Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
5,130 8.1 % $24.79 $51,560 3.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.24 $13.93 $22.09 $32.80 $45.72
Annual Wage (2) $19,210 $28,980 $45,940 $68,220 $95,100


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 3,590 0.92 $24.33 $50,620
Performing Arts Companies 860 0.71 $27.43 $57,060
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 140 0.27 $20.63 $42,920
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 130 0.01 $18.80 $39,110
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 80 0.00 $23.08 $48,000

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 3,590 0.92 $24.33 $50,620
Performing Arts Companies 860 0.71 $27.43 $57,060
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 140 0.27 $20.63 $42,920
Spectator Sports 40 0.03 $25.03 $52,070
Amusement Parks and Arcades 40 0.02 $36.29 $75,490

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Amusement Parks and Arcades 40 0.02 $36.29 $75,490
Performing Arts Companies 860 0.71 $27.43 $57,060
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events (8) (8) $25.52 $53,080
Spectator Sports 40 0.03 $25.03 $52,070
Other Schools and Instruction 3,590 0.92 $24.33 $50,620


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 570 0.04 1.00 (8) (8)
Louisiana 410 0.21 5.64 $19.28 $40,100
Virginia 310 0.08 2.25 $28.25 $58,750
Texas 290 0.02 0.67 (8) (8)
New Jersey 270 0.07 1.88 $33.38 $69,430




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 170 0.62 16.57 $17.75 $36,920
South Dakota 150 0.37 9.84 $13.63 $28,350
Vermont 70 0.23 6.13 $27.74 $57,690
Louisiana 410 0.21 5.64 $19.28 $40,100
Connecticut 200 0.12 3.30 $28.29 $58,850




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 140 0.02 0.43 $40.35 $83,930
Washington (8) (8) (8) $33.51 $69,700
New Jersey 270 0.07 1.88 $33.38 $69,430
Connecticut 200 0.12 3.30 $28.29 $58,850
Virginia 310 0.08 2.25 $28.25 $58,750





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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 230 0.04 0.95 $36.23 $75,360
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 200 0.05 1.34 $20.81 $43,280
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 200 0.35 9.46 (8) (8)
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 100 0.09 2.41 $26.27 $54,630
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 80 0.07 1.93 $36.18 $75,250
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 70 0.12 3.27 $26.97 $56,100
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 60 0.07 1.89 $33.61 $69,900
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 50 0.05 1.37 $44.91 $93,420
Casper, WY 50 1.07 28.65 $13.36 $27,790




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 50 1.07 28.65 $13.36 $27,790
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 200 0.35 9.46 (8) (8)
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 70 0.12 3.27 $26.97 $56,100
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 100 0.09 2.41 $26.27 $54,630
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 80 0.07 1.93 $36.18 $75,250
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 60 0.07 1.89 $33.61 $69,900
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 50 0.05 1.37 $44.91 $93,420
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 200 0.05 1.34 $20.81 $43,280
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 230 0.04 0.95 $36.23 $75,360




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-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 50 0.05 1.37 $44.91 $93,420
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $36.66 $76,260
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 230 0.04 0.95 $36.23 $75,360
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 80 0.07 1.93 $36.18 $75,250
Richmond, VA (8) (8) (8) $34.10 $70,930
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 60 0.07 1.89 $33.61 $69,900
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI (8) (8) (8) $30.11 $62,630
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $27.58 $57,370
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 70 0.12 3.27 $26.97 $56,100
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 100 0.09 2.41 $26.27 $54,630

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)
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 100 0.77 20.61 $12.58 $26,170

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)
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 100 0.77 20.61 $12.58 $26,170

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)
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 100 0.77 20.61 $12.58 $26,170


About May 2015 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 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016