Dancers & choreographers

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Total Workforce

17.6k

Average Age

28.4

Estimated Job Growth

3.92%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$28,474

Average Male Salary

$40,200

Average Female Salary

$25,426

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Dancers & choreographers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Performing arts, spectator sports & related industries is the industry that employs the most Dancers & choreographers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Dancers & choreographers, by average wage, is Amusement & Recreation. Dancers & choreographers are paid most in Paradise (South) & Enterprise PUMA, NV but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$28,474

AVERAGE SALARY

± $6,272

In 2017, Dancers & choreographers earned an average of $28,474, $23,591 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Miscellaneous vehicle & mobile equipment mechanics, installers, & repairers make somewhat more than Dancers & choreographers while Firstline supervisors of food preparation & serving workers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Dancers & choreographers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.44

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Dancers & choreographers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.44, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Dancers & choreographers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Dancers & choreographers.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Dancers & choreographers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Dancers & choreographers, by number of employees, are Performing arts, spectator sports & related industries, Amusement & Recreation, and Other schools & instruction and educational support services.

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Industries by Share

17.6k

2017 Workforce

± 3,256

30%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 21.6%

The number of people employed as Dancers & choreographers has been growing at a rate of 30%, from 13,530 people in 2016 to 17,595 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Dancers & choreographers employed by various industries. Performing arts, spectator sports & related industries employs the largest share of Dancers & choreographers at  57.7%, followed by Amusement & Recreation with 17.7% and Other schools & instruction and educational support services with 11.2%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Dancers & choreographers in the US. The average age of male Dancers & choreographers in the workforce is 32.9 and of female Dancers & choreographers is 27.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Dancers & choreographers is White.

Gender Composition

3.63k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 1,479

14k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 2,901

79.4% of Dancers & choreographers are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Dancers & choreographers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Dancers & choreographers

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Two or More Races

66.7% of Dancers & choreographers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 16.6% of Dancers & choreographers, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Dancers & choreographers.

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Age by Gender

32.9

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 4.58

27.3

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.73

The median age of Dancers & choreographers is 28.4, and Male employees are generally 5.59 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Dancers & choreographers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Dancers & choreographers is Visual & Performing Arts but a relatively high number of Dancers & choreographers hold a major in Visual & Performing Arts.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

MOST COMMON MAJORS

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MOST SPECIALIZED MAJORS

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Dancers & choreographers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Dancers & choreographers need many skills, but most especially Coordination, Active Listening, and Instructing. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Dancers & choreographers need more than the average amount of Instructing, Learning Strategies, and Coordination.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Dancers & choreographers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Dancers & choreographers are expected to see a growth of 3.92% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

3.92%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Dancers & choreographers. This profession is expected to grow lower than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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