Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, November 2003

27-2032 Choreographers

Create and teach dance. May direct and stage presentations.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
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National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
15,140 5.2 % $17.65 $36,700 3.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $6.88 $9.81 $15.41 $22.68 $30.89
Annual Wage (2) $14,310 $20,400 $32,060 $47,180 $64,240

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Other schools and instruction 13,630 $17.82 $37,060
Other amusement and recreation industries 630 $14.36 $29,870
Performing arts companies 330 $19.49 $40,540
Colleges and universities 90 $20.32 $42,270
Civic and social organizations 40 $12.41 $25,820

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Colleges and universities 90 $20.32 $42,270
Performing arts companies 330 $19.49 $40,540
Other schools and instruction 13,630 $17.82 $37,060
Other amusement and recreation industries 630 $14.36 $29,870
Civic and social organizations 40 $12.41 $25,820

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Alabama 490 $12.96 $26,960 0.027%
Wyoming 60 $11.93 $24,820 0.025%
Delaware 100 $17.69 $36,790 0.025%
Georgia 880 $16.22 $33,730 0.023%
Kansas 290 $13.89 $28,890 0.022%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
New York 1,080 $31.79 $66,120 0.013%
New Jersey 220 $25.23 $52,470 0.006%
New Hampshire (7) $23.57 $49,020 (7)
Washington 530 $21.64 $45,010 0.021%
Virginia 340 $21.40 $44,510 0.010%

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Lawrence, KS MSA 60 $15.07 $31,350 0.127%
Modesto, CA MSA 130 (7) (7) 0.081%
Lincoln, NE MSA 110 $14.62 $30,410 0.076%
Mobile, AL MSA 130 $11.36 $23,630 0.061%
Bremerton, WA PMSA 40 $14.58 $30,330 0.053%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
New York, NY PMSA 630 $40.80 $84,860 0.016%
Richmond-Petersburg, VA MSA 90 $31.13 $64,750 0.017%
Boston, MA-NH PMSA 60 $30.02 $62,440 0.003%
Orange County, CA PMSA 110 $27.84 $57,900 0.008%
Philadelphia, PA-NJ PMSA 90 $27.01 $56,190 0.004%

About November 2003 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: April 19, 2005

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