Dancers & choreographers

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Total Workforce
15.7k
Average Age
28
Average Salary
$28,828
Average Male Salary
$42,551
Average Female Salary
$25,312

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Dancers & choreographers are most often employed by the Performing arts companies industry. The average yearly wage for Dancers & choreographers was $28,828 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Dancers & choreographers by wage are Helpersproduction workers, Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers, and Shuttle drivers and chauffeurs.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Dancers & choreographers are . The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Dancers & choreographers are .

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 Promoters of performing arts, sports, and similar events, agents and managers for artists, athletes, entertainers, and other public figures. Dancers & choreographers are paid most in Paradise (South) & Enterprise PUMA, NV but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$28,828
AVERAGE SALARY
± $5,008

In 2018, Dancers & choreographers earned an average of $28,828, $25,061 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Shuttle drivers and chauffeurs make somewhat more than Dancers & choreographers while Helpersproduction 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

0.417
WAGE GINI

In 2018, Dancers & choreographers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.417, 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

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, Amusement & Recreation, and Independent artists, writers, and performers.

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Industries by Share

15.7k
2018 Workforce
± 3,077
-10.7%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 30.2%

The number of people employed as Dancers & choreographers has been declining at a rate of -10.7%, from 17,595 people in 2017 to 15,707 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Dancers & choreographers employed by various industries. Performing arts companies employs the largest share of Dancers & choreographers at  27.6%, followed by Amusement & Recreation with 16.4% and Independent artists, writers, and performers with 15.2%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Dancers & choreographers in the US. The average age of male Dancers & choreographers in the workforce is 31.8 and of female Dancers & choreographers is 27.1, and the most common race/ethnicity for Dancers & choreographers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

3.2k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 1,389
12.5k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 2,745

79.6% 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. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

67% of Dancers & choreographers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 18.6% of Dancers & choreographers, White (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

31.8
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 4
27.1
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.81

The median age of Dancers & choreographers is 28, and Male employees are generally 4.73 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 degree-majorss. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree-majors obtained.
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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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