Training Requirements for Dancers

Dancers need no formal educational credential and long-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Dancers
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 Dancers

This represents about 13,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 0 more dancers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 4,000 more.

Typical Income for Dancers

Hourly Income

On average,dancers make $18.29 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Dancers $8.69 $9.37 $13.74 $22.99 $33.34
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, dancers make $0 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Dancers $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
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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