The average pay for a Dancer is $35,122 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$15,166 - $133,501
(Median)
$15K
$35K
$130K
MEDIAN: $35,122
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90%

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$8.91 - $51.82
(Median)
$8
$18
$52
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$15,166 - $133,501  
   
Bonus
$5,500  
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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$18,772 - $129,125  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 55
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$8.91 - $51.82  
   
Hourly Tips
$7.14  
Overtime
$11.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$5,500  
   
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).
)
$18,772 - $129,125  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 35
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Job Description for Dancer

A person seeking employment as a professional dancer may have a variety of employment opportunities available, such as performing in stage productions or providing instruction at dance and fitness studios. Dancers can also serve a dual role, both dancing and serving as choreographer in smaller community productions. Whatever the employment sought by a dancer, one key element of this career is physical fitness.

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Dancer Tasks

  • Express narrative and rhythm of dances through body movements.
  • Train and attend rehearsals.
  • Perform in stage events including musicals, dance shows and concerts, movies, videos, commercials, or community or entertainment events.
  • May assist with choreography.

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Pay by Experience Level for Dancer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Dancer Salaries

Late-Career
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Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
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National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 52%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
medical benefits
Vision: 17%
dental benefits
None: 48%
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