Choreographers Salary Information

The salary statistics of choreographers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of choreographers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The choreographers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Choreographers Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,520
25th Percentile Wage
$31,790
50th Percentile Wage
$48,240
75th Percentile Wage
$69,430
90th Percentile Wage
$94,400

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for choreographers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) choreographers is $94,400. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $48,240. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,520. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 338% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of choreographers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201648,2404.77%20.98%
201545,9403.68%-
201444,2500.27%-
201344,13013.62%-
201238,120--

Table 2. Choreographers Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of choreographers in 2 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2.

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Educational Services
$49,750
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$41,670

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Choreographers by States

From the above tables we note that not only choreographers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of choreographers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $18,130 to $73,230. The highest paying state for choreographers is New York with a median annual salary of $73,230. The lowest paying state is Alabama with a median annual salary of $18,130. For more salary information of choreographers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
New York
$73,230
California
$71,680
Wisconsin
$63,090
Virginia
$58,560
Texas
$57,480
Florida
$54,580
Oklahoma
$54,360
Utah
$53,900
New Jersey
$51,550
Ohio
$44,100
Illinois
$44,080
Kentucky
$42,090
Idaho
$39,770
South Carolina
$38,580
Arizona
$37,930
Minnesota
$37,260
Indiana
$36,670
Michigan
$35,900
Wyoming
$34,800
Louisiana
$31,630
Mississippi
$30,920
South Dakota
$30,510
Pennsylvania
$30,290
Kansas
$25,330
Alabama
$18,130


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