Agents and business managers of artists, performers, and athletes

What Agents Do

Represent and promote artists, performers, and athletes in dealings with current or prospective employers. May handle contract negotiation and other business matters for clients.

Agent Salaries

  • 2020 employment: 18,700
  • May 2021 median annual wage: $78,410

Job Outlook for Agents

Projected employment change, 2020-30:

  • Number of new jobs: 8,600
  • Growth rate: 46 percent (Much faster than average)

How to Become an Agent

Education and training:

  • Typical entry-level education: Bachelor's degree
  • Work experience in a related occupation: Less than 5 years
  • Typical on-the-job training: None

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*Some content used by permission of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor.

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