How Much Money Does an Actor Make?


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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median hourly wage for actors in 2012 was $20.26. This refers to the pay scale that falls in the middle. Half of all the salaries are above it, and half are below it.

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How Much Money Does an Actor Make?
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Most actors work part time, and these wages were based on a wide range of schedules, including evening, night and holiday hours. The actors at the bottom of the pay scale made less than $8.92 an hour, while the top earners had an hourly rate of more than $90. Many of these actors belonged to unions, such as the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists or Actors’ Equity Association.

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