Stand Up Comedian Career

*A job as a Stand Up Comedian falls under the broader career category of Actors. The information on this page will generally apply to all careers in this category but may not specifically apply to this career title.

Job Description for Actors : 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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Actor Career

Salary Info

Median Annual Wage

$82,867*

Median Hourly Wage

$39.84*

Total Employed Nationally

48,620


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics May 2016 wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2016-2026). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.