Average Actor / Actress Hourly Pay

$19.95
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$1,000
Bonus
$5,000
Commission
$318
Profit Sharing
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The average hourly pay for an Actor / Actress is $19.95.
10%
$10.02
MEDIAN
$19.95
90%
$99.43
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Hourly Rate
$10 - $99
Bonus
$31 - $54,000
Profit Sharing
$20 - $244,679
Commission
$1,000 - $29,000
Total Pay
$20,085 - $214,016
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What Do Actor / Actresses Do?

Actor / Actress Tasks
  • 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.

Job Satisfaction for Actor / Actress

4.7 out of 5
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What Are Popular Skills for Actor / Actresses?

Skills in Performer, Oral / Verbal Communication and Performance Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include English Language and Public Speaking.

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 $15.10 based on 38 salaries. An early career Actor / Actress with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.41 based on 159 salaries. A mid-career Actor / Actress with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $25.43 based on 65 salaries. An experienced Actor / Actress with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50.00 based on 63 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $25.
Employees with Actor / Actress in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 250.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Austin, Texas (117.3% more) and Hollywood, California (43.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Seattle, Washington (34.8% less) and Chicago, Illinois (29.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 360 survey responses.
Entry Level
10.6%
Early Career
44.2%
Mid Career
18.1%
Experienced
17.5%
Late Career
9.7%