Choreographer Salary and Wage Information

Wage Rate Low (<10%) Median (50%) High (>90%)
Hourly Wage $9.20 $21.22 $45.59
Annual Wage $19,100 $44,100 $94,800
  • "Low (<10%)" indicates that 10% of workers earned less and 90% earned more.
  • "Median (50%)" indicates that 50% of workers earned less and 50% earned more.
  • "High (>90%)" indicates that 90% of workers earned less and 10% earned more.
  • "N/A" indicates that data in not available
*The annual salary and wage data presented above represents U.S, Based workers with full-time employment and year-round schedules.

Additional Information
Choreographers create dances and teach them to dancers. They may be responsible for choosing a piece of music to choreograph a dance to, or the music may already be chosen for them. Choreographers must often audition dancers for roles in dance companies or theatrical productions. Once a choreographer has created a dance routine, he or she must teach it to the dancers in a clear and systematic way. Choreographers typically work in a variety of dance styles, such as modern, jazz, or ballet.

The median annual wage for choreographers approximately $44,200. The lowest ten percent of choreographers earn less than $19,150 a year, while the top ten percent earn more than $95,000 a year.

For the top five industries where choreograhers are employed, the median annual salaries are as follows:

School Instruction $49,200
Performing Arts Companies $55,600
Amusement Recreation Industries $43,500
Independent Artists/Performers $35,900
Professional Schools and Colleges $49,500
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