59 57 -2 -3.39 % 0 10 9 $20.52 $42,687 No formal educational credential
7115 Designers, All Other 27-1029 4 5 1 25 % 0 0 0 $23.36 $48,584 Bachelor's degree
7115 Desktop Publishers 43-9031 2 2 0 0 % 0 0 0 $28.45 $59,183 Associate's degree
7115 Editors 27-3041 28 28 0 0 % 0 3 3 $25.26 $52,535 Bachelor's degree
7115 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians 17-3023 4 5 1 25 % 0 0 1 $34.07 $70,859 Associate's degree
7115 Electricians 47-2111 7 9 2 28.57 % 0 1 1 $27.45 $57,089 High school diploma or equivalent
7115 Engineers, All Other 17-2199 2 2 0 0 % 0 0 0 $51.72 $107,579 Bachelor's degree
7115 Entertainment Attendants and Related Workers, All Other 39-3099 1 1 0 0 % 0 0 0 $12.96 $26,962 High school diploma or equivalent
7115 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 43-6011 3 3 0 0 % 0 0 0 $30.62 $63,681 High school diploma or equivalent
7115 Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors 39-9031 5 5 0 0 % 0 1 1 $22.85 $47,538 High school diploma or equivalent
7115 Fashion Designers 27-1022 16 20 4 25 % 1 2 2 $25.79 $53,641 Bachelor's degree
7115 Film and Video Editors 27-4032 29 36 8 24.14 % 2 3 4 $26.30 $54,706 Bachelor's degree
7115 Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators 27-1013 1,484 1,747 264 0 % 53 157 210 $7.62 $15,841 Bachelor's degree
7115 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers 41-1012 7 7 1 0 % 0 1 1 $21.59 $44,911 High school diploma or equivalent
7115 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 43-1011 3 3 -1 0 % 0 0 0 $29.41 $61,166 High school diploma or equivalent
7115 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 41-1011 1 1 0 0 % 0 0 0 $18.51 $38,499 High school diploma or equivalent
7115 Floral Designers 27-1023 2 2 0 0 % 0 0 0 $16.12 $33,535 High school diploma or equivalent
7115 Gambling Managers 11-9071 2 3 1 50 % 0 0 0 $25.37 $52,776 High school diploma or equivalent
7115 Gambling Service Workers, All Other 39-3019 5 6 0 20 % 0 1 1 $16.22 $33,740 High school diploma or equivalent
7115 General and Operations Managers 11-1021 10 8 -1 -20 % 0 1 0 $48.62 $101,135 Bachelor's degree
7115 Graphic Designers 27-1024 30 34 5 13.33 % 1 3 4 $23.46 $48,786 Bachelor's degree
7115 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 39-5012 1 2 0 100 % 0 0 0 $15.60 $32,438 Postsecondary nondegree award
7115 Helpers--Production Workers 51-9198 4 6 1 50 % 0 1 1 $15.00 $31,206 High school diploma or equivalent
7115 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 35-9031 1 1 0 0 % 0 0 0 $13.87 $28,852 No formal educational credential
7115 Human Resources Specialists 13-1071 2 2 0 0 % 0 0 0 $32.93 $68,487 Bachelor's degree
7115 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 43-4199 2 3 1 50 % 0 0 0 $22.63 $47,072 High school diploma or equivalent
7115 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 51-9061 2 2 0 0 % 0 0 0 $20.50 $42,650 High school diploma or equivalent
7115 Interior Designers 27-1025 4 4 0 0 % 0 0 0 $23.86 $49,634 Bachelor's degree
7115 Interpreters and Translators 27-3091 6 7 1 16.67 % 0 1 1 $28.73 $59,761 Bachelor's degree
7115 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 43-4111 1 1 0 0 % 0 0 0 $24.01 $49,942 High school diploma or equivalent
7115 Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers 51-9071 3 4 1 33.33 % 0 0 1 $12.71 $26,432 High school diploma or equivalent
7115 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 53-7062 29 29 -1 0 % 0 3 3 $16.68 $34,696 No formal educational credential
7115 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 37-3011 3 3 1 0 % 0 0 0 $17.26 $35,897 No formal educational credential
7115 Lawyers 23-1011 1 1 0 0 % 0 0 0 $62.70 $130,410 Doctoral or professional degree
7115 Light Truck Drivers 53-3033 2 2 0 0 % 0 0 0 $17.14 $35,657 High school diploma or equivalent
7115 Lighting Technicians and Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other 27-4098 4 4 -1 0 % 0 0 0 $24.57 $51,109 High school diploma or equivalent
7115 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 49-9071 1 1 0 0 % 0 0 0 $21.45 $44,609 High school diploma or equivalent
7115 Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance 39-5091 3 4 1 33.33 % 0 0 0 $37.28 $77,535 Postsecondary nondegree award
7115 Management Analysts 13-1111 2 2 -1 0 % 0 0 0 $37.27 $77,519 Bachelor's degree
7115 Manicurists and Pedicurists 39-5092 7 7 0 0 % 0 1 1 $12.42 $25,840 Postsecondary nondegree award
7115 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 13-1161 5 6 0 20 % 0 0 1 $31.48 $65,479 Bachelor's degree
7115 Marketing Managers 11-2021 2 2 0 0 % 0 0 0 $52.09 $108,353 Bachelor's degree
7115 Mechanical Engineers 17-2141 1 1 0 0 % 0 0 0 $47.21 $98,191 Bachelor's degree
7115 Media and Communication Workers, All Other 27-3099 11 10 -1 -9.09 % 0 1 1 $28.22 $58,703 High school diploma or equivalent
7115 Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners 13-1121 6 6 0 0 % 0 1 1 $26.43 $54,974 Bachelor's degree
7115 Miscellaneous Construction and Related Workers 47-4098 1 2 0 100 % 0 0 0 $22.14 $46,057 High school diploma or equivalent
7115 Miscellaneous Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers 27-2099 610 739 129 21.15 % 26 71 97 $17.38 $36,159 No formal educational credential
7115 Models 41-9012 82 107 25 30.49 % 5 16 22 $18.83 $39,172 No formal educational credential
7115 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 51-9195 7 8 1 14.29 % 0 1 1 $15.57 $32,380 High school diploma or equivalent
7115 Museum Technicians and Conservators 25-4013 12 13 1 8.33 % 0 1 2 $22.41 $46,622 Bachelor's degree
7115 Music Directors and Composers 27-2041 305 338 33 10.82 % 7 35 42 $17.07 $35,498 Bachelor's degree
7115 Musicians and Singers 27-2042 1,603 1,792 190 0 % 38 185 223 $18.75 $39,009 No formal educational credential
7115 News Analysts, Reporters, and Journalists 27-3023 144 166 22 15.28 % 4 16 20 $19.40 $40,347 Bachelor's degree
7115 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 43-9199 5 7 1 40 % 0 1 1 $15.34 $31,908 High school diploma or equivalent
7115 Office Clerks, General 43-9061 5 4 -1 -20 % 0 1 0 $19.03 $39,576 High school diploma or equivalent
7115 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 47-2141 26 32 6 23.08 % 1 3 4 $19.75 $41,088 No formal educational credential
7115 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 51-9123 2 2 0 0 % 0 0 0 $16.82 $34,994 No formal educational credential
7115 Passenger Vehicle Drivers, Except Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 53-3058 2 2 0 0 % 0 0 0 $15.12 $31,443 No formal educational credential
7115 Personal Service Managers, All Other; Entertainment and Recreation Managers, Except Gambling; and Managers, All Other 11-9198 145 157 12 8.28 % 2 10 12 $30.48 $63,390 Bachelor's degree
7115 Photographers 27-4021 354 393 39 11.02 % 8 33 41 $21.89 $45,531 High school diploma or equivalent
7115 Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators 51-9151 6 7 1 16.67 % 0 1 1 $18.74 $38,983 High school diploma or equivalent
7115 Police and Sheriffs Patrol Officers 33-3051 2 2 0 0 % 0 0 0 $47.93 $99,704 High school diploma or equivalent
7115 Postsecondary Teachers 25-1099 2 3 0 50 % 0 0 0 $39.20 $81,532 Doctoral or professional degree
7115 Producers and Directors 27-2012 64 67 3 4.69 % 1 5 6 $27.29 $56,760 Bachelor's degree
7115 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 43-5061 8 9 1 12.5 % 0 1 1 $24.05 $50,014 High school diploma or equivalent
7115 Project Management Specialists and Business Operations Specialists, All Other 13-1198 8 9 1 12.5 % 0 1 1 $36.29 $75,487 Bachelor's degree
7115 Proofreaders and Copy Markers 43-9081 4 5 1 25 % 0 1 1 $22.25 $46,272 Bachelor's degree
7115 Public Relations Specialists 27-3031 4 4 0 0 % 0 0 0 $36.74 $76,411 Bachelor's degree
7115 Receptionists and Information Clerks 43-4171 2 2 0 0 % 0 0 0 $16.21 $33,718 High school diploma or equivalent
7115 Recreation Workers 39-9032 2 2 0 0 % 0 0 0 $15.14 $31,494 High school diploma or equivalent
7115 Retail Salespersons 41-2031 7 8 0 14.29 % 0 1 1 $14.60 $30,360 No formal educational credential
7115 Riggers 49-9096 1 1 0 0 % 0 0 0 $30.62 $63,697 High school diploma or equivalent
7115 Sales Managers 11-2022 1 1 0 0 % 0 0 0 $53.03 $110,295 Bachelor's degree
7115 Sales Representatives of Services, Except Advertising, Insurance, Financial Services, and Travel 41-3091 3 3 0 0 % 0 0 0 $26.59 $55,313 High school diploma or equivalent
7115 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 25-2031 3 4 1 33.33 % 0 0 0 $39.50 $82,150 Bachelor's degree
7115 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 43-6014 7 6 -1 -14.29 % 0 1 1 $19.70 $40,966 High school diploma or equivalent
7115 Security Guards 33-9032 1 1 0 0 % 0 0 0 $15.38 $31,995 High school diploma or equivalent
7115 Self-Enrichment Teachers 25-3021 110 126 15 14.55 % 3 13 16 $24.81 $51,601 High school diploma or equivalent
7115 Set and Exhibit Designers 27-1027 20 22 2 10 % 0 2 2 $19.29 $40,132 Bachelor's degree
7115 Shampooers 39-5093 22 28 5 27.27 % 1 3 4 $9.55 $19,856 No formal educational credential
7115 Skincare Specialists 39-5094 2 2 0 0 % 0 0 0 $14.94 $31,081 Postsecondary nondegree award
7115 Sound Engineering Technicians 27-4014 5 5 0 0 % 0 0 1 $28.05 $58,354 Postsecondary nondegree award
7115 Special Effects Artists and Animators 27-1014 247 278 31 12.55 % 6 25 32 $14.79 $30,754 Bachelor's degree
7115 Substitute Teachers, Short-Term 25-3031 2 2 0 0 % 0 0 0 $18.38 $38,234 Bachelor's degree
7115 Technical Writers 27-3042 52 61 9 17.31 % 2 5 7 $35.09 $72,983 Bachelor's degree
7115 Therapists, All Other 29-1129 1 1 0 0 % 0 0 0 $31.35 $65,209 Bachelor's degree
7115 Tour and Travel Guides 39-7018 2 2 0 0 % 0 0 0 $21.95 $45,657 High school diploma or equivalent
7115 Tutors and Teachers and Instructors, All Other 25-3097 2 1 -1 -50 % 0 0 0 $20.08 $41,770 Bachelor's degree
7115 Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials 27-2023 20 19 0 -5 % 0 3 3 $19.54 $40,653 High school diploma or equivalent
7115 Web Developers and Digital Interface Designers 15-1257 6 6 1 0 % 0 0 1 $25.98 $54,048 Associate's degree
7115 Woodworkers, All Other 51-7099 1 1 0 0 % 0 0 0 $14.02 $29,161 High school diploma or equivalent
7115 Writers and Authors 27-3043 1,878 2,114 236 100 % 47 187 235 $17.11 $35,579 Bachelor's degree