Actors (27-2011)

Occupation description:  Play parts in stage, television, radio, video, motion picture productions, or other settings for entertainment, information, or instruction. Interpret serious or comic role by speech, gesture, and body movement to entertain or inform audience. May dance and sing.

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 8285 3.70 34
United States 69,40076,100 9.6660 2,7303,400

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.


2015 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 37.479.2711.80 18.8048.79*

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.


Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
18592 49.749.6 38.9
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation51
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation0
UI claimants previously working in occupation13
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 111
Number of job position postings 3
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 37.0

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Some college, no degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: Long-term on-the-job training