Salary for Choreographers

Also known as:  Choreographer, Dance Director, Dance Master helps arts and communications professionals find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations.

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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 usually gets an average compensation of between 32000 to 48000 depending on the level of education. Choreographers can expect an average salary of Forty One Thousand Nine Hundred dollars per year.

Choreographers are compensated at the highest average salary in New Jersey, which has pay levels, on average, of close to $71790.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 9.36 percent nationwide in that time.
Choreographers tend to make the most in the following industries
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $43,800
Educational Services $41,840
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Educational Services $41,840
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $43,800