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Critic Salary

$65,759 (USD)

Average Salary

$32/hr

Average Hourly

$1,657

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 10, 2019

The average pay for a Critic is $65,759 a year and $32 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Critic is between $47,363 and $81,013. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Writes critical reviews of literary, musical, or artistic works and performances for broadcast and publication: attends art exhibitions, musical or dramatic performances, reads books, or previews motion picture or television presentations.
  • Analyzes factors such as theme, expression, and technique, and makes comparisons to other works and standards.
  • Forms critical opinions based on personal knowledge, judgment, and experience.
  • Organizes material to emphasize prominent features, and writes review.
  • Presents oral review in live or recorded form when working in broadcasting medium.
  • May enter information into computer to prepare reviews.
  • May be designated according to field of specialization as art critic; book critic; drama critic; movie critic; music critic.
Critic Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Writers and Authors

Job family population: 45,210

Estimated population of Critic jobs: 2,275

Rate of error: 2.1%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$76,233
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Critic Job Listings for United States

Captain
Nov 29
Washington, DC, USA
Masseria
Washington Post food critic, Tom Sietsema, selected Masseria as third among his top 10 favorite restaurants in Washington, DC for 2015. The restaurant's name carries a heartfelt meaning, defining the ...
Event Sales Manager
Nov 26
us
Gabriel Kreuther
It received a glowing, three-star review by New York Times critic Pete Wells and was awarded AAA's Five Diamond Award for 2016. And in 2018 it was awarded it second Michelin star. The Event Sales ...
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Nov 22
Omaha, NE, USA
Radio Engineering Industries, Inc.
Self-Motivated - you are your harshest critic and biggest supporter * Goal-oriented - you understand how your work fits in the big picture and follow through to make your goals a reality As a ...
Target Analyst Reporter
Oct 7
Fort Gordon, GA, USA
Xator Corporation
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Nov 13
Conroe, Texas, USA
NurseFly Travel Nursing
Corinna Kirsch, the famous art critic, is from Conroe. During the oil profits in the 1930's, for a short period of time, Conroe boasted having many millionaires living in its city, and in 1955, Elvis ...

The average pay for a Critic is $65,759 a year and $32 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Critic is between $47,363 and $81,013. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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