Musicians and singers

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
106k
Average Age
47
Estimated Job Growth
0.911%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$34,879
Average Male Salary
$40,830
Average Female Salary
$25,829

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Musicians and singers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Religious organizations is the industry that employs the most Musicians and singers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Musicians and singers, by average wage, is Sound recording industries. Musicians and singers are paid most in Red Bank & Tinton Falls (North) Boroughs PUMA, NJ but are relatively concentrated in Nashville-Davidson (Central) PUMA, TN.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$34,879
AVERAGE SALARY
± $4,122

In 2020, Musicians and singers earned an average of $34,879, $21,075 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Miscellaneous woodworkers, including model makers & patternmakers make somewhat more than Musicians and singers while Refuse & recyclable material collectors make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Musicians and singers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.591
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Musicians and singers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.591, which is higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly for Musicians and singers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Musicians and singers.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Musicians and singers.

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Industries

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Musicians and singers, by average wage, are Sound recording industries, Motion pictures & video industries, and U. S. Air Force.

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Industries by Share

106k
2020 Workforce
± 7,978
−0.959%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 10.8%

The number of people employed as Musicians and singers has been declining at a rate of −0.959%, from 106,683 people in 2019 to 105,660 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Musicians and singers employed by various industries. Religious organizations employs the largest share of Musicians and singers at  41.5%, followed by Independent artists, writers, and performers with 17.2% and Performing arts companies with 15.9%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Musicians and singers in the US. The average age of male Musicians and singers in the workforce is 43.6 and of female Musicians and singers is 52.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Musicians and singers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

63.7k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 6,197
41.9k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 5,026

60.3% of Musicians and singers are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Musicians and singers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Musicians and singers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

71.8% of Musicians and singers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 13% of Musicians and singers, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Musicians and singers.

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Age by Sex

43.6
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.67
52.3
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 2.27

The median age of Musicians and singers is 47, and Male employees are generally 8.74 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Musicians and singers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Musicians and singers is Visual & Performing Arts but a relatively high number of Musicians and singers hold a major in Visual & Performing Arts.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Musicians and Singers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Musicians and Singers are expected to see a growth of 0.911% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

0.911%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Musicians and Singers. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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