Which careers have the most earning potential for visual and performing arts graduates?

After graduation, visual and performing arts graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average.

Visual and Performing Arts graduate salaries over time

The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in visual and performing arts is $35,663, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $41,925.

This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:

Wage ($USD)

Wage Range Median Wage

Years of work experience

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