Actor earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Actor salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Illinois $46,113
New Hampshire $36,442
Tennessee $28,808
District of Columbia $34,736
South Carolina $33,426
Hawaii $44,942
Nevada $39,998
Pennsylvania $41,677
Missouri $32,386
California $43,555
Michigan $29,515
Texas $38,126
Georgia $19,739
Louisiana $19,074
Arizona $37,587
Minnesota $34,154
Florida $34,445
Ohio $20,093
Indiana $24,928

How do actor salaries compare to similar careers?

Actors earn 19% less than similar careers in the United States. On average, they make less than talent directors but more than announcers.

Career Median Salary
Talent director salary $74K
Singer salary $63K
Music artist salary $63K
Conductor salary $52K
Choreographer salary $46K
Actor salary $42K
Costume attendant salary $41K
Dancer salary $37K
Announcer salary $34K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)