Highest Paying Industries for Actors, Producers, and Directors

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Communications Equipment Manufacturing86.41179720
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing74.13154190
Specialized Design Services59.13122980
Manufacturing56.87118280
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Privately owned56.39117290
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers53.76111830
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services53.04110330
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services52.22108620
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services51.87107880
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers49.77103520
Personal and Laundry Services46.5996920
Other Personal Services46.5996920
Motion Picture and Video Industries46.1495980
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries45.9795610
Software Publishers45.8395320
Wholesale Trade44.9193410
Computer Systems Design and Related Services44.5892720
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures44.1591840
Telecommunications43.2189880
Wired Telecommunications Carriers43.0389500
Information42.8289060
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services42.0487440
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations41.8987120
Other Information Services41.6486620
All industries, private ownership only41.486110
All industries41.0985470
Retail Trade40.7384730
Nonstore Retailers40.7384720
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses40.7384720
Federal government, including the US Postal Service39.9683120
Federal Executive Branch39.9483080
Publishing Industries (except Internet)39.5682280
Rental and Leasing Services37.9178850
Cable and Other Subscription Programming37.7578530
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing37.7578530
Television Broadcasting37.3277620
Management of Companies and Enterprises36.9176780
Scientific Research and Development Services36.4275760
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries36.375510
Broadcasting (except Internet)35.5273890
Transportation and Warehousing35.4873810
Spectator Sports35.4273680
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers35.3273470
Radio and Television Broadcasting35.2173230
Federal, State, and Local Government34.6172000
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service34.6172000
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation34.3271380
Grantmaking and Giving Services33.9270560
Newspaper Publishers33.5969860
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services32.8268270
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)32.4267430
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations31.9566450
Social Advocacy Organizations31.5665650
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing31.5565630
Other schools and instruction, Privately owned31.4965500
Other Schools and Instruction (including private, state, and local government schools)31.4765450
Sound Recording Industries3164470
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers30.8164090
Gambling Industries30.6463730
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)30.4463300
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service30.262810
Other Support Services30.1462690
Junior colleges, Local government owned30.0262440
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals29.9462280
Casino Hotels29.9362250
Educational Services, Privately owned29.4161180
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals29.0160340
Performing Arts Companies28.7859860
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events28.7859860
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters28.6859660
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)28.5459370
Radio Broadcasting28.2358720
Local government, including schools and hospitals28.1758600
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services28.1358520
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)28.0458330
Religious Organizations27.8657940
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)27.7157630
Educational Services, Local government owned27.356780
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned27.1656490
Photographic Services26.9656080
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)26.8355820
State government, including schools and hospitals26.6155350
Hospitals, Privately owned26.5755270
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)26.3654830
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned26.3454780
Outpatient Care Centers26.3154730
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned25.6453340
Finance and Insurance25.6253290
Educational Services, State government owned25.5653160
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned25.5553150
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)25.2652540
Amusement Parks and Arcades25.2152430
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries24.851580
Junior colleges, State government owned24.2250370
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training (including private, state, and local government schools)24.2150360
Ambulatory Health Care Services23.849510
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned23.6649220
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries23.4348740
Offices of Physicians22.9747770
Civic and Social Organizations22.0645880
Food Services and Drinking Places21.845350
Educational Support Services, Privately owned20.943470
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities20.8743420
Educational Support Services (including private, state, and local government schools)20.8343340
Restaurants and Other Eating Places19.7641090
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions17.6236650

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