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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

27-2032 Choreographers

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


National estimates for Choreographers
Industry profile for Choreographers
Geographic profile for Choreographers

National estimates for Choreographers:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Choreographers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
3,990 12.0 % $ 23.86 $ 49,630 6.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Choreographers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 10.65 $ 14.33 $ 20.53 $ 29.69 $ 37.52
Annual Wage (2) $ 22,150 $ 29,800 $ 42,700 $ 61,750 $ 78,030


Industry profile for Choreographers:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Choreographers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Schools and Instruction 2,880 0.72 $ 21.80 $ 45,340
Performing Arts Companies 500 0.72 $ 28.55 $ 59,390
Elementary and Secondary Schools 130 0.00 $ 19.06 $ 39,650
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 70 0.09 $ 22.42 $ 46,630
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 50 0.00 $ 24.24 $ 50,430

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Choreographers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Schools and Instruction 2,880 0.72 $ 21.80 $ 45,340
Performing Arts Companies 500 0.72 $ 28.55 $ 59,390
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 70 0.09 $ 22.42 $ 46,630
Spectator Sports 30 0.03 $ 21.45 $ 44,620
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 50 0.00 $ 24.24 $ 50,430

Top paying industries for Choreographers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Performing Arts Companies 500 0.72 $ 28.55 $ 59,390
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 50 (7) $ 24.24 $ 50,430
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 70 0.09 $ 22.42 $ 46,630
Other Schools and Instruction 2,880 0.72 $ 21.80 $ 45,340
Spectator Sports 30 0.03 $ 21.45 $ 44,620


Geographic profile for Choreographers:

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



Map of employment of choreographers by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Choreographers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 830 0.07 2.39 $ 24.47 $ 50,900
South Dakota 270 0.65 23.00 $ 18.91 $ 39,320
Ohio 270 0.05 1.81 $ 17.82 $ 37,070
Louisiana 240 0.14 4.79 $ 18.08 $ 37,610
California 200 0.01 0.43 $ 33.21 $ 69,080


Map of location quotient of choreographers by state, May 2021


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

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Dakota 270 0.65 23.00 $ 18.91 $ 39,320
Louisiana 240 0.14 4.79 $ 18.08 $ 37,610
Mississippi 110 0.10 3.59 $ 14.69 $ 30,550
South Carolina 180 0.09 3.06 $ 25.00 $ 52,010
Texas 830 0.07 2.39 $ 24.47 $ 50,900


Map of annual mean wages of choreographers by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Choreographers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 200 0.01 0.43 $ 33.21 $ 69,080
New Jersey (8) (8) (8) $ 31.87 $ 66,280
Connecticut (8) (8) (8) $ 30.18 $ 62,780
North Carolina 90 0.02 0.76 $ 30.02 $ 62,440
Washington 90 0.03 0.97 $ 28.30 $ 58,870



Map of employment of choreographers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Choreographers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 230 0.08 2.83 $ 24.37 $ 50,690
Sioux Falls, SD 110 0.74 25.97 $ 19.22 $ 39,980
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 100 0.04 1.26 $ 19.35 $ 40,240
Austin-Round Rock, TX 90 0.09 3.09 $ 24.10 $ 50,120
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 80 0.04 1.47 $ 28.12 $ 58,490
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 70 0.01 0.46 $ 30.41 $ 63,250
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 60 0.03 0.95 $ 38.35 $ 79,760
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 60 0.06 2.02 $ 18.54 $ 38,560
Lafayette, LA 50 0.29 10.09 $ 16.25 $ 33,800
Columbia, SC 50 0.15 5.15 $ 25.25 $ 52,530


Map of location quotient of choreographers by area, May 2021


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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Sioux Falls, SD 110 0.74 25.97 $ 19.22 $ 39,980
Iowa City, IA 30 0.37 12.91 $ 19.42 $ 40,400
Lafayette, LA 50 0.29 10.09 $ 16.25 $ 33,800
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 30 0.22 7.92 $ 20.10 $ 41,800
Columbia, SC 50 0.15 5.15 $ 25.25 $ 52,530
Austin-Round Rock, TX 90 0.09 3.09 $ 24.10 $ 50,120
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 230 0.08 2.83 $ 24.37 $ 50,690
Richmond, VA 40 0.07 2.43 $ 28.23 $ 58,720
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 60 0.06 2.02 $ 18.54 $ 38,560
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 80 0.04 1.47 $ 28.12 $ 58,490


Map of annual mean wages of choreographers by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Choreographers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA (8) (8) (8) $ 45.63 $ 94,910
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 60 0.03 0.95 $ 38.35 $ 79,760
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 70 0.01 0.46 $ 30.41 $ 63,250
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 40 0.03 1.20 $ 28.59 $ 59,460
Richmond, VA 40 0.07 2.43 $ 28.23 $ 58,720
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 80 0.04 1.47 $ 28.12 $ 58,490
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX (8) (8) (8) $ 26.55 $ 55,230
Columbia, SC 50 0.15 5.15 $ 25.25 $ 52,530
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 230 0.08 2.83 $ 24.37 $ 50,690
Austin-Round Rock, TX 90 0.09 3.09 $ 24.10 $ 50,120

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Choreographers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 90 0.73 25.92 $ 17.51 $ 36,420

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 90 0.73 25.92 $ 17.51 $ 36,420

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Choreographers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 90 0.73 25.92 $ 17.51 $ 36,420


About May 2021 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022