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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
5,090 9.6 % $25.75 $53,560 3.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.26 $14.89 $22.98 $33.06 $46.93
Annual Wage (2) $21,340 $30,970 $47,800 $68,760 $97,620


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 3,360 0.75 $25.85 $53,770
Performing Arts Companies 1,180 0.91 $25.93 $53,940
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 100 0.20 $21.14 $43,970
Elementary and Secondary Schools 50 0.00 $17.68 $36,770
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 50 0.00 $26.76 $55,660

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Performing Arts Companies 1,180 0.91 $25.93 $53,940
Other Schools and Instruction 3,360 0.75 $25.85 $53,770
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 100 0.20 $21.14 $43,970
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 40 0.03 $29.69 $61,750
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 30 0.00 $21.11 $43,910

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 40 0.03 $29.69 $61,750
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 50 (7) $26.76 $55,660
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries (8) (8) $25.95 $53,980
Performing Arts Companies 1,180 0.91 $25.93 $53,940
Other Schools and Instruction 3,360 0.75 $25.85 $53,770


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)
Texas 860 0.07 2.02 $29.74 $61,850
Virginia 430 0.11 3.21 $28.00 $58,240
California 410 0.02 0.69 $33.66 $70,020
Minnesota 400 0.14 4.00 $23.75 $49,400
Connecticut 270 0.16 4.69 $26.96 $56,080




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 120 0.46 13.16 $16.83 $35,000
South Dakota 190 0.45 12.78 $15.10 $31,400
Connecticut 270 0.16 4.69 $26.96 $56,080
District of Columbia 110 0.15 4.27 (8) (8)
Minnesota 400 0.14 4.00 $23.75 $49,400




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 60 0.01 0.19 $41.21 $85,720
California 410 0.02 0.69 $33.66 $70,020
Tennessee 50 0.02 0.48 $31.73 $65,990
Oklahoma (8) (8) (8) $31.54 $65,600
Texas 860 0.07 2.02 $29.74 $61,850





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)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 390 0.20 5.61 $23.82 $49,540
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 370 0.12 3.33 $33.19 $69,050
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 90 0.01 0.41 $27.44 $57,080
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 70 0.03 0.73 $19.02 $39,560
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 70 0.07 2.08 $26.49 $55,100
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 70 0.01 0.21 $40.86 $84,990
Sioux Falls, SD 60 0.40 11.24 $14.73 $30,650
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 40 0.01 0.26 $22.37 $46,520
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 30 0.01 0.32 $30.66 $63,760




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)
Sioux Falls, SD 60 0.40 11.24 $14.73 $30,650
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 390 0.20 5.61 $23.82 $49,540
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 370 0.12 3.33 $33.19 $69,050
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 70 0.07 2.08 $26.49 $55,100
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 70 0.03 0.73 $19.02 $39,560
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 30 0.01 0.32 $30.66 $63,760
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 70 0.01 0.21 $40.86 $84,990
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 90 0.01 0.41 $27.44 $57,080
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 40 0.01 0.26 $22.37 $46,520




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-Oakland-Hayward, CA (8) (8) (8) $45.41 $94,440
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 70 0.01 0.21 $40.86 $84,990
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 370 0.12 3.33 $33.19 $69,050
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX (8) (8) (8) $30.98 $64,440
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 30 0.01 0.32 $30.66 $63,760
New Haven, CT (8) (8) (8) $28.78 $59,860
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 90 0.01 0.41 $27.44 $57,080
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 70 0.07 2.08 $26.49 $55,100
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC (8) (8) (8) $25.39 $52,810
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 390 0.20 5.61 $23.82 $49,540

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)
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 80 0.84 23.82 $16.98 $35,320

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)
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 80 0.84 23.82 $16.98 $35,320

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)
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 80 0.84 23.82 $16.98 $35,320
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.26 $33,820


About May 2018 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 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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019