How much does an Actor/Performer make in the United States? The average Actor/Performer salary in the United States is $61,941 as of April 24, 2024, but the range typically falls between $51,043 and $75,627. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Actor/Performer Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Actor/Performer Salary $41,121 US April 24, 2024
25th Percentile Actor/Performer Salary $51,043 US April 24, 2024
50th Percentile Actor/Performer Salary $61,941 US April 24, 2024
75th Percentile Actor/Performer Salary $75,627 US April 24, 2024
90th Percentile Actor/Performer Salary $88,088 US April 24, 2024
25% $51,043 10% $41,121 90% $88,088 75% $75,627 $61,941 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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Job Description for Actor/Performer

Actor/Performer portrays a role in a production to interpret character or present characterization to audience. Applies fundamental theatrical concepts and techniques. Being an Actor/Performer no formal experience or training necessary. (Copyright 2024 Salary.com)... View full job description

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Career Path for Actor/Performer

A career path is a sequence of jobs that leads to your short- and long-term career goals. Some follow a linear career path within one field, while others change fields periodically to achieve career or personal goals.

For Actor/Performer, the first career path typically progresses to Talent Director.

Additionally, the second career path typically starts with an Activity Specialist position, and then progresses to Director - Stage, Motion Pictures, Television.

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Actor/Performer salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Actor/Performer, the highest Actor/Performer salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Actor/Performer salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Actor/Performer salary is in Miami, FL, where the Actor/Performer salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
-3.5%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-1.3%

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