2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries
Choreographers create new dance routines. Rehearse performance of routines. May direct and stage presentations.
Table of contents
- Average salary
- Starting salary
- Salary rank
- Salary range
- Highest paying states
- Highest paying industries
Entry-level Choreographers with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $21,180 to $29,420 per year or $10 to $14 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.
We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Choreographers to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.
|Highest (Top 10%)||$49||$101,250|
|Senior (Top 25%)||$30||$63,080|
|Middle (Mid 50%)||$21||$43,680|
|Junior (Bottom 25%)||$14||$29,420|
|No experience (Bottom 10%)||$10||$21,180|
Highest paying states
Another simple way to increase your salary as a Choreographer is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like NY doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at NY might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.
According to BLS, the highest paid Choreographers are in the states of NY, DC, CA, GA and IL.
Highest paying industries
|Salary by industry||Annual||Hourly|
|Performing Arts Companies||$59200||$28.46|
|Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools||$52170||$25.08|
|Other Schools and Instruction||$48560||$23.35|
|Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers||$43070||$20.71|
|Other Amusement and Recreation Industries||$37430||$18.00|
|Elementary and Secondary Schools||$36300||$17.45|