How much does an Actor make in the United States?

Average Actor Yearly Salary in the United States

Actors earn an average yearly salary of $35,357. Salaries typically start from $10,400 and go up to $140,020.

Average Actor Hourly Wage in the United States

Actors earn an average hourly wage of $17.00. Hourly wages typically start from $5.00 and go up to $67.32.

Source: Sokanu (Aggregated)

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

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Employment Type Mix

22%
Full-Time
78%
Part-Time

Source: Sokanu user data. View more Actor demographics

Salary Satisfaction

2.9
SCORE
1465
RATINGS
Actors average a score of 2.9 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Actors in the 31th percentile of salary satisfaction.

Source: Sokanu user data. View more Actor satisfaction

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Actor Earnings by Seniority

Top End Actor Earnings

The highest earning Actors in the United States earn:

$67.32
an hour
$140,020.0
per year
Senior Actor Earnings

Senior Actors in the United States earn:

$20.00
an hour
$41,600
per year
Experienced Actor Earnings

Experienced Actors in the United States earn:

$12.98
an hour
$27,000
per year
Junior Actor Earnings

Junior Actors in the United States earn:

$5.00
an hour
$10,400
per year
Starting Actor Earnings

Starting Actors in the United States earn:

$5.00
an hour
$10,400
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Actor Salary Comparison

Actors earn more than 38% percent of similar careers in the United States.

Conductor Salary $58k
Choreographer Salary $49k
Singer Salary $49k
Announcer Salary $47k
Costume Attendant Salary $41k
Actor Salary $35k
Dancer Salary $34k
Music Artist Salary $32k
Comedian Salary $29k
Performer Salary $26k
Source: Sokanu (Aggregated)

Actor salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Actor Salary in Wisconsin - - # 1
Actor Salary in New Jersey - - # 2
Actor Salary in Nevada - - # 3
Actor Salary in Ohio - - # 4
Actor Salary in Oregon - - # 5
Actor Salary in South Carolina - - # 6
Actor Salary in Utah - - # 7
Actor Salary in Virginia - - # 8
Actor Salary in District of Columbia - - # 9
Actor Salary in Georgia - - # 10
Actor Salary in Indiana - - # 11
Actor Salary in Kansas - - # 12
Actor Salary in Maryland - - # 13
Actor Salary in Michigan - - # 14
Actor Salary in Minnesota - - # 15
Actor Salary in Pennsylvania $29.66 $61,688.7 # 16
Actor Salary in Texas $25.79 $53,640 # 17
Actor Salary in California $23.27 $48,399.3 # 18
Actor Salary in New York $17.78 $36,980.3 # 19
Actor Salary in United States $17.00 $35,356.9 # 20
Actor Salary in Florida $12.74 $26,504.2 # 21
Actor Salary in Illinois $10.81 $22,490.3 # 22