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Choreographers Salary in Sector of Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

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

Average Annual Salary of Choreographers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for 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) choreographers is $104,930. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $41,670. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid choreographers is $22,820.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth

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

The average salaries of choreographers in ten 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 choreographers occupations is the amusement parks and arcades industry with an annual salary $59,610. The lowest paying industry is the other amusement and recreation industries industry (annual salary $30,010). For detailed choreographers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Amusement Parks and Arcades
Performing Arts Companies
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
Spectator Sports
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries

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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