Performer earnings by seniority

90th percentile

Top-level performer earnings begin at:

$40.83 per hour

$84,926 per year

75th percentile

Senior-level performer earnings begin at:

$28.24 per hour

$58,739 per year

50th percentile

Mid-level performer earnings begin at:

$17.96 per hour

$37,357 per year

25th percentile

Junior-level performer earnings begin at:

$13.94 per hour

$28,995 per year

10th percentile

Starting level performer earnings begin at:

$9.50 per hour

$19,760 per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Performer salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Nevada $81,931
Maine $68,952
Pennsylvania $61,714
Washington $61,360
Massachusetts $59,114
Minnesota $58,635
Illinois $53,403
Rhode Island $51,272
Indiana $48,818
California $48,672
Texas $48,443
Colorado $47,861
Hawaii $47,424
Michigan $46,072
Kentucky $45,843
Georgia $44,366
District of Columbia $44,221
South Carolina $43,826
New York $38,459
Oregon $38,376
Nebraska $38,126
Missouri $36,670
Louisiana $36,421
New Jersey $36,026
Utah $35,006
Iowa $32,157
Florida $30,701
North Carolina $30,243
Ohio $30,202
Arizona $24,066
Tennessee $22,672
Maryland $21,819
Alabama $19,885
Virginia $19,760
Puerto Rico $18,013
Oklahoma $17,950

How do performer salaries compare to similar careers?

Performers earn 20% less than similar careers in the United States. On average, they make less than singers but more than choreographers.

Career Median Salary
Singer salary $63K
Music artist salary $63K
Actor salary $49K
Conductor salary $49K
Announcer salary $38K
Performer salary $37K
Dancer salary $39K
Choreographer salary $43K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)