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What is the average salary for Actors in the United States?

Actors earn an average hourly wage of $37.28.

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

Learn more about the Actor job market for salaries of real jobs in your area.

Senior

The top 25% of Actors in the United States earn:

$49.70 an hour - per year
Experienced

The top 50% of Actors in the United States earn:

$19.82 an hour - per year
Junior

The bottom 25% of Actors in the United States earn:

$11.97 an hour - per year
Starting

The bottom 10% of Actors in the United States earn:

$9.00 an hour - per year

You may have noticed that this career is missing annual salary data. This is most likely because jobs in this career typically are paid by the hour, and not on an annual salary basis.

Historical salary for Actors in the United States

Actor salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Actor Salary in New York $46.41 - # 1
Actor Salary in Washington $43.43 - # 2
Actor Salary in New Jersey $29.49 - # 3
Actor Salary in Wisconsin $29.11 - # 4
Actor Salary in Nevada $27.08 - # 5
Actor Salary in Connecticut $26.42 - # 6
Actor Salary in Maryland $25.14 - # 7
Actor Salary in North Carolina $22.58 - # 8
Actor Salary in Colorado $22.04 - # 9
Actor Salary in Virginia $19.47 - # 10
Actor Salary in Kentucky $18.19 - # 11
Actor Salary in Missouri $17.77 - # 12
Actor Salary in Pennsylvania $16.97 - # 13
Actor Salary in Florida $16.73 - # 14
Actor Salary in South Carolina $15.30 - # 15
Actor Salary in Michigan $15.10 - # 16
Actor Salary in Minnesota $14.61 - # 17
Actor Salary in Georgia $14.32 - # 18
Actor Salary in Ohio $13.26 - # 19
Actor Salary in Indiana $11.41 - # 20
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics