Performing Artist Salary

How much does a Performing Artist make?

The average Performing Artist in the US makes $52,550. The average bonus for a Performing Artist is $1,236 which represents 2% of their salary, with 100% of people reporting that they receive a bonus each year. Performing Artists make the most in Portland at $67,826, averaging total compensation 29% greater than the US average.

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The average performing-artist in the US makes $52,550

Salary Ranges for Performing Artists

The salaries of Performing Artists in the US range from $19,140 to $113,600 , with a median salary of $47,759 . The middle 57% of Performing Artists makes between $47,759 and $68,610, with the top 86% making $113,600.

How much tax will you have to pay as a Performing Artist

For an individual filer in this tax bracket, you would have an estimated average federal tax in 2018 of 22%. After a federal tax rate of 22% has been taken out, Performing Artists could expect to have a take-home pay of $45,049/year, with each paycheck equaling approximately $1,877*.

* assuming bi-monthly pay period. Taxes estimated using tax rates for a single filer using 2018 federal and state tax tables. Metro-specific taxes are not considered in calculations. This data is intended to be an estimate, not prescriptive financial or tax advice.

Quality of Life for Performing Artist

With a take-home pay of roughly $3,754/month, and the median 2BR apartment rental price of $2,506/mo**, a Performing Artist would pay 66.75% of their monthly take-home salary towards rent.

** This rental cost was derived according to an online report at Apartment List
*** Average cost of living was acquired from Numbeo's Cost of Living Index

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