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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Worker Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,330
25th Percentile Wage
$25,000
50th Percentile Wage
$42,010
75th Percentile Wage
$70,230
90th Percentile Wage
$119,710

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 $119,710. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $42,010. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,330. 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 519% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of entertainers and performers, sports and related workers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$42,010
2.71% 8.28%
2016
$40,870
2.06% -
2015
$40,030
0.82% -
2014
$39,700
0.63% -
2013
$39,450
2.33% -
2012
$38,530
- -

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 management of companies and enterprises sector with an annual salary $78,680. The lowest paying sector is the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting sector (annual salary $25,970).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$78,680
Manufacturing
$75,320
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$74,220
Information
$67,050
Construction
$57,180
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$52,080
Finance and Insurance
$50,760
Wholesale Trade
$49,690
Health Care and Social Assistance
$47,070
Transportation and Warehousing
$42,100
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$40,400
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$37,020
Retail Trade
$35,360
Educational Services
$34,230
Federal, State, and Local Government
$33,710
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$29,450
Accommodation and Food Services
$28,510
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$25,970

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
$100,180
Athletes and Sports Competitors
$68,390
Actors, Producers, and Directors
$62,760
Coaches and Scouts
$39,390
Dancers and Choreographers
$35,680
Athletes, Coaches, Umpires, and Related Workers
$32,200
Choreographers
$18,190
Other Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers
$0
Musicians and Singers
$0
Music Directors and Composers
$0
Musicians, Singers, and Related Workers
$0
Dancers
$0
Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials
$0
Actors
$0



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