Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

27-2032 Choreographers

Create new dance routines. Rehearse performance of routines. May direct and stage presentations.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic 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)
12,390 6.3 % $20.25 $42,110 2.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.93 $12.01 $18.11 $26.79 $34.22
Annual Wage (2) $18,570 $24,980 $37,660 $55,720 $71,180


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Schools and Instruction 10,780 3.35 $20.00 $41,590
Performing Arts Companies 770 0.68 $22.51 $46,820
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 200 0.02 $15.27 $31,770
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 90 0.00 $20.86 $43,390
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 90 0.10 $17.43 $36,250

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Schools and Instruction 10,780 3.35 $20.00 $41,590
Performing Arts Companies 770 0.68 $22.51 $46,820
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 50 0.11 $24.28 $50,500
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 90 0.10 $17.43 $36,250
Amusement Parks and Arcades 70 0.05 $22.71 $47,240

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 60 0.01 $36.20 $75,300
Elementary and Secondary Schools 40 (7) $26.61 $55,350
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 50 0.11 $24.28 $50,500
Spectator Sports 60 0.04 $23.21 $48,280
Amusement Parks and Arcades 70 0.05 $22.71 $47,240


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 2,980 0.21 2.18 $22.31 $46,400
Ohio 1,060 0.22 2.21 $18.86 $39,240
Texas 990 0.10 1.01 $19.82 $41,230
Virginia 840 0.24 2.43 $23.37 $48,620
Arizona 820 0.35 3.54 $20.16 $41,930




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 150 0.56 5.69 $14.95 $31,100
Connecticut 560 0.35 3.61 $20.56 $42,770
Arizona 820 0.35 3.54 $20.16 $41,930
Vermont 100 0.34 3.47 $32.82 $68,260
Alabama 570 0.31 3.22 $12.52 $26,040




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 120 0.03 0.33 $34.51 $71,790
Minnesota (8) (8) (8) $34.35 $71,450
New York 80 0.01 0.10 $32.83 $68,290
Vermont 100 0.34 3.47 $32.82 $68,260
Washington 310 0.11 1.17 $27.28 $56,740

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 590 0.35 3.62 $19.57 $40,710
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 480 0.50 5.12 $23.26 $48,380
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 400 0.30 3.03 $16.02 $33,320
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 390 0.46 4.70 $21.75 $45,230
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 300 0.12 1.22 $25.59 $53,220
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 290 0.31 3.13 $23.56 $49,010
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 290 0.36 3.73 $18.12 $37,690
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 240 0.19 1.96 $20.82 $43,300
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 210 0.22 2.23 $15.40 $32,020
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 170 0.18 1.84 $15.71 $32,680




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Casper, WY 60 1.53 15.66 $11.65 $24,240
Tuscaloosa, AL 80 0.94 9.60 $10.76 $22,370
Modesto, CA 110 0.70 7.20 $20.04 $41,680
Huntsville, AL 130 0.62 6.37 $11.02 $22,930
Boise City-Nampa, ID 130 0.51 5.19 $17.77 $36,960
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 480 0.50 5.12 $23.26 $48,380
Tucson, AZ 170 0.49 5.02 $23.60 $49,080
Mobile, AL 80 0.48 4.91 $24.14 $50,200
Lafayette, LA 70 0.47 4.77 (8) (8)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 390 0.46 4.70 $21.75 $45,230




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 30 0.03 0.33 $37.60 $78,200
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 70 0.01 0.13 $34.42 $71,590
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $33.54 $69,760
Richmond, VA (8) (8) (8) $31.60 $65,730
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA (8) (8) (8) $31.05 $64,570
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 70 0.02 0.21 $29.54 $61,440
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 100 0.06 0.59 $28.92 $60,150
Spokane, WA 80 0.39 4.04 $28.36 $58,990
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 170 0.31 3.19 $26.83 $55,810
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $26.71 $55,570

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.35 3.58 $18.83 $39,160
Northeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 1.81 $14.85 $30,900
Northwestern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area 30 0.96 9.84 $22.39 $46,570

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwestern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area 30 0.96 9.84 $22.39 $46,570
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.35 3.58 $18.83 $39,160
Northeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 1.81 $14.85 $30,900

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwestern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area 30 0.96 9.84 $22.39 $46,570
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.35 3.58 $18.83 $39,160
Northeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 1.81 $14.85 $30,900
Kansas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $12.19 $25,350
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $9.70 $20,180


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. 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) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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