Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

27-2031 Dancers

Perform dances. May perform on stage, for on-air broadcasting, or for video recording


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)
10,060 8.3 % $18.29 (4) 3.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.69 $9.37 $13.74 $22.99 $33.34
  (4)

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)
Performing Arts Companies 4,220 3.35 $20.58 (4)
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 1,780 0.47 $10.93 (4)
Other Schools and Instruction 1,020 0.25 $24.25 (4)
Spectator Sports 730 0.52 $16.74 (4)
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 720 0.06 (8) (8)

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 4,220 3.35 $20.58 (4)
Spectator Sports 730 0.52 $16.74 (4)
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 260 0.48 $23.62 (4)
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 1,780 0.47 $10.93 (4)
Other Schools and Instruction 1,020 0.25 $24.25 (4)

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 80 (7) $27.64 (4)
Other Schools and Instruction 1,020 0.25 $24.25 (4)
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 260 0.48 $23.62 (4)
Performing Arts Companies 4,220 3.35 $20.58 (4)
Spectator Sports 730 0.52 $16.74 (4)


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)
Nevada 1,130 0.89 12.42 (8) (8)
California 1,110 0.07 0.97 $17.95 (4)
New York 940 0.10 1.45 $16.26 (4)
Texas 760 0.06 0.90 $10.72 (4)
Hawaii 640 1.02 14.21 $15.79 (4)




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)
Hawaii 640 1.02 14.21 $15.79 (4)
Nevada 1,130 0.89 12.42 (8) (8)
Utah 220 0.16 2.24 $17.62 (4)
Massachusetts 410 0.12 1.67 $20.84 (4)
Louisiana 240 0.12 1.71 (8) (8)




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois (8) (8) (8) $24.13 (4)
Massachusetts 410 0.12 1.67 $20.84 (4)
Florida (8) (8) (8) $18.67 (4)
Virginia 80 0.02 0.31 $18.08 (4)
Pennsylvania 150 0.03 0.36 $17.95 (4)





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)
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 1,110 1.19 16.60 $26.41 (4)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 720 0.11 1.53 $23.46 (4)
Urban Honolulu, HI 500 1.07 14.96 $13.14 (4)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 280 0.07 0.93 $15.47 (4)
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 250 0.23 3.21 $20.09 (4)
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 210 0.13 1.83 $22.89 (4)
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 190 0.13 1.85 $14.12 (4)
Salt Lake City, UT 170 0.25 3.44 $16.87 (4)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 130 0.05 0.63 (8) (8)
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 130 0.07 1.00 (8) (8)




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)
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 1,110 1.19 16.60 $26.41 (4)
Urban Honolulu, HI 500 1.07 14.96 $13.14 (4)
Salt Lake City, UT 170 0.25 3.44 $16.87 (4)
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 250 0.23 3.21 $20.09 (4)
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 190 0.13 1.85 $14.12 (4)
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 210 0.13 1.83 $22.89 (4)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 720 0.11 1.53 $23.46 (4)
Richmond, VA 60 0.10 1.37 $16.32 (4)
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 110 0.10 1.35 $26.00 (4)
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 40 0.07 0.95 $13.42 (4)




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)
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI (8) (8) (8) $27.64 (4)
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 1,110 1.19 16.60 $26.41 (4)
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 110 0.10 1.35 $26.00 (4)
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $24.05 (4)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 720 0.11 1.53 $23.46 (4)
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 210 0.13 1.83 $22.89 (4)
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 250 0.23 3.21 $20.09 (4)
Kansas City, MO-KS (8) (8) (8) $19.61 (4)
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL (8) (8) (8) $19.40 (4)
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $17.09 (4)

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)
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 60 0.64 8.93 $20.53 (4)

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)
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 60 0.64 8.93 $20.53 (4)

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)
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 60 0.64 8.93 $20.53 (4)


About May 2016 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.

(4) Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.

(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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017