Dancers & choreographers

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2019 Workforce
23.6k
Average Age
29.8
Average Salary
$34,511
Average Male Salary
$31,157
Average Female Salary
$35,881

About

Dancers & choreographers are most often employed by the Performing arts companies industry. The average yearly wage for Dancers & choreographers was $34,511 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Dancers & choreographers by wage are Correspondence clerks & order clerks, Painters & paperhangers, and Customer service representatives.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Dancers & choreographers are Stillwater City PUMA, OK. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Dancers & choreographers are Stillwater City PUMA, OK.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Dancers & choreographers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Performing arts companies 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 Independent artists, writers, and performers. Dancers & choreographers are paid most in Paradise (South) & Enterprise PUMA, NV but are relatively concentrated in Stillwater City PUMA, OK.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$34,511
AVERAGE SALARY
± $8,547

In 2019, Dancers & choreographers earned an average of $34,511, $21,013 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Correspondence clerks & order clerks make somewhat more than Dancers & choreographers while Painters & paperhangers 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

0.405
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Dancers & choreographers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.405, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Dancers & choreographers

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 companies, Independent artists, writers, and performers, and Drinking places, alcoholic beverages .

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Dancers & choreographers, by average wage, are Independent artists, writers, and performers, Performing arts companies, and Amusement & Recreation.

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Industries by Share

23.6k
2019 Workforce
± 3,773
50.4%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 16.8%

The number of people employed as Dancers & choreographers has been growing at a rate of 50.4%, from 15,707 people in 2018 to 23,625 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Dancers & choreographers employed by various industries. Performing arts companies employs the largest share of Dancers & choreographers at  29.2%, followed by Independent artists, writers, and performers with 18.5% and Drinking places, alcoholic beverages  with 15.4%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Dancers & choreographers in the US. The average age of male Dancers & choreographers in the workforce is 30.5 and of female Dancers & choreographers is 29.5, and the most common race/ethnicity for Dancers & choreographers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

6.85k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 2,032
16.8k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 3,179

71% 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

55.2% of Dancers & choreographers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 21.3% of Dancers & choreographers, Black (Non-Hispanic) 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

30.5
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.61
29.5
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 2.09

The median age of Dancers & choreographers is 29.8, and Male employees are generally 1.03 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

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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 Instructing, Speaking, and Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Dancers & choreographers need more than the average amount of Coordination, Service Orientation, and Social Perceptiveness.

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