statistics

Statistics about art and artists

2,000,000: the number of self-identified artists in the U.S., according to the National Endowment for the Arts (2014)

$504.4 billion: the amount that the production of art, cultural goods, and related services contribute to the U.S. economy (2011); aka 3.25% of gross domestic product

 

INCOME

$36,600: the mean annual income of 4,800 U.S. craft artists (2013)

$44,150: the median annual income of 259,500 U.S. graphic designers (2013)

$50,900: the mean annual income of 12,000 U.S. fine artists (incl. painters, sculptors, illustrators) (2013)

$72,400: the mean annual income of 30,800 U.S. animators and multimedia artists (2013)

$72,600: the mean annual income of 92,900 U.S. postsecondary (college) art teachers/professors (2013)

$73,000: the median annual income of 107,400 U.S. architects (2012)

$80,900: the median annual income of 74,800 U.S. art directors (2012)