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 18% less than similar careers in the United States. On average, they make less than music artists but more than dancers.

Career Median Salary
Music artist salary $59K
Conductor salary $50K
Choreographer salary $48K
Comedian salary $31K
Costume attendant salary $41K
Actor salary $36K
Performer salary $33K
Announcer salary $33K
Dancer salary $33K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)