I know you've often asked yourself this same question. To give you a birds eye view, I decided to research the statistics on a few talent endeavors. Rather you are looking for a full time career in talent or just a part time endeavor in your passions, this article is sure to provide you an in-depth insight into how much your talents are worth. After reading the following statistics, I want to hear your thoughts and ideas on your income based talents. Sound good?
The top 10 percent of workers in terms of annual income made more than $65,510 year and the bottom 10 percent earned less than $17,450. This means 80 percent of all photographers had incomes between $20,270 and $65,510 a year, so a typical photographer could expect annual earnings within that range.
Entry level education: High school diploma or equivalent
Median pay (hourly): 13.7 USD (2012)
Projected 10-year growth: 4% (2012)
Guitarists earn salaries averaging slightly under $70,000 annually. Salary and Qualifications. Top guitarists such as Jon Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton and Bo Diddley earn millions of dollars per year. But the average salary for a guitarist was $67,000 as of 2013, according to the jobsite Indeed.
What is the average salary of an actor? The lowest-paid 10 percent made $8.79 hourly, and the highest-paid 10 percent earned over $90 hourly. Most worked in the motion picture and video industries to make a mean hourly $43.33. However, independent actors made the highest average pay at $45.39 per hour.
Many opera musicians are paid per performance or service, the range being $400 – $1,000 per performance. At the top opera company in America, the Metropolitan Opera, the singers are paid, on average, $200,000 per year.Sep 29, 2014
For a rough estimate, the weekly salary is $1500 for an ensemble member or minor character. For an extremely well-known actor in a lead role, the weekly salary can be as much as $40,000. This sort of sum, however, is very rare. Many leading actors with little fame are paid between $5,000 and $10,000/week.
Now that you've obtained further knowledge on how much your talents are worth, it's easier to see how with the right opportunities, time invested and financial insight...can help grow your talents all around!
I'm looking forward to reading your comments below.
It's all right around the corner!
From a young age, can you remember the sheer excitement of going somewhere new or even visiting a familiar place? If you're like me, I would get adventurous thoughts, such as "Oh, oh, oh...are we there yet? What will we explore first?" It's like Dora the Explorer with her trusty Map! And of course, the occasional "Are we there yet?" because when you're young or even a *little* older like me...you just gotta get out and go.
As many of you can see, my fiancé and I go on our own adventures. On occasion, we may travel quite far. Generally though, it's usually all right around the corner. It's amazing what you can find when you do your research and map out a plan of action. Once you're there, go deep! Don't leave that town without noticing the cracks and crevices that make it stand out. We both have a fascination and appreciation for historical spots and it's people. You see...as Photographers and "all around" Artists, we find the most intricate details of every nook and cranny. That being said, Photojournalism is huge for me as I'm currently writing my first book..."A Daughter's Journey: Dave Vacant & the Mab." Of course, the time spent together is most important.
Every trip you take, either local or far away, has
a purpose. Embrace it, run with it and have
Speaking of connections, I want to thank Paul Marc, Tour Ascension, Donaldsonville Downtown Development District and Donaldsonville Building Registry...for your amazing support. Now onto your travels and many more for us! Where have you traveled or where will you go next? We want to hear from you!
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