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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Choreographers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
3,580 11.6 % $ 25.00 $ 52,000 4.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for Choreographers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 10.18 $ 14.14 $ 21.00 $ 30.33 $ 48.68
Annual Wage (2) $ 21,180 $ 29,420 $ 43,680 $ 63,080 $ 101,250


Industry profile for Choreographers: Top

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 2,160 0.54 $ 23.35 $ 48,560
Performing Arts Companies 890 0.87 $ 28.46 $ 59,200
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 60 0.00 $ 25.08 $ 52,170
Elementary and Secondary Schools 50 0.00 $ 17.45 $ 36,300
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 40 0.09 $ 20.71 $ 43,070

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Choreographers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Performing Arts Companies 890 0.87 $ 28.46 $ 59,200
Other Schools and Instruction 2,160 0.54 $ 23.35 $ 48,560
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 40 0.09 $ 20.71 $ 43,070
Elementary and Secondary Schools 50 0.00 $ 17.45 $ 36,300
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 60 0.00 $ 25.08 $ 52,170

Top paying industries for Choreographers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Performing Arts Companies 890 0.87 $ 28.46 $ 59,200
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 60 (7) $ 25.08 $ 52,170
Other Schools and Instruction 2,160 0.54 $ 23.35 $ 48,560
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 40 0.09 $ 20.71 $ 43,070
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries (8) (8) $ 18.00 $ 37,430


Geographic profile for Choreographers: Top

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.





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)
Louisiana 270 0.15 5.90 $ 24.59 $ 51,140
Minnesota 240 0.09 3.48 $ 22.73 $ 47,290
California 210 0.01 0.49 $ 35.00 $ 72,800
South Dakota 160 0.39 15.33 $ 15.61 $ 32,480
Oklahoma 120 0.08 2.98 (8) (8)




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 160 0.39 15.33 $ 15.61 $ 32,480
Louisiana 270 0.15 5.90 $ 24.59 $ 51,140
Minnesota 240 0.09 3.48 $ 22.73 $ 47,290
District of Columbia 60 0.08 3.20 $ 45.67 $ 95,000
Oklahoma 120 0.08 2.98 (8) (8)




Top paying states for Choreographers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York (8) (8) (8) $ 46.72 $ 97,180
District of Columbia 60 0.08 3.20 $ 45.67 $ 95,000
California 210 0.01 0.49 $ 35.00 $ 72,800
Georgia 50 0.01 0.45 $ 33.58 $ 69,850
Illinois 100 0.02 0.68 $ 33.00 $ 68,630





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)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 180 0.10 3.72 $ 25.49 $ 53,030
Oklahoma City, OK 120 0.19 7.57 (8) (8)
Sioux Falls, SD 70 0.44 17.01 $ 18.88 $ 39,270
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 40 0.06 2.25 $ 27.95 $ 58,140




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 70 0.44 17.01 $ 18.88 $ 39,270
Oklahoma City, OK 120 0.19 7.57 (8) (8)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 180 0.10 3.72 $ 25.49 $ 53,030
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 40 0.06 2.25 $ 27.95 $ 58,140




Top paying metropolitan areas for Choreographers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 43.93 $ 91,380
Spartanburg, SC (8) (8) (8) $ 34.11 $ 70,940
New Haven, CT (8) (8) (8) $ 32.76 $ 68,140
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX (8) (8) (8) $ 30.58 $ 63,610
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 40 0.06 2.25 $ 27.95 $ 58,140
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 180 0.10 3.72 $ 25.49 $ 53,030
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX (8) (8) (8) $ 23.23 $ 48,320
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 21.24 $ 44,190
Richmond, VA (8) (8) (8) $ 19.18 $ 39,900
Sioux Falls, SD 70 0.44 17.01 $ 18.88 $ 39,270

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 70 0.58 22.55 $ 14.30 $ 29,740

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 70 0.58 22.55 $ 14.30 $ 29,740

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 70 0.58 22.55 $ 14.30 $ 29,740


About May 2020 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 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

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Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021