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Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Worker Salary Information

The salary statistics of entertainers and performers, sports and related workers are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of entertainers and performers, sports and related workers in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of entertainers and performers, sports and related workers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The entertainers and performers, sports and related workers 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. Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Worker Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,940
25th Percentile Wage
$24,590
50th Percentile Wage
$40,870
75th Percentile Wage
$69,070
90th Percentile Wage
$123,010

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for entertainers and performers, sports and related workers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) entertainers and performers, sports and related workers is $123,010. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $40,870. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,940. 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 549% 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 entertainers and performers, sports and related workers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201640,8702.06%5.73%
201540,0300.82%-
201439,7000.63%-
201339,4502.33%-
201238,530--

Table 2. Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Worker Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of entertainers and performers, sports and related workers in 18 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for entertainers and performers, sports and related workers occupations is the professional, scientific, and technical services sector with an annual salary $76,360. The lowest paying sector is the accommodation and food services sector (annual salary $25,100).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$76,360
Manufacturing
$75,910
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$75,490
Information
$65,950
Construction
$57,310
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$56,260
Wholesale Trade
$50,190
Finance and Insurance
$48,580
Transportation and Warehousing
$42,860
Retail Trade
$40,410
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$39,080
Health Care and Social Assistance
$37,690
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$35,690
Federal, State, and Local Government
$34,160
Educational Services
$33,760
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$29,450
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$25,970
Accommodation and Food Services
$25,100

Table 3. Salaries of Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Worker Related Occupations

The average annual salary of entertainers and performers, sports and related worker related occupations at the national level is given in Table 3. For more salary information about a specific occupation, use the links below.

Occupation Median Annual Salary
Producers and Directors
$70,950
Actors, Producers, and Directors
$62,850
Music Directors and Composers
$50,110
Choreographers
$48,240
Athletes and Sports Competitors
$47,710
Dancers and Choreographers
$35,060
Coaches and Scouts
$31,460
Athletes, Coaches, Umpires, and Related Workers
$31,440
Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials
$25,660
Other Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers
$0
Musicians and Singers
$0
Musicians, Singers, and Related Workers
$0
Dancers
$0
Actors
$0


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