Must-Know Acting Career Statistics [Latest Report]

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"85% of actors are unemployed at any given time."

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"There are approximately 63,000 actors working in the United States."

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"Actors have a median hourly wage of $20.26."

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"The acting profession has an expected growth rate of 3% from 2019 to 2029."

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"SAG-AFTRA membership includes over 160,000 actors, broadcast journalists, and other media professionals."

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"Less than 15% of actors hold full-time jobs in their profession."

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"Nearly 31.9% of actors have a bachelor’s degree or higher."

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"54.3% of actors are female, while 45.7% are male."

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"Los Angeles County employs 24,000 actors, including extras."

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"The five major acting unions are SAG-AFTRA, AEA, AFM, AGMA, and AGVA."

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"One third of professional British actors earn less than £5,000 a year from their performances."

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