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Highest Paying Industries for Dancers and Choreographers

The top 33 highest paying industries for dancers and choreographers (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $59,310, state government, including schools and hospitals is the highest paying industry for dancers and choreographers. It is followed by educational services - local government owned industry (average annual salary $55,610). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of dancers and choreographers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 33 Highest Paying Industries for Dancers and Choreographers

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 State government, including schools and hospitals
$59,310
90
2 Educational Services - Local government owned
$55,610
60
3 Junior colleges - Local government owned
$55,130
40
4 Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$55,130
40
5 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$54,490
180
6 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$53,540
70
7 Educational Services - State government owned
$53,540
70
8 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$49,410
120
9 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$47,160
n/a
10 Elementary and Secondary Schools
$46,190
30
11 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$45,900
90
12 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$44,570
60
13 Educational Services
$41,260
5,690
14 Educational Services - Privately owned
$40,920
5,570
15 Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$40,880
5,500
16 Other Schools and Instruction
$40,880
5,500
17 Performing Arts Companies
$40,810
5,090
18 Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters
$39,160
840
19 Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services
$38,730
210
20 Administrative and Support Services
$38,410
220
21 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$38,410
220
22 Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$37,650
6,570
23 Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers
$37,410
n/a
24 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$33,480
8,690
25 Full-Service Restaurants
$32,470
n/a
26 Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
$30,810
500
27 Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
$30,350
140
28 Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$26,130
1,810
29 Spectator Sports
$25,500
840
30 Accommodation and Food Services
$24,440
2,160
31 Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)
$23,250
1,720
32 Restaurants and Other Eating Places
$19,100
n/a
33 Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$18,070
300