How are artists in America doing? And what are they doing? Xanadu Gallery has been running a survey to answer these questions. It's not a proper random sample (lot of self-selection bias here), but they managed to get response from over 1000 artists across the country, of which 44% consider themselves "full-time artists." Here is the link to the full survey.
Here's a sample pie chart from the survey results (re-posted from Xanadu's Red Dot blog):