What Is the Average Wage of an Actor?

What Is the Average Wage of an Actor?

As of 2009, the median wage for any actor was $28.79 per hour, according to CelebrityNetWorth.com. However, hourly wages and yearly income varied depending on factors such as industry, company and position.

CelebrityNetWorth.com provides the average hourly wages from actors in a number of different industries. Performing arts company employees made an average of $21.12 hourly in 2009, while motion picture and video industry actors made $47.70 and independent artists made $39.24, according to the website. A May 2009 report issued by the Bureau of Labor Statistic found that actors made an average annual salary of $39,880 during that year.