A high salary does not necessarily mean high satisfaction.
After graduation, acting graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $62,449, while the bottom 20% make closer to $21,816. The median grad salary is $36,910.
Acting graduate salaries over time
The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in acting is $40,126, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $36,341.
This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:
Highest paying jobs for acting graduates
The highest paying career for acting graduates is actor, with top salaries averaging around $49,900.
As per most recent US census
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