While the very best magicians can makes millions of dollars, getting to that point takes a lot of hard work and a long time, and novice magicians start much smaller. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, public performers (the BLS category that includes magicians) make an average of $38,688 annually, which breaks down to an hourly wage of about $18.60. The median annual salary of magicians tends to be around $49,000, and $100,000 annually is considered to be a good salary. The best-paid states for magicians are Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Nevada.
- It is known that the celebrity magicians make a lot of money yearly but it took a lot of hard work for them to get there.
- According to the author, the top three magicians and how much they made are David Copperfield ($61 million), Penn & Teller ($30 million), and Criss Angel ($16 million).
- The average magician earns about $18.60 an hour but earnings depend on factors such as whether one is just starting out, where one lives, and the company employing you.
“Of course how much you make depends on your fame and venue, but when your goal is to wow the world, the sky’s the limit!”