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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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 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.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of entertainers and performers, sports and related workers from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
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|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
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|| |
|Actors, Producers, and Directors|| |
|Music Directors and Composers|| |
|Athletes and Sports Competitors|| |
|Dancers and Choreographers|| |
|Coaches and Scouts|| |
|Athletes, Coaches, Umpires, and Related Workers|| |
|Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials|| |
|Other Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers|| |
|Musicians and Singers|| |
|Musicians, Singers, and Related Workers|| |