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Choreographers Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for choreographers in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of choreographers among California metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Choreographers in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,240
25th Percentile Wage
$34,860
50th Percentile Wage
$71,680
75th Percentile Wage
$92,170
90th Percentile Wage
$112,780

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for choreographers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $112,780. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $71,680. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,240.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$12.14
25th Percentile Wage
$16.76
50th Percentile Wage
$34.46
75th Percentile Wage
$44.31
90th Percentile Wage
$54.22

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for choreographers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $54.22. The median hourly salary is $34.46. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $12.14.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of choreographers from 2012 to 2016. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2016.

YearMedian Salary Growth4-Year Growth
201671,680-11.50%36.30%
201479,92029.73%-
201356,16018.70%-
201245,660--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Choreographers in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of choreographers in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of choreographers in state of California ranges from $24,510 to $96,010. The highest paying area for choreographers in California is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with a median annual salary of $96,010. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont (mean annual salary $84,770). The lowest paying area is Oakland-Fremont-Hayward with a median annual salary of $24,510.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$96,010
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$84,770
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$82,560
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$64,100
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$55,240
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$54,270
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$47,300
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$44,070
Bakersfield-Delano
$28,230
Modesto
$26,440
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$24,510


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