Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
10,870 6.5 % $21.23 $44,160 2.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.23 $12.76 $19.04 $27.89 $35.61
Annual Wage (2) $19,190 $26,540 $39,600 $58,010 $74,060


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 9,470 2.79 $20.70 $43,050
Performing Arts Companies 680 0.60 $26.79 $55,730
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 180 0.02 $18.00 $37,430
Amusement Parks and Arcades 90 0.05 $23.25 $48,360
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 70 0.14 $25.52 $53,090

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 9,470 2.79 $20.70 $43,050
Performing Arts Companies 680 0.60 $26.79 $55,730
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 70 0.14 $25.52 $53,090
Amusement Parks and Arcades 90 0.05 $23.25 $48,360
Spectator Sports 40 0.03 $23.53 $48,940

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 $36.29 $75,490
Performing Arts Companies 680 0.60 $26.79 $55,730
Elementary and Secondary Schools 50 (7) $26.29 $54,680
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 70 0.14 $25.52 $53,090
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 70 (7) $24.56 $51,080


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 3,260 0.23 2.75 $24.51 $50,970
Texas 830 0.08 0.95 $21.24 $44,170
Ohio 820 0.16 1.94 $17.26 $35,900
Arizona 730 0.31 3.62 $20.92 $43,500
Virginia 610 0.17 2.04 $24.53 $51,030




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 6.62 $14.58 $30,340
Vermont 110 0.37 4.41 $31.38 $65,260
Arizona 730 0.31 3.62 $20.92 $43,500
Alabama 520 0.29 3.42 $12.23 $25,450
South Dakota 100 0.26 3.05 $13.68 $28,460




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Minnesota (8) (8) (8) $36.00 $74,880
New York 130 0.02 0.18 $35.96 $74,800
Vermont 110 0.37 4.41 $31.38 $65,260
New Jersey 100 0.03 0.32 $27.23 $56,640
Louisiana 180 0.10 1.18 $25.77 $53,590





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-Glendale, AZ 590 0.35 4.08 $20.52 $42,690
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 500 0.52 6.18 $29.23 $60,800
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 410 0.47 5.54 $26.35 $54,800
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 350 0.25 3.00 $15.27 $31,760
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 330 0.34 4.04 $21.35 $44,410
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 290 0.13 1.49 $24.82 $51,630
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 280 0.11 1.32 $25.33 $52,680
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 180 0.19 2.25 $14.29 $29,730
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 180 0.43 5.04 $15.48 $32,200
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 170 0.15 1.80 $31.84 $66,230




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 80 2.03 23.95 $11.95 $24,850
Modesto, CA 100 0.70 8.21 $23.68 $49,260
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 500 0.52 6.18 $29.23 $60,800
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 410 0.47 5.54 $26.35 $54,800
Fort Wayne, IN 90 0.44 5.16 $14.61 $30,400
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 180 0.43 5.04 $15.48 $32,200
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 590 0.35 4.08 $20.52 $42,690
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 330 0.34 4.04 $21.35 $44,410
Wichita, KS 80 0.29 3.48 $8.75 $18,210
Canton-Massillon, OH 50 0.29 3.45 $11.02 $22,920




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 40 0.04 0.44 $38.14 $79,330
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 140 0.03 0.33 $34.22 $71,180
Richmond, VA (8) (8) (8) $32.55 $67,700
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 170 0.15 1.80 $31.84 $66,230
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $30.26 $62,930
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $30.08 $62,570
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 500 0.52 6.18 $29.23 $60,800
Lafayette, LA (8) (8) (8) $27.46 $57,110
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 410 0.47 5.54 $26.35 $54,800
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT (8) (8) (8) $26.29 $54,690

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 110 0.55 6.48 $12.32 $25,630
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.14 1.67 $13.26 $27,590

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 110 0.55 6.48 $12.32 $25,630
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.14 1.67 $13.26 $27,590

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)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.14 1.67 $13.26 $27,590
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 110 0.55 6.48 $12.32 $25,630


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.

(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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