Information About Dancers

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Training

Dancers need long-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Dancers
Training for Dancers
Percent
Less than High School 18.2
High School 18.2
Some College 30.5
Associates Degree 11.4
Bachelors Degree 17.9
Masters Degree 3.1
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.7

Employment

Represents about 13,000 people in the United States- 14.5% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 0 more dancers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 6,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, dancers make $19.53 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Dancers $8.50 $9.37 $15.00 $23.30 $33.40
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations $9.38 $13.70 $20.90 $31.70 $45.40
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

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

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