Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

27-2032 Choreographers

Create new dance routines. Rehearse performance of routines. May direct and stage presentations.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
7,400 7.8 % $21.60 $44,930 3.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.41 $12.72 $18.33 $27.88 $39.28
Annual Wage (2) $19,560 $26,460 $38,120 $57,980 $81,710


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Schools and Instruction 5,890 1.67 $21.00 $43,670
Performing Arts Companies 720 0.62 $25.40 $52,840
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 310 0.03 $18.83 $39,160
Amusement Parks and Arcades 80 0.04 $22.25 $46,280
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 70 0.07 $18.52 $38,520

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Schools and Instruction 5,890 1.67 $21.00 $43,670
Performing Arts Companies 720 0.62 $25.40 $52,840
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 40 0.09 $17.94 $37,310
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 70 0.07 $18.52 $38,520
Amusement Parks and Arcades 80 0.04 $22.25 $46,280

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 50 0.01 $28.74 $59,770
Performing Arts Companies 720 0.62 $25.40 $52,840
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 70 (7) $24.83 $51,640
Elementary and Secondary Schools 50 (7) $23.60 $49,090
Amusement Parks and Arcades 80 0.04 $22.25 $46,280


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 2,500 0.18 3.08 $26.21 $54,520
Texas 480 0.04 0.79 $20.36 $42,340
Ohio 360 0.07 1.26 $17.75 $36,930
Indiana 250 0.09 1.57 $15.76 $32,770
Mississippi 220 0.20 3.59 $13.98 $29,070




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 160 0.59 10.44 $16.27 $33,840
South Dakota 170 0.42 7.43 $14.00 $29,120
Mississippi 220 0.20 3.59 $13.98 $29,070
California 2,500 0.18 3.08 $26.21 $54,520
Kansas 180 0.13 2.36 $20.49 $42,620




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 110 0.01 0.22 $32.05 $66,660
California 2,500 0.18 3.08 $26.21 $54,520
Minnesota (8) (8) (8) $25.94 $53,950
New Jersey 80 0.02 0.36 $24.44 $50,830
Utah 50 0.04 0.70 $22.05 $45,860





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 390 0.39 6.80 $32.96 $68,570
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 330 0.37 6.44 $27.17 $56,510
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 270 0.13 2.31 $21.22 $44,130
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 150 0.15 2.70 $21.13 $43,960
Kansas City, MO-KS 120 0.12 2.09 $27.32 $56,820
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 110 0.02 0.36 $32.24 $67,060
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 100 0.12 2.07 $16.58 $34,490
Fort Wayne, IN 80 0.42 7.39 $14.87 $30,930
Modesto, CA 80 0.52 9.09 $15.52 $32,280
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 80 0.07 1.18 $23.39 $48,650




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Casper, WY 60 1.55 27.32 $12.15 $25,270
Modesto, CA 80 0.52 9.09 $15.52 $32,280
Lafayette, LA 80 0.50 8.89 $27.42 $57,030
Fort Wayne, IN 80 0.42 7.39 $14.87 $30,930
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 390 0.39 6.80 $32.96 $68,570
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 330 0.37 6.44 $27.17 $56,510
Sioux Falls, SD 50 0.36 6.31 $15.73 $32,710
Canton-Massillon, OH 40 0.24 4.16 $11.69 $24,310
Jackson, MS 50 0.19 3.42 $20.28 $42,180
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 150 0.15 2.70 $21.13 $43,960




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 390 0.39 6.80 $32.96 $68,570
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 110 0.02 0.36 $32.24 $67,060
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $27.51 $57,220
Lafayette, LA 80 0.50 8.89 $27.42 $57,030
Kansas City, MO-KS 120 0.12 2.09 $27.32 $56,820
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 330 0.37 6.44 $27.17 $56,510
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 80 0.07 1.18 $23.39 $48,650
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 270 0.13 2.31 $21.22 $44,130
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 150 0.15 2.70 $21.13 $43,960
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA (8) (8) (8) $21.13 $43,950

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 70 0.56 9.81 $12.16 $25,290

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 70 0.56 9.81 $12.16 $25,290

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 70 0.56 9.81 $12.16 $25,290


About May 2012 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013