Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
5,160 7.8 % $25.77 $53,610 3.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.35 $15.28 $23.19 $33.38 $45.39
Annual Wage (2) $21,520 $31,790 $48,240 $69,430 $94,400


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 3,450 0.83 $25.67 $53,390
Performing Arts Companies 1,160 0.92 $26.36 $54,840
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 100 0.01 $19.94 $41,480
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 70 0.00 $23.37 $48,600
Motion Picture and Video Industries 70 0.02 (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 1,160 0.92 $26.36 $54,840
Other Schools and Instruction 3,450 0.83 $25.67 $53,390
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 40 0.03 $29.59 $61,540
Spectator Sports 40 0.03 $21.47 $44,660
Motion Picture and Video Industries 70 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 $29.59 $61,540
Performing Arts Companies 1,160 0.92 $26.36 $54,840
Other Schools and Instruction 3,450 0.83 $25.67 $53,390
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 70 (7) $23.37 $48,600
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers (8) (8) $22.71 $47,240


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)
California 690 0.04 1.18 $33.57 $69,820
Texas 450 0.04 1.04 $29.62 $61,600
Virginia 360 0.10 2.59 $27.63 $57,480
Minnesota 280 0.10 2.74 $21.68 $45,090
Louisiana 260 0.14 3.74 $20.81 $43,280




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 190 0.70 18.94 $17.34 $36,060
South Dakota 150 0.35 9.53 $14.95 $31,090
Louisiana 260 0.14 3.74 $20.81 $43,280
Kansas 170 0.13 3.46 $17.30 $35,980
Connecticut 180 0.11 2.96 $26.07 $54,230




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 120 0.01 0.36 $43.90 $91,310
California 690 0.04 1.18 $33.57 $69,820
New Jersey 240 0.06 1.66 $32.82 $68,270
Washington 90 0.03 0.81 $32.05 $66,650
Wisconsin (8) (8) (8) $30.44 $63,310





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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 400 0.16 4.35 $27.49 $57,180
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 240 0.04 1.00 $37.54 $78,090
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 200 0.11 2.89 $22.83 $47,490
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 150 0.12 3.40 (8) (8)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 120 0.03 0.81 $20.97 $43,630
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 80 0.14 3.77 $27.51 $57,210
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 60 0.06 1.73 $34.24 $71,220
Casper, WY 40 1.07 29.21 $14.49 $30,140
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 30 0.01 0.34 (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)
Casper, WY 40 1.07 29.21 $14.49 $30,140
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 400 0.16 4.35 $27.49 $57,180
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 80 0.14 3.77 $27.51 $57,210
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 150 0.12 3.40 (8) (8)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 200 0.11 2.89 $22.83 $47,490
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 60 0.06 1.73 $34.24 $71,220
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 240 0.04 1.00 $37.54 $78,090
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 120 0.03 0.81 $20.97 $43,630
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 30 0.01 0.34 (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)
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $45.62 $94,890
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 240 0.04 1.00 $37.54 $78,090
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $36.47 $75,860
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $34.73 $72,230
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 60 0.06 1.73 $34.24 $71,220
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI (8) (8) (8) $30.44 $63,310
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 80 0.14 3.77 $27.51 $57,210
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 400 0.16 4.35 $27.49 $57,180
Richmond, VA (8) (8) (8) $24.09 $50,110
Columbus, OH (8) (8) (8) $23.63 $49,150

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 60 0.97 26.34 $14.72 $30,620
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.42 11.34 $13.32 $27,700

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 60 0.97 26.34 $14.72 $30,620
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.42 11.34 $13.32 $27,700

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 60 0.97 26.34 $14.72 $30,620
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.42 11.34 $13.32 $27,700


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.

(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