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Visual Arts

Typical Annual Salaries

Junior Designer £14,000 – £25,000
Senior Designer £25,000 – £45,000
Photographer £10,500 – £21,250
Community Arts Worker £13,000 – £25,000
Jewellery Designer £16,000 – £20,000
Museum/Gallery Curator £26,500 – £30,000
Printmaker £16,000 – £19,000
Art Therapist £25,500 – £34,200
Architect £15,000 – £80,000
Animator £12,000 – £26,000

Annual figures have been rounded to the nearest hundred and weekly figures to the nearest full pound. Source: www.prospects.ac.uk

Facts

  • The creative arts sector can be divided into various industries: advertising, craft, cultural heritage, design, fashion, film entertainment, literature, music, performing arts, photography, TV & radio and visual arts.
  • With more small to medium-sized business, competition for jobs in the sector is very high, with 85% of companies employing
fewer than four people, 14% employing 5 to 50 people and only 1% employing more than 50 people (Creative and Cultural Industries 2012/13 reports).
  • There are, however, examples of large well-established organisations including;
Advertising: Leo Burnett, Saatchi and Saatchi, Ogilvy Group.
Crafts: Crafts Council. Cultural heritage: National Museum of Wales. Film: Ealing studios, Working Title.