Dancers and Choreographers Salary in Sector of Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

The salary statistics of dancers and choreographers in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare dancers and choreographers salaries in different industries within the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector.

Average Annual Salary of Dancers and Choreographers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,770
25th Percentile Wage
$22,240
50th Percentile Wage
$33,780
75th Percentile Wage
$52,970
90th Percentile Wage
$81,300

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for dancers and choreographers in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) dancers and choreographers is $81,300. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $33,780. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid dancers and choreographers is $18,770.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of dancers and choreographers in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201633,780-2.93%4.17%
201534,7703.71%-
201433,480-1.28%-
201333,9104.54%-
201232,370--

Compare Dancers and Choreographers Salary in Different Industries within the Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Sector

The average salaries of dancers and choreographers in twelve industries in the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for dancers and choreographers occupations is the amusement parks and arcades industry with an annual salary $49,970. The lowest paying industry is the museums, historical sites, and similar institutions industry (annual salary $18,950). For detailed dancers and choreographers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Amusement Parks and Arcades
$49,970
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
$41,950
Performing Arts Companies
$35,840
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$34,830
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters
$33,400
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$32,060
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers
$32,020
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries
$30,250
Spectator Sports
$27,140
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
$26,690
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$18,950
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$18,950

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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