Average Dancer Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Dancer is $19.91.
MEDIAN $19.91
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Hourly Rate
$9 - $98
$15 - $48,479
Total Pay
$16,981 - $163,317

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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.

Career Paths

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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 $11.75 based on 6 salaries. An early career Dancer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.74 based on 59 salaries. A mid-career Dancer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.27 based on 49 salaries. An experienced Dancer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.48 based on 40 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $45.
Employees with Dancer in their job title in Atlanta, Georgia earn an average of 276.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (88.3% more) and Chicago, Illinois (63.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in New York, New York (9.6% less) and Orlando, Florida (7.2% less).

Years of Experience

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