Every time people are thinking of a career path, among the things that they always take into equation is the amount they will be earning. And if you are planning to take art as a career, then you are certainly thinking of the same thing as well.

If you like to know how much you would actually generate as an artist, then let us take a look at the report from Bureau of Labor Statistics. You’d be surprised with the number of ways how artists could make money.

Commercial artists

These are artists who are working for others either as a freelancer or in a business. Duties of a commercial includes but not limited to the following:

  • Drawing illustrations for services and products
  • Catalog layout
  • Newsletter writing

Earnings of commercial artists as of 2017 ranges from 48,000 to 92,000 dollars per year.

Commission and Visual Artists

Commission artists are basically artists who are working for hire in creating unique and one-of-a-kind works for specific clients. This includes landscapes, painting portraits of pets and people and any other portrait style art.

Earnings of such artist can range from 20,000 to 91,000 annually.

Graphic Design Artists

These professionals are using photography, illustration and typography in order to create solutions for their client’s problems.

This can be anything from logo creation, magazine as well as publication design, web design and so forth.

They can command an income of around 27,000 to 82,000 dollars per annum.