Artist salary in California

Average salary
Based on 627 income tax records
Average salary by age
How much do Artists make?
The average total salary for a Artist is $50,500 per year. This is based on data from 627 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Artist and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Artist salary can vary between $17,000 to $158,500 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

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Artist salary by company

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Salary range**
Sony Interactive, California
10 income tax records
$88K – $348K
Nickelodeon Animation Studios, California
13 income tax records
$71K – $132K
Alameda Paying Agent, California
12 income tax records
$53K – $176K
Entertainment Partners, California
35 income tax records
$25K – $140K
TriNet, California
12 income tax records
$35K – $86K
Trader Joe's, California
10 income tax records
$24K – $50K

Artist demographics in California

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72% are single
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28% are married
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15% have kids
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39% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Artists in California

627 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a artist in California is $50,500 per year. Artist salaries in California can vary between $17,000 to $158,500 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 627 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as artist.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for artists in California: Sony Interactive ($156,000 a year), Nickelodeon Animation Studios ($114,000 a year), and Alameda Paying Agent ($102,000 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for artists in California: Irvine, CA ($122,500 a year), Burbank, CA ($92,000 a year), and Glendale, CA ($83,500 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.