Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

27-2032 Choreographers

Create new dance routines. Rehearse performance of routines. May direct and stage presentations.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
6,300 7.6 % $24.00 $49,930 3.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.20 $13.71 $21.22 $31.66 $45.59
Annual Wage (2) $19,140 $28,510 $44,130 $65,850 $94,830


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Schools and Instruction 4,880 1.35 $23.62 $49,140
Performing Arts Companies 700 0.59 $26.72 $55,570
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 230 0.02 $20.93 $43,530
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 110 0.21 $17.25 $35,880
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 60 0.00 $23.81 $49,520

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Schools and Instruction 4,880 1.35 $23.62 $49,140
Performing Arts Companies 700 0.59 $26.72 $55,570
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 110 0.21 $17.25 $35,880
Spectator Sports 40 0.03 $22.60 $47,010
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 230 0.02 $20.93 $43,530

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 30 (7) $32.48 $67,560
Performing Arts Companies 700 0.59 $26.72 $55,570
Amusement Parks and Arcades 40 0.02 $24.47 $50,890
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 60 (7) $23.81 $49,520
Other Schools and Instruction 4,880 1.35 $23.62 $49,140


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,560 0.11 2.23 $30.84 $64,150
Texas 380 0.03 0.73 $21.17 $44,030
Virginia 320 0.09 1.83 $27.34 $56,870
Washington 280 0.10 2.11 (8) (8)
Louisiana 270 0.14 2.98 $17.45 $36,300




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 180 0.66 13.82 $17.95 $37,340
South Dakota 150 0.37 7.81 $13.66 $28,410
Vermont 90 0.29 6.13 $24.32 $50,590
Mississippi 150 0.14 2.98 $16.40 $34,110
Louisiana 270 0.14 2.98 $17.45 $36,300




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 160 0.04 0.90 $31.56 $65,650
California 1,560 0.11 2.23 $30.84 $64,150
New York 100 0.01 0.23 $30.37 $63,160
Massachusetts 40 0.01 0.28 $29.94 $62,280
North Dakota (8) (8) (8) $28.26 $58,790





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 300 0.07 1.57 (8) (8)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 270 0.29 6.18 $29.91 $62,210
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 270 0.26 5.40 $36.10 $75,080
Kansas City, MO-KS 130 0.13 2.70 $26.46 $55,030
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 120 0.02 0.48 (8) (8)
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 110 0.14 2.92 $8.70 $18,100
Modesto, CA 90 0.57 11.90 $15.82 $32,910
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 70 0.04 0.82 $23.62 $49,140
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.03 0.64 $28.61 $59,500
Casper, WY 40 1.01 21.21 $12.75 $26,530




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Casper, WY 40 1.01 21.21 $12.75 $26,530
Modesto, CA 90 0.57 11.90 $15.82 $32,910
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 270 0.29 6.18 $29.91 $62,210
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 270 0.26 5.40 $36.10 $75,080
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 110 0.14 2.92 $8.70 $18,100
Kansas City, MO-KS 130 0.13 2.70 $26.46 $55,030
Jackson, MS 30 0.13 2.77 $24.33 $50,610
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 40 0.12 2.50 $19.76 $41,100
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 300 0.07 1.57 (8) (8)
Salt Lake City, UT 30 0.05 1.09 $21.42 $44,560




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 270 0.26 5.40 $36.10 $75,080
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $36.03 $74,940
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 270 0.29 6.18 $29.91 $62,210
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN (8) (8) (8) $29.20 $60,740
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.03 0.64 $28.61 $59,500
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 40 0.03 0.69 $28.46 $59,190
Kansas City, MO-KS 130 0.13 2.70 $26.46 $55,030
Jackson, MS 30 0.13 2.77 $24.33 $50,610
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 40 0.01 0.23 $24.20 $50,330
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA (8) (8) (8) $23.91 $49,740

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 110 0.88 18.58 $11.97 $24,890
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 60 0.97 20.47 $18.87 $39,240

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 60 0.97 20.47 $18.87 $39,240
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 110 0.88 18.58 $11.97 $24,890

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 60 0.97 20.47 $18.87 $39,240
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 110 0.88 18.58 $11.97 $24,890


About May 2013 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014