$50,249
Avg. Salary
$19.85
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,015

Bonus

$850

Profit Sharing

$54,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Actor / Actress is $19.85 per hour.

The average pay for an Actor / Actress is $50,249 per year.

$9.62
10%
$19.85
50%
$100.22
90%
MEDIAN $19.85
$19k
10%
$50k
50%
$222k
90%
MEDIAN $50,249
$19,048 - $222,370
$19K
$50K
$220K
MEDIAN: $50,249
10%
50%
90%

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$9.62 - $100
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MEDIAN: $19.85
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$0$248K
Salary $19,048 - $222,370
Bonus $40.85 - $96,958
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $248,323
Commission $54,000
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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$19,619 - $247,981
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 23 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 242
Hourly Data $0$980
Hourly Rate $9.62 - $100
Hourly Tips $8.00
Overtime $7.64 - $981
Annual Data $0$248K
Bonus $40.85 - $96,958
Commission $54,000
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $248,323
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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$19,619 - $247,981
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 23 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 156

Job Description for Actor / Actress

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.

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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.

Actor / Actress Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Actor / Actress

Pay by Experience for an Actor / Actress has a positive trend. An entry-level Actor / Actress with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 125 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Actor / Actress with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 66 salaries. An experienced Actor / Actress which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 51 salaries. An Actor / Actress with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 19 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

-15%

National Average: $49,006

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Hollywood is home to an above-average pay rate for Actors and Actresses, 412 percent higher than the national average. Actors and Actresses can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+33 percent), Omaha (+28 percent), Atlanta (+11 percent), and Austin (+8 percent). Compared to the national average, Salt Lake City Actors and Actresses have considerably lower salaries, 68 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Below-median salaries also turn up in Tucson and Nashville (55 percent lower and 36 percent lower, respectively).

Actor / Actress Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Actor / Actress?

Actor / Actress in Los Angeles:
"Awesome."
Pros: The free lunches
Cons: Hard work

Key Stats for Actor / Actress

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Actor / Actress Salaries

Late-Career
▲45%

▲13%

▲1%

National Average
$49,000

▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 36%
dental benefits
Dental: 25%
vision benefits
Vision: 26%
no benefits
None: 61%