Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2004

27-2099 Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers, All Other

All entertainers and performers, sports and related workers not listed separately.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area profile for this occupation

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)
54,800 15.5 % $18.82 (6) 6.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.89 $11.54 $16.73 $22.51 $32.99
(6)

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Motion picture and video industries 43,660 $19.24 (6)
Amusement parks and arcades 1,720 $14.24 (6)
Performing arts companies 1,500 $19.47 (6)
Colleges and universities 1,140 $18.20 (6)
Independent artists, writers, and performers 880 $18.03 (6)

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Radio and television broadcasting 100 $22.61 (6)
Federal government (OES designation) 260 $21.87 (6)
Gambling industries 50 $21.47 (6)
Performing arts companies 1,500 $19.47 (6)
Motion picture and video industries 43,660 $19.24 (6)

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
Florida 2,090 $15.18 (6) 0.029%
Nevada 280 $20.30 (6) 0.025%
Washington 370 $42.43 (6) 0.014%
Kentucky 250 $13.12 (6) 0.014%
Tennessee 340 $17.70 (6) 0.013%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Washington 370 $42.43 (6) 0.014%
Michigan 190 $22.80 (6) 0.004%
Colorado 130 $20.94 (6) 0.006%
Nevada 280 $20.30 (6) 0.025%
New York (7) $19.64 (6) (7)

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
Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA PMSA 41,520 $19.36 (6) 1.042%
Knoxville, TN MSA 110 $12.79 (6) 0.032%
Las Vegas, NV-AZ MSA 250 $20.25 (6) 0.029%
Sarasota-Bradenton, FL MSA 60 $14.56 (6) 0.022%
Atlantic-Cape May, NJ PMSA 40 $12.19 (6) 0.021%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA PMSA (7) $46.79 (6) (7)
Ann Arbor, MI PMSA (7) $31.88 (6) (7)
Stockton-Lodi, CA MSA (7) $27.39 (6) (7)
Oakland, CA PMSA 190 $22.93 (6) 0.019%
Denver, CO PMSA 70 $22.73 (6) 0.006%

About May 2004 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.

(6) There is wide variation in the number of hours worked by those employed as actors, dancers, musicians, and singers. Many jobs are for a duration of 1 day or 1 week and it is extremely rare for a performer to have guaranteed employment for a period that exceeds 3 to 6 months.

(7) Estimates not released.

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May 2004 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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Last Modified Date: June 02, 2005

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