Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does an Actor make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

Experience

Industry

$46,043 / yrTotal Pay
$42,643 / yrBase Pay
$3,401 / yrAdditional Pay

$46,043

 / yr
$27K$83K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Actor is $46,043 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $42,643 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $3,401 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Related Job Titles

For Actor

Some related job titles are Model Salaries with median pay of $41,780, Theater Salaries with median pay of $43,055.

Top Paying Companies

For an Actor in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for an Actor in United States. Employers include Netflix, SAG-AFTRA and Nickelodeon.

1
Netflix
Netflix
$160,094/yr
7
$58,357/yr
8
$57,640/yr
9
Self Opportunity
$57,470/yr
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SAG-AFTRA
4.3
ActorSee 24 salaries from this location

$99,934

 / yr

$57,470

 / yr

$34

 / hr

$58,357

 / yr

$57,302

 / yr

$57,640

 / yr

$84,572

 / yr

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$21

 / hr

$55,549

 / yr

$17

 / hr

$3,666

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$19

 / hr

$8,031

 / mo

$160,094

 / yr

$22

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$41,140

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Top Paying Industries

For an Actor in United States

The top 5 paying industries for an Actor in United States are Information Technology with a median total pay of $160,094, Management & Consulting with a median total pay of $78,618, Media & Communication with a median total pay of $77,975, Human Resources & Staffing with a median total pay of $55,549, and Arts, Entertainment & Recreation with a median total pay of $44,522.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$160,094

    64% Higher than other industries

  • Management & ConsultingManagement & Consulting$78,618

    27% Higher than other industries

  • Media & CommunicationMedia & Communication$77,975

    26% Higher than other industries

  • Human Resources & StaffingHuman Resources & Staffing$55,549

    4% Lower than other industries

  • Arts, Entertainment & RecreationArts, Entertainment & Recreation$44,522

    29% Lower than other industries

Information Technology

The top paying company in Information Technology for Actor is Netflix.

NetflixNetflix$160,094/yr

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Job Title

Location

Total Pay

Base Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date of Time

Haunt Scare Actor

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$61

/hr

$11 | $50

Submitted2 days ago

1-3 years
2 days ago
Actor/Performer

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$500

/mo

Submitted2 days ago

4-6 years
2 days ago
Actress

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$15

/hr

Submitted2 days ago

1-3 years
2 days ago
Seasonal Haunt Actor

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$18

/hr

Submitted2 days ago

1-3 years
2 days ago
Actor/Performer

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$18

/hr

Submitted2 days ago

1-3 years
2 days ago
Actor/Performer

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$18

/hr

Submitted2 days ago

15+ years
2 days ago
Actor/Performer

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$55,555

/yr

Submitted2 days ago

4-6 years
2 days ago

Actor pay FAQ

The national average salary for an Actor is $42,643 per year in United States. Filter by location to see an Actor salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 666 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by an Actor employees.

The highest salary for an Actor in United States is $76,442 per year.

The lowest salary for an Actor in United States is $24,733 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming an Actor or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of an Actor.

Additional Resources

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