This occupation has a moderate probability of automation.

37.0% probability

of automation

11.7% growth

projected to 2026

63,800 employed

currently in the US

$39.84 hourly wage

US, median

What they do

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.

Risk of automation

This occupation is 37.0% likely to be automated. It ranks 259 of 702 occupations analyzed (higher rank means higher likelihood).

People affected and economic value

In the US, 63,800 people have this job. The mean hourly wage for this occupation is $39.84.

Official growth forecast

This occupation is projected to grow 11.7% between 2016 and 2026. At this rate, there would be 71,300 people with this job at that time.

References and notes

This article uses data from "The Future of Employment" (PDF), a 2013 study from University of Oxford researchers, and US Bureau of Labor Statistics files including Standard Occupational Classification 2010 Definitions (XLS), May 2016 Occupational Employment Statistics (zip) and 2016-2026 Employment Projections (XLS).