The average salary for an Experienced Dancer is $40,000.
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Job Description for Dancer
A person seeking employment as a professional dancer may have a variety of employment opportunities available, such as performing in stage productions or providing instruction at dance and fitness studios. Dancers can also serve a dual role, both dancing and serving as choreographer in smaller community productions. Whatever the employment sought by a dancer, one key element of this career is physical fitness. Dancers in stage productions or video work should expect to work long hours learning…Read more
- 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 $31,000 based on 6 salaries. An early career Dancer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $31,969 based on 57 salaries. A mid-career Dancer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $32,997 based on 45 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $50,000.
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