Dancers are one of the happiest careers in the United States.

At CareerExplorer, we conduct an ongoing survey with millions of people and ask them how satisfied they are with their careers. As it turns out, dancers rate their career happiness 4.0 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 8% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy dancers are to similar careers in the industry. Take a look at the results below:

Salaries and satisfaction ratings in similar careers

Career Satisfaction Avg Salary
Actor
4.2
$42k
Choreographer
4.2
$46k
Dancer
4.0
$37k
Announcer
3.9
$34k

So what does it mean to be happy in your career? Let’s break it down into different dimensions:

Are dancers happy with their salary?