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Costume Attendant Salary Information

The salary statistics of costume attendants are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of costume attendants within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The costume attendants annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. Costume Attendant Salary in the United States

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

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for costume attendants. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) costume attendants is $81,370. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $41,670. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,900. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 330% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Table 2. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $41,670 13.70%
2013 $36,650 -0.30%
2012 $36,760 12.04%
2011 $32,810 12.56%
2010 $29,150 -

Table 2 shows the salary trend for costume attendants from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 42.95%. We note that in 2013 the average salary decreased by -0.30%.We also note that the average annual wage had a sizable growth of 12.04% in 2012 and a sizable growth of 12.56% in 2011.

Table 3. Average Salary of Costume Attendants vs. Related Jobs

Table 4. Costume Attendant Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of costume attendants in 5 major industry sectors are shown in Table 4. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for costume attendants occupations is the information sector with an annual salary $55,190. The lowest paying sector is the educational services sector (annual salary $35,120).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Accommodation and Food Services
Educational Services

Table 5. Median Annual Wage of Costume Attendants by States

From the above tables we note that not only costume attendants 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 costume attendants in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $18,510 to $67,730. The highest paying state for costume attendants is New York with a median annual salary of $67,730. The lowest paying state is Oklahoma with a median annual salary of $18,510. For more salary information of costume attendants profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
New York
New Mexico
District of Columbia
New Jersey
North Carolina