Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020
Play parts in stage, television, radio, video, or film productions, or other settings for entertainment, information, or instruction. Interpret serious or comic role by speech, gesture, and body movement to entertain or inform audience. May dance and sing.
National estimates for Actors
Industry profile for Actors
Geographic profile for Actors
National estimates for Actors:
Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Actors:
Percentile wage estimates for Actors:
Industry profile for Actors:
Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Actors are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Actors, see the Create Customized Tables function.
Industries with the highest levels of employment in Actors:
Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Actors:
Top paying industries for Actors:
Geographic profile for Actors:
States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Actors are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Actors, see the Create Customized Tables function.
States with the highest employment level in Actors:
States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Actors:
Top paying states for Actors:
Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Actors:
Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Actors:
Top paying metropolitan areas for Actors:
Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Actors:
Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Actors:
Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Actors:
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 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.
(4) Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.
(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 OEWS estimates and related information:
Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021