Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
5,310 8.5 % $25.47 $52,970 3.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.26 $15.24 $23.28 $32.21 $44.48
Annual Wage (2) $21,340 $31,700 $48,420 $67,000 $92,520


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 3,290 0.77 $26.60 $55,340
Performing Arts Companies 1,420 1.12 $23.61 $49,100
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 130 0.25 $21.85 $45,440
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 100 0.01 $22.48 $46,770
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 70 0.00 $23.68 $49,260

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 1,420 1.12 $23.61 $49,100
Other Schools and Instruction 3,290 0.77 $26.60 $55,340
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 130 0.25 $21.85 $45,440
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 40 0.03 $30.85 $64,160
Amusement Parks and Arcades 40 0.02 (8) (8)

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 $30.85 $64,160
Other Schools and Instruction 3,290 0.77 $26.60 $55,340
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 70 (7) $23.68 $49,260
Performing Arts Companies 1,420 1.12 $23.61 $49,100
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 100 0.01 $22.48 $46,770


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 650 0.05 1.47 $30.84 $64,160
Minnesota 530 0.19 5.03 $21.44 $44,600
California 490 0.03 0.78 $31.68 $65,890
Virginia 420 0.11 3.00 $28.63 $59,560
Louisiana 260 0.14 3.64 $21.04 $43,770




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 180 0.67 17.88 $18.01 $37,450
South Dakota 140 0.32 8.66 $16.21 $33,710
Minnesota 530 0.19 5.03 $21.44 $44,600
Louisiana 260 0.14 3.64 $21.04 $43,770
Kansas 170 0.13 3.37 $17.55 $36,500




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 0.18 $41.77 $86,890
Oklahoma (8) (8) (8) $31.82 $66,180
California 490 0.03 0.78 $31.68 $65,890
Wisconsin (8) (8) (8) $31.27 $65,040
Texas 650 0.05 1.47 $30.84 $64,160



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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 460 0.24 6.34 $22.10 $45,960
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 100 0.02 0.63 $19.68 $40,920
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 90 0.10 2.62 (8) (8)
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 70 0.02 0.49 $19.70 $40,980
Sioux Falls, SD 50 0.32 8.54 $17.41 $36,210
Casper, WY 40 1.07 28.77 $14.71 $30,590
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 30 0.02 0.56 (8) (8)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 30 0.00 0.13 (8) (8)


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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 1.07 28.77 $14.71 $30,590
Sioux Falls, SD 50 0.32 8.54 $17.41 $36,210
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 460 0.24 6.34 $22.10 $45,960
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 90 0.10 2.62 (8) (8)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 100 0.02 0.63 $19.68 $40,920
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 70 0.02 0.49 $19.70 $40,980
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 30 0.02 0.56 (8) (8)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 30 0.00 0.13 (8) (8)


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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-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $45.11 $93,830
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI (8) (8) (8) $31.27 $65,040
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $29.16 $60,640
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA (8) (8) (8) $28.11 $58,480
New Haven, CT (8) (8) (8) $26.46 $55,040
Richmond, VA (8) (8) (8) $24.63 $51,220
Columbus, OH (8) (8) (8) $24.21 $50,360
Kansas City, MO-KS (8) (8) (8) $23.39 $48,650
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT (8) (8) (8) $22.43 $46,650
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 460 0.24 6.34 $22.10 $45,960

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)
Southwest Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 70 1.22 32.65 $15.14 $31,500

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)
Southwest Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 70 1.22 32.65 $15.14 $31,500

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)
Southwest Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 70 1.22 32.65 $15.14 $31,500
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $13.97 $29,050


About May 2017 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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018