Income and career development
Fact 7: The average visual artist works a 42 hour week and earns $34,900 a year.  -  Creation  -  Visual Arts

All types of artists face challenges meeting their minimum income requirements, but visual artists earn amongst the lowest incomes of any artists, despite being one of the most highly educated groups in the workforce.

In 2009, the average visual artist spent 42 hours a week across arts and non-arts work, and earned $34,900 from all sources.