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Information on the businesses and industries that employ Actors and on wages and locations for those in the field. Performing arts, spectator sports & related industries is the industry that employs the most Actors, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Actors, by average wage, is Broadcasting (except internet). Actors are paid most in LA City (Central/Hancock Park & Mid-Wilshire) PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in LA City (Central/Pacific Palisades) PUMA, CA.


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Demographic information on Actors in the US. The average age of male Actors in the workforce is 39.2 and of female Actors is 36.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Actors is White.

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Data on higher education choices for Actors from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Actors is Visual & Performing Arts but a relatively high number of Actors hold a major in Language & Linguistics.



Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Actors from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Actors need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension, Active Listening, and Writing. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Actors need more than the average amount of Social Perceptiveness, Reading Comprehension, and Writing.

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Projections on wages and job growth for Actors from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Actors are expected to see a growth of 11.6% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow faster than the national average.

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