Training Requirements for Choreographers

Choreographers need a high school diploma or equivalent, 5 years or more experience and long-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Choreographers
Percent
Less than High School 7.4
High School 25.7
Some College 25.9
Associates Degree 7.9
Bachelors Degree 28.5
Masters Degree 3.4
Doctorate or Professional Degree 1.2

Employment Outlook for Choreographers

This represents about 7,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 0 more choreographers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 2,000 more.

Typical Income for Choreographers

Hourly Income

On average,choreographers make $25.77 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Choreographers $10.35 $15.28 $23.19 $33.38 $45.39
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
Dancers and choreographers $8.90 $10.02 $16.85 $26.83 $39.10
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, choreographers make $53,610 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Choreographers $21,520 $31,790 $48,240 $69,430 $94,400
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
Dancers and choreographers $18,510 $20,830 $35,060 $55,800 $81,330
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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