Match
18.8/hr 18.8/hr
Avg US Salary
69k 69k
Employment
9.6% 9.6%
Growth
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Rating
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Education

How much does an Actor make in the United States?

Average Actor Hourly Wage in the United States

Actors earn a median hourly wage of $18.80.

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

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Actor Earnings by Seniority

Senior Actor Earnings

Senior Actors in the United States earn:

$48.79
an hour
- per year
Experienced Actor Earnings

Experienced Actors in the United States earn:

$18.80
an hour
- per year
Junior Actor Earnings

Junior Actors in the United States earn:

$11.80
an hour
- per year
Starting Actor Earnings

Starting Actors in the United States earn:

$9.27
an hour
- per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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.

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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 $28.07 - # 1
Actor Salary in Tennessee $17.34 - # 2
Actor Salary in Louisiana $15.85 - # 3
Actor Salary in District of Columbia $17.53 - # 4
Actor Salary in Nevada $27.03 - # 5
Actor Salary in Idaho $17.95 - # 6
Actor Salary in Wisconsin $13.71 - # 7
Actor Salary in New Jersey $17.31 - # 8
Actor Salary in Oregon $11.08 - # 9
Actor Salary in Maryland $16.44 - # 10
Actor Salary in Iowa $13.17 - # 11
Actor Salary in Arizona $14.73 - # 12
Actor Salary in Texas $18.85 - # 13
Actor Salary in Virginia $13.67 - # 14
Actor Salary in Pennsylvania $16.16 - # 15
Actor Salary in Massachusetts $11.35 - # 16
Actor Salary in Missouri $15.02 - # 17
Actor Salary in Georgia $11.77 - # 18
Actor Salary in North Carolina $11.68 - # 19
Actor Salary in Michigan $13.27 - # 20
Actor Salary in South Carolina $16.24 - # 21
Actor Salary in Colorado $11.15 - # 22
Actor Salary in Utah $18.35 - # 23
Actor Salary in Florida $16.47 - # 24
Actor Salary in Minnesota $9.39 - # 25
Actor Salary in Ohio $10.58 - # 26
Actor Salary in Indiana $9.00 - # 27
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

How to Become an Actor

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  1. Take the Sokanu Career Test

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  2. Get the Education

  3. Get Hired

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