Salary for Choreographers

Also known as:  Choreographer, Dance Director, Dance Master

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Professionals employed in the field of choreography create dance routines and movement combinations for performance in a wide range of settings by dancers of all skill levels. The movements they choreograph are designed to create moods and tell stories in combination with music and scenery. Choreographers develop their combinations aftercarefully studying story lines. They may develop movement and dance combinations for individuals groups and/or ensembles. Several years of dance experience and a minimum of a high school diploma are expected of these individuals.

A Choreographer can receive an average pay level of between $21,180 - $101,250 depending on experience and talent. can get an average compensation of fifty-two thousand dollars yearly.

can get the best pay in New York, which has average job salaries of close to $97,180. People working these jobs can get the best compensation in Other Services (except Public Administration), where they can receive normal pay levels of $86,200.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 36.10 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Choreographers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Other Services (except Public Administration)
$86,200
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$54,960
Educational Services
$48,520

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Educational Services
$48,520
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$54,960
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$86,200