Artist salary in the United States

Average salary
Based on 3,027 income tax records
Average salary by age
How much do Artists make?
The average total salary for a Artist is $34,000 per year. This is based on data from 3,027 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Artist and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Artist salary can vary between $16,500 to $124,000 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Artist salary by location

Artist salary by company

Average salary per year*
Salary range**
Nickelodeon Animation Studios, Los Angeles County, CA
12 income tax records
$71K – $126K
Entertainment Partners, Los Angeles County, CA
30 income tax records
$25K – $140K

Artist demographics in United States

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68% are single
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32% are married
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20% have kids
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38% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Artists in United States

3,027 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a artist in the United States is $34,000 per year. Artist salaries in the United States can vary between $16,500 to $124,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 3,027 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as artist.

The following cities offer the highest salaries for artists in the United States: San Jose Metro Area, CA ($76,000 a year), Los Angeles Metro Area, CA ($60,500 a year), and Raleigh Metro Area, NC ($59,000 a year).
Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Salaries here are not representative of the total population and may reflect different levels of experience or education. Learn more
Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.