Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

27-2031 Dancers

Perform dances. May perform on stage, for on-air broadcasting, or for video recording


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)
11,240 8.2 % $19.53 (4) 6.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.50 $9.37 $15.06 $23.39 $33.49
(4)

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)
Performing Arts Companies 5,040 4.45 $20.90 (4)
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 1,470 0.42 $13.04 (4)
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 1,430 0.13 $10.35 (4)
Other Schools and Instruction 860 0.25 $16.66 (4)
Spectator Sports 630 0.50 $13.84 (4)

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Performing Arts Companies 5,040 4.45 $20.90 (4)
Spectator Sports 630 0.50 $13.84 (4)
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 230 0.49 $17.75 (4)
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 1,470 0.42 $13.04 (4)
Other Schools and Instruction 860 0.25 $16.66 (4)

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 100 0.05 $29.17 (4)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 90 (7) $25.33 (4)
Performing Arts Companies 5,040 4.45 $20.90 (4)
Traveler Accommodation 170 0.01 $20.63 (4)
Employment Services 80 (7) $19.77 (4)


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)
New York 2,260 0.27 3.06 (8) (4)
California 2,010 0.14 1.63 $14.26 (4)
Nevada 840 0.75 8.57 $29.39 (4)
Hawaii 750 1.30 14.90 $16.84 (4)
Florida 350 0.05 0.56 $15.93 (4)




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)
Hawaii 750 1.30 14.90 $16.84 (4)
Nevada 840 0.75 8.57 $29.39 (4)
New York 2,260 0.27 3.06 (8) (4)
Alaska 70 0.24 2.72 $14.12 (4)
Utah 250 0.21 2.42 $16.82 (4)




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 840 0.75 8.57 $29.39 (4)
District of Columbia 110 0.17 1.90 $25.10 (4)
Oregon 100 0.06 0.69 $22.18 (4)
Texas 340 0.03 0.38 $20.02 (4)
Georgia 40 0.01 0.11 $17.97 (4)





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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,010 0.40 4.54 (8) (4)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,190 0.31 3.55 $11.82 (4)
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 800 0.99 11.35 $30.14 (4)
Honolulu, HI 430 1.01 11.52 $10.14 (4)
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 360 0.37 4.26 $20.70 (4)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 330 0.19 2.20 (8) (4)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 210 0.06 0.67 $12.35 (4)
Salt Lake City, UT 150 0.25 2.81 $15.35 (4)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 120 0.05 0.58 $25.20 (4)
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 120 0.20 2.28 $13.92 (4)




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)
Honolulu, HI 430 1.01 11.52 $10.14 (4)
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 800 0.99 11.35 $30.14 (4)
Provo-Orem, UT 90 0.51 5.83 $20.40 (4)
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, SC 50 0.48 5.51 $20.30 (4)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,010 0.40 4.54 (8) (4)
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 360 0.37 4.26 $20.70 (4)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,190 0.31 3.55 $11.82 (4)
Salt Lake City, UT 150 0.25 2.81 $15.35 (4)
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 120 0.20 2.28 $13.92 (4)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 330 0.19 2.20 (8) (4)




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)
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 800 0.99 11.35 $30.14 (4)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 120 0.05 0.58 $25.20 (4)
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 100 0.10 1.12 $22.18 (4)
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 360 0.37 4.26 $20.70 (4)
Provo-Orem, UT 90 0.51 5.83 $20.40 (4)
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, SC 50 0.48 5.51 $20.30 (4)
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $18.73 (4)
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 80 0.05 0.55 $17.56 (4)
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 80 0.11 1.24 $16.31 (4)
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC (8) (8) (8) $16.22 (4)

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)
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 320 2.13 24.34 $25.72 (4)
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area 140 1.96 22.40 $15.08 (4)

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)
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 320 2.13 24.34 $25.72 (4)
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area 140 1.96 22.40 $15.08 (4)

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)
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 320 2.13 24.34 $25.72 (4)
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area 140 1.96 22.40 $15.08 (4)
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $13.70 (4)


About May 2011 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.

(4) Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.

(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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 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: March 27, 2012

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