Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for an Actor / Actress is $51,219
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Actor / Actresses?
An entry-level Actor / Actress with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $49,178 based on 34 salaries. An early career Actor / Actress with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,613 based on 79 salaries. A mid-career …Read more
What Do Actor / Actresses Do?
An actor or actress is someone who portrays a fictional role for entertainment purposes, often for presentations, plays, movies, and television shows. Actors often read at auditions in order to acquire roles; for any given job, there may be hundreds or thousands of people auditioning, so strong perseverance is important to succeed in this line of work.
Some actors and actresses may opt to fulfill "extra" positions, which are far more common than speaking roles, while others may fulfill smaller …Read more
- Follow physical, costuming, voice and language guidelines to act as a character.
- Appear on time and work well with other staff.
- Follow blocking and movement instructions.