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Best careers for creative people

Anthropologists and archeologists.

Art therapists.

Chefs.

Composers.

Foley artists.

Font designers.

Glaziers.

Grant writers.

Advertising manager.

Copywriter.

Illustrator.

Tattoo artist.

Interior designer.

Marketing manager.

Makeup artist.

Industrial designer.


Wages


According to the BLS Occupational Employment Statistics survey, wages were higher than the overall median in nearly all of these occupations in May 2014. (See table 1.) However, these estimates do not include wages for self-employed workers, whose incomes may vary more widely than those of wage and salary workers overall.


Occupation Median annual wage


Artists and related workers


Art directors $85,610

Craft artists 31,080

Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators 43,890

Multimedia artists and animators 63,630

Designers

Commercial and industrial designers 64,620

Fashion designers 64,030

Floral designers 24,750

Graphic designers 45,900

Interior designers 48,400

Set and exhibit designers 49,810

Media and communication workers

Editors 54,890

Photographers 30,490

Technical writers 69,030

Writers and authors 58,850

All occupations 35,540


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics survey (excludes self-employed).

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