Training Requirements for Actors

Actors need a some college, no degree and long-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Actors
Percent
Less than High School 1.8
High School 13.2
Some College 18.5
Associates Degree 8.2
Bachelors Degree 45.0
Masters Degree 11.4
Doctorate or Professional Degree 1.8

Employment Outlook for Actors

This represents about 69,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 6,000 more actors but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 34,000 more.

Typical Income for Actors

Hourly Income

On average,actors make $39.84 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Actors $9.39 $11.78 $18.70 $44.36 $high
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations $10.20 $14.69 $22.69 $34.33 $49.69
Entertainers and performers, sports and related workers $9.11 $11.82 $19.65 $33.21 $59.14
Actors, producers, and directors $11.67 $18.19 $30.22 $52.55 $99.14
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, actors make $0 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Actors $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations $21,210 $30,560 $47,190 $71,410 $103,360
Entertainers and performers, sports and related workers $18,940 $24,590 $40,870 $69,070 $123,010
Actors, producers, and directors $24,270 $37,840 $62,850 $109,310 $206,220
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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