Make or Break: Race and Ethnicity in Entry-Level Compensation for Arts Administrators in Los Angeles County

This study of compensation for entry-level arts administrators in Los Angeles County reveals troubling disparities between those who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and their White counterparts. Entry-level arts staff, no matter their race or ethnicity, were found to have annual earnings lower than a living wage for LA County. This study highlights how they experience and manage low earnings. Further, this study finds differences in education levels and debt, including student debt, between these groups.

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