Actors and comedians

National Occupation Code (NOC): 5135  ยท  Browse All Occupations

Actors and comedians perform roles in motion picture, television, theatre and radio productions to entertain a variety of audiences. They are employed by motion picture, television, theatre and other production companies. This unit group includes acting teachers employed by private acting schools.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Acting Teacher - Private Or Studio
  • Actor/actress
  • Comedian
  • Comic
  • Diction Coach
  • Drama Actor
  • Drama Coach
  • Drama Teacher - Private Or Studio
  • Dramatic Arts Teacher - Private Or Studio
  • Dramatic Reader
  • Film Dubber
  • Humorist - Performing Arts
  • Improviser
  • Mime
  • Movie Actor
  • Narrator
  • Performing Arts Extra
  • Reader - Performing Arts
  • Standardized Patient
  • Stand-up Comedian
  • Story Teller
  • Straight Man
  • Voice Coach
  • Voice-over Actor
  • Acting Teacher - Private Or Studio
  • Actor/actress
  • Comedian
  • Drama Teacher - Private Or Studio
  • Narrator
  • Standardized Patient

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for actors and comedians.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree N/A
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate N/A
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma N/A
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma $8,947
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above $9,265
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $4,721
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Gender

The following table details median income by gender for actors and comedians.

Gender Median Income
Male $4,721
Female $9,121
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Extracted Salary Information (1 samples)

The following salary data has been extracted from job posts indexed on this website over the last year for actors and comedians.

$35,100.00
Lowest Observed
$35,100.00
Highest Observed
$35,100.00
25th Percentile
$35,100.00
Average
$35,100.00
Median
$35,100.00
75th Percentile

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for actors and comedians

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 35
25 to 34 years 40
35 to 44 years 25
45 to 54 years 30
55 to 64 years 25
65 to 74 years 0
75 years and over 0
Total 160
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for actors and comedians. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 135
Part Time 20
Total 170
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Gender

This chart outlines regional employment participation by gender for actors and comedians. Hover over a pie section to see the associated gender, or refer to the table below.

Gender Employed Individuals
Male 115
Female 45
Total 155
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for actors and comedians. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 95
Self Employed 60
Total 160
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for actors and comedians. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 135
Unemployed 20
Total 160
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for actors and comedians. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 20
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 30
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 0
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 45
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 10
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 75
Total 170
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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