Art Schools
In New York City, New York

Art faculty can choose to work at one of 17 art schools in New York City. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of art and art education in New York City, which includes art training at the following levels:

  • Art Certificate
  • Associates degree in Art
  • Bachelors degree in Art
  • Masters degree in Art
  • PhD degree in Art


Professional Trends

New York City Vs. New York Art Employment

New York City 8,250
New York 10,050

Exactly 3,640 of the 5,080 art professionals employed in New York, work in New York City. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of art professionals in New York City has shrunk by 1%. Overall employment in New York City has increased.

New York City Vs. New York Art employment growth

4,160 4,970 5,580 5,500 5,080
3,680 3,430 4,670 4,360 3,640
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: New York
  • Dark Yellow: New York City

Art VS. All professions salaries in New York City

$54,107 $54,720 $54,050 $53,677 $54,397
$50,840 $52,790 $54,850 $56,250 $57,170
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Art in New York City
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in New York City

As the number of art professionals in New York City has shrunk, salaries for art professionals have increased. In 2010 New York City art professionals earned an average yearly salary of $54,397. Art professionals in New York City made a yearly average salary of $54,107, four years earlier in 2006. This growth is slower than the salary trend for all careers in New York City.

Salary percentiles for Art professionals in New York City

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

Art professionals in New York City make a median yearly salary of $49,747. The 10% of art professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $28,113 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $92,077 per year.

Average Salaries for Art professionals and related professions in New York City

Web Design
Graphic Design
Visual Communications

On average art professionals in New York City earn salaries that are lower than the salaries earned by other professionals in New York City.

Educational Trends

Art schools in New York City


Many of New York City's art professionals are graduates of one of the 17 accredited art schools in the city.

Art Programs Offered In New York City


There are a total of 70 degree and certificate programs in art offered by New York City's art schools.

Student Completed Art Degrees In New York City


In 2010 approximately 3,249 students graduated from art courses.

Art Faculty Salaries in New York City, New York

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