Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
6,030 8.3 % $24.71 $51,390 4.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.06 $13.73 $21.28 $32.89 $48.96
Annual Wage (2) $18,840 $28,550 $44,250 $68,410 $101,830


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 4,560 1.21 $24.11 $50,150
Performing Arts Companies 720 0.60 $28.36 $58,980
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 110 0.20 $19.66 $40,890
Motion Picture and Video Industries 80 0.02 (8) (8)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 70 0.00 $23.08 $48,010

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 4,560 1.21 $24.11 $50,150
Performing Arts Companies 720 0.60 $28.36 $58,980
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 110 0.20 $19.66 $40,890
Spectator Sports 40 0.03 $27.26 $56,700
Amusement Parks and Arcades 30 0.02 $35.03 $72,860

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Amusement Parks and Arcades 30 0.02 $35.03 $72,860
Junior Colleges 40 0.01 $32.09 $66,740
Performing Arts Companies 720 0.60 $28.36 $58,980
Spectator Sports 40 0.03 $27.26 $56,700
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events (8) (8) $25.82 $53,710


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 760 0.05 1.13 $37.73 $78,480
Texas 550 0.05 1.09 $23.30 $48,460
Virginia 320 0.09 1.96 $27.81 $57,850
New Jersey 320 0.08 1.83 $32.46 $67,520
Washington 310 0.11 2.40 $34.36 $71,470




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 0.53 11.93 $17.00 $35,370
South Dakota 170 0.43 9.55 $14.50 $30,170
Vermont 80 0.28 6.18 $25.37 $52,780
Louisiana 280 0.14 3.24 $17.11 $35,580
Washington 310 0.11 2.40 $34.36 $71,470




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 760 0.05 1.13 $37.73 $78,480
New York 90 0.01 0.23 $37.44 $77,880
Washington 310 0.11 2.40 $34.36 $71,470
New Jersey 320 0.08 1.83 $32.46 $67,520
Connecticut (8) (8) (8) $28.80 $59,900





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)
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 140 0.13 2.93 $38.28 $79,610
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 130 0.02 0.54 $37.41 $77,810
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 120 0.06 1.43 $25.83 $53,730
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 70 0.07 1.53 $26.49 $55,100
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 50 0.03 0.77 (8) (8)
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 40 0.05 1.07 $32.57 $67,740
Casper, WY 40 0.91 20.37 $12.77 $26,550
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 40 0.03 0.67 $28.95 $60,210




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 40 0.91 20.37 $12.77 $26,550
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 140 0.13 2.93 $38.28 $79,610
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 70 0.07 1.53 $26.49 $55,100
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 120 0.06 1.43 $25.83 $53,730
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 40 0.05 1.07 $32.57 $67,740
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 50 0.03 0.77 (8) (8)
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 40 0.03 0.67 $28.95 $60,210
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 130 0.02 0.54 $37.41 $77,810




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)
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 140 0.13 2.93 $38.28 $79,610
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 130 0.02 0.54 $37.41 $77,810
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $36.45 $75,820
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) $35.47 $73,780
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 40 0.05 1.07 $32.57 $67,740
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $31.69 $65,910
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $29.92 $62,230
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 40 0.03 0.67 $28.95 $60,210
Kansas City, MO-KS (8) (8) (8) $26.96 $56,080
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA (8) (8) (8) $26.72 $55,580

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)
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 100 0.82 18.50 $12.59 $26,190
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.40 8.97 $23.01 $47,870
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 40 0.65 14.49 $17.50 $36,400

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)
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 100 0.82 18.50 $12.59 $26,190
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 40 0.65 14.49 $17.50 $36,400
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.40 8.97 $23.01 $47,870

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)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.40 8.97 $23.01 $47,870
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 40 0.65 14.49 $17.50 $36,400
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 100 0.82 18.50 $12.59 $26,190


About May 2014 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.

(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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015