What Are The Training Requirements for Actors?

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

Degrees for Actors
Typical education of 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

What Is the Employment Outlook for Actors?

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.

This career includes 69,000 people in the United States.

How Much Do Actors Make?

On average, actors make $39.84 per hour or $0 per year in the United States.

What Is the Typical Hourly Income for Actors?

Hourly income for Actors in the United States compared with other, similar careers.
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

What Is the Typical Annual Salary for Actors?

Annual salary for Actors in the United States compared with other, similar careers.
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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