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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
4,630 10.5 % $25.77 $53,590 3.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.48 $15.30 $22.27 $31.75 $48.90
Annual Wage (2) $21,800 $31,820 $46,330 $66,040 $101,710


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 2,770 0.60 $25.47 $52,980
Performing Arts Companies 1,230 0.92 $27.04 $56,240
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 90 0.17 $20.96 $43,590
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 50 0.00 $25.82 $53,710
Elementary and Secondary Schools 50 0.00 $19.54 $40,640

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 1,230 0.92 $27.04 $56,240
Other Schools and Instruction 2,770 0.60 $25.47 $52,980
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 90 0.17 $20.96 $43,590
Spectator Sports 30 0.02 $24.11 $50,140
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 50 0.00 $25.82 $53,710

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Performing Arts Companies 1,230 0.92 $27.04 $56,240
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 50 (7) $25.82 $53,710
Other Schools and Instruction 2,770 0.60 $25.47 $52,980
Spectator Sports 30 0.02 $24.11 $50,140
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 90 0.17 $20.96 $43,590


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 680 0.05 1.73 $30.17 $62,750
Minnesota 420 0.15 4.68 $23.06 $47,970
California 320 0.02 0.58 $30.84 $64,160
Louisiana 310 0.16 5.19 $22.49 $46,770
South Dakota 230 0.53 16.85 $15.39 $32,010




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)
South Dakota 230 0.53 16.85 $15.39 $32,010
Wyoming 90 0.33 10.47 $17.54 $36,470
Louisiana 310 0.16 5.19 $22.49 $46,770
Minnesota 420 0.15 4.68 $23.06 $47,970
Oregon 160 0.08 2.62 $17.64 $36,690




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 (8) (8) (8) $44.24 $92,010
Massachusetts 30 0.01 0.31 $31.09 $64,670
California 320 0.02 0.58 $30.84 $64,160
Texas 680 0.05 1.73 $30.17 $62,750
New Jersey (8) (8) (8) $28.17 $58,600





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 360 0.18 5.80 $24.61 $51,190
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 330 0.09 2.88 (8) (8)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 130 0.02 0.67 $36.43 $75,770
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 110 0.02 0.77 (8) (8)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 110 0.03 1.08 $37.93 $78,900
Sioux Falls, SD 80 0.50 15.80 $16.41 $34,140
Alexandria, LA 40 0.63 19.92 $13.59 $28,260
Casper, WY 40 0.90 28.52 $15.03 $31,270




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 40 0.90 28.52 $15.03 $31,270
Alexandria, LA 40 0.63 19.92 $13.59 $28,260
Sioux Falls, SD 80 0.50 15.80 $16.41 $34,140
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 360 0.18 5.80 $24.61 $51,190
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 330 0.09 2.88 (8) (8)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 110 0.03 1.08 $37.93 $78,900
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 130 0.02 0.67 $36.43 $75,770
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 110 0.02 0.77 (8) (8)




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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 110 0.03 1.08 $37.93 $78,900
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 130 0.02 0.67 $36.43 $75,770
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX (8) (8) (8) $30.28 $62,970
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC (8) (8) (8) $28.62 $59,520
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV (8) (8) (8) $26.25 $54,590
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 360 0.18 5.80 $24.61 $51,190
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA (8) (8) (8) $20.56 $42,760
Richmond, VA (8) (8) (8) $18.05 $37,530
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA (8) (8) (8) $17.02 $35,400
Sioux Falls, SD 80 0.50 15.80 $16.41 $34,140

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)
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 90 0.70 22.20 $14.88 $30,940
Central Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.72 22.75 $12.11 $25,180

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)
Central Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.72 22.75 $12.11 $25,180
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 90 0.70 22.20 $14.88 $30,940

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)
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 90 0.70 22.20 $14.88 $30,940
Central Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.72 22.75 $12.11 $25,180


About May 2019 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 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2020