From dancers to photographers and painters, here's how much 28 jobs in the art world really pay

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Being creative can pay off.

From musicians to artists, people making a career off their creative talents can rake in good salaries each year.

Business Insider analyzed average annual salaries for 28 creative jobs using the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Employment Statistics program, which offers data on employment and wages across different occupations and industries. Three top creative jobs - actors, musicians, and dancers - did not have annual salaries published by the BLS, and so we estimated annual earnings using average hourly wages.

While some roles, like floral designers, earn under $30,000 a year, art directors, architects, and video editors earn near $100,000.

Here's what 28 creative-type jobs pay.

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28. Floral designers make $28,900 a year.

28. Floral designers make $28,900 a year.

27. Craft artists make $40,490 a year.

27. Craft artists make $40,490 a year.

26. Photographers make $42,770 a year.

26. Photographers make $42,770 a year.

25. Dancers make $43,056 a year.

25. Dancers make $43,056 a year.

24. Jewelers make $43,570 a year.

24. Jewelers make $43,570 a year.

23. Chefs and head cooks make $52,160 a year.

23. Chefs and head cooks make $52,160 a year.

22. Choreographers make $53,560 a year.

22. Choreographers make $53,560 a year.

21. Graphic designers make $54,680 a year.

21. Graphic designers make $54,680 a year.

20. Fine artists make $58,370 a year.

20. Fine artists make $58,370 a year.

19. Interior designers make $59,120 a year.

19. Interior designers make $59,120 a year.

18. Music directors make $59,790 a year.

18. Music directors make $59,790 a year.

17. Set and exhibit designers make $61,020 a year.

17. Set and exhibit designers make $61,020 a year.

16. Actors make $61,027 a year.

16. Actors make $61,027 a year.

15. Camera operators make $61,750 on average.

15. Camera operators make $61,750 on average.

14. General artists make $67,700 a year.

14. General artists make $67,700 a year.

13. Designers make $68,610 a year.

13. Designers make $68,610 a year.

12. Editors make $69,480 a year.

12. Editors make $69,480 a year.

11. Commercial and industrial designers make $71,430 a year.

11. Commercial and industrial designers make $71,430 a year.

10. Makeup artists make $72,030 a year.

10. Makeup artists make $72,030 a year.

9. Writers and authors make $73,090 a year.

9. Writers and authors make $73,090 a year.

8. Web developers make $75,580 a year.

8. Web developers make $75,580 a year.

7. Musicians and singers make $78,021 a year.

7. Musicians and singers make $78,021 a year.

6. Multimedia artists and animators make $78,230 a year.

6. Multimedia artists and animators make $78,230 a year.

5. Film and video editors make $86,830 a year.

5. Film and video editors make $86,830 a year.

4. Fashion designers make $87,610 a year.

4. Fashion designers make $87,610 a year.

3. Architects make $88,860 a year.

3. Architects make $88,860 a year.

2. Producers and directors make $89,840 a year.

2. Producers and directors make $89,840 a year.

1. Art directors make $104,590 a year.

1. Art directors make $104,590 a year.
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