There are currently an estimated 26,700 performers in the United States. The performer job market is expected to grow by 8.2% between 2016 and 2026.

How employable are performers?

CareerExplorer rates performers with a D employability rating, meaning this career should provide weak employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 8,100 performers. That number is based on 2,200 additional performers, and the retirement of 5,900 existing performers.

What’s the supply of performers?

The performer industry is concentrated in California, New Jersey, Colorado

Performer job market by state

State Name Employed Performers
California 2,720
New Jersey 700
Colorado 450
Texas 420
Nevada 420
New York 360
Virginia 330
Ohio 320
Illinois 280
Missouri 280
Tennessee 240
Utah 240
Arizona 170
Georgia 150
District of Columbia 150
North Carolina 150
Minnesota 140
Connecticut 130
Washington 130
Maryland 120
Indiana 110
Kentucky 100
Puerto Rico 80
Pennsylvania 60
Alabama 50
Oklahoma 50
Hawaii 50
Michigan 40
Massachusetts 40
Rhode Island 40
Oregon 30