Average Dancer Salary

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The average salary for a Dancer is $34,163.
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$13k - $102k
$15 - $48k
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$17k - $161k

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Job Description for Dancer

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Dancer

An entry-level Dancer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $29,450 based on 6 salaries. An early career Dancer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $31,100 based on 59 salaries. A mid-career Dancer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $32,997 based on 50 salaries. An experienced Dancer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $48,143 based on 40 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $50,000.
Employees with Dancer in their job title in Denver, Colorado earn an average of 75.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (46.4% more) and New York, New York (44.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (25.4% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (23.9% less).

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