The average pay for an Actor / Actress is $47,822 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Actor / Actress Total Pay (?
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$19,458 - $166,107
(Median)
19K
48K
76K
170K
MEDIAN: $47,821
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Actor / Actress Total Pay (?
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$9.00 - $50.00
(Median)
9
14
19
28
50
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$19,458 - $166,107  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,273  
Profit Sharing
$1,017 - $44,270  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$19,468 - $188,119  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 107
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$9.00 - $50.00  
   
Overtime
$14.74 - $40.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,273  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,017 - $44,270  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$19,468 - $188,119  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 107
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Pay Difference By Location
Los Angeles
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National Average
$44,000
New York
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Experience Affects Actor / Actress Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%
Experienced
up arrow 7%
National Average
$44,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 2%
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Gender
Female
38%
female alumni
 
Male
62%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
6%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 47% dental benefits Dental: 28%
vision benefits Vision: 18% employee benefits None: 51%
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