Salary for Dancers

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Also known as:  Ballerina, Ballet Company Member, Ballet Dancer, Ballet Soloist, Burlesque Dancer, Dance Artist, Dancer, Discotheque Dancer, Exotic Dancer, Go-Go Dancer

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Dancers maintain peak physical condition and flexibility by attending regular classes and rehearsals. They perform and sometimes choreograph dance pieces for live, television, and film audiences, and learn new moves as required. These professional stay informed of trends and changes in the world of dance, and learn techniques and styles based on physical limitations, personal interest, and performance popularity. They may be required to attend and participate in photography shoots, makeup sessions and costume fittings. Professionals in this field spend years in dance classes and training sessions, although almost half of all professional dancers have not completed high school.

A Dancer earns an average salary ranging from $0 - $208,000 based on the level of seniority. get salaries of zero dollars every year.

are paid most highly in California, where they receive average pay scales of approximately $0. Employees who work in this job make the greatest compensation in Information, where they can get pay levels, on average, of $0.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 107.08 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Dancers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Educational Services
$27
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$27
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$25
Accommodation and Food Services
$22
Public Administration
$17

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Public Administration
$17
Accommodation and Food Services
$22
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$25
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$27
Educational Services
$27