Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Question: Personal Income

According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the "average wage per job" in the "New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island" area in 2006 was $60,544. Chicago was $48,420. San Francisco: $61, 031. Boston: $59,095. I'm curious about how representative those figures are for those of you who are working day jobs to support your theatre career. I don't want to know how much you make, but if you would tell me (and feel free to use the Anonymous comment option for this):

1. What city you are in.
2. Whether you are making: Way Less, Somewhat Less, About That Much, a Little More, or a Lot More.

Again, I'm trying to crunch some numbers, so I appreciate your assistance.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm an actor in DC/VA/MD, and I'd have to say I make about $20K less than the NY/NJ number.

Don Hall said...

Chicago. $42K.

Philucifer [aka Charlie Willis] said...

NYC (and I do actually live on the island).

A little less than half of what's quoted there.

Anonymous said...

West Coast.

About 130K in 2007.

Anonymous said...

1. What city you are in. New York

2. A Lot More. (Double) I have a serious day job, though. Full-time, big office, experience required, career path, etc.

Drewster said...

I am an actor in Houstonm TX. Keeping in ming that my day job is also in the non-profit sector, I make 25k a year.

Ian said...

I live in New York, I'm a director with a day job, and I make 28,600 before taxes. so about half of the average.

Laura said...

Chicago - my last day job (which was a true, "work hard about something you don't care about" kind of day job) was in the "somewhat less" category, I guess.

Paul Rekk said...

Chicago; I just (voluntarily) made the leap from somewhat less to way less.

Anonymous said...

Atlanta - I'm a theater managing director - less than Boston, more than Chicago