Alocsin's Entertainment Jobs and Salaries Index

Director Hal Selwin on the set of "His and Hers."
Director Hal Selwin on the set of "His and Hers." | Source

© 2012 by Aurelio Locsin.

Entertainers cannot rely on their in-born talent alone to obtain jobs. They typically hone their performance skills in colleges and universities. They then require perseverance, hard work and luck to find positions in movies, TV, the stage and multimedia. For many, the work is so irregular that their average yearly earnings cannot be calculated. Instead, only their hourly wages are shown.

Their positions include producers, directors, actors and musicians. The following indexes Alocsin's hubs about entertainment jobs, arranged in alphabetical order.

  • Actors. Information pay for all actors, including those who work on stage, TV or movies. Their work scheduling is highly irregular.
  • Movie Actors. Interpret character and scripts through performances on film. Their compensation and working conditions are determined by the Screen Actors Guild.
  • Orchestral Musicians. Individual instrument players who combine their expertise under the guidance of a conductor to produce music for concerts, musicals, commercials and movies.
  • Producers and Directors. Producers manage the budgets and business aspects of entertainment productions, while directors maintain the final creative authority.

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MarleneB 3 years ago from Northern California, USA

Your first sentence says it all. I have a friend whose son moved to southern California to persue his acting career. He is successful, but it is hard work. His income fluctuates severely. Overall, at the end of the year his account shows that he did well. But, there are times when there is no work at all and other times when he is flooded with assignments and can't take them all. Awwww... can't complain. It's nice to have so much work you're giving it away. By the way, I really enjoy all of your write-ups about the various jobs and salaries.


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Rusticliving 3 years ago from California

You have really hit it on the head with this hub. You have to be so well versed in all aspects of acting nowadays. Stepping out in front of a camera is not all there is anymore. When I worked on an IMAX film while still in Kauai, I was an extra. However, because of my background in staging and makeup and hair, I was offered the job to do both when they would need me. So I would be on set at 4:30 am to stage whatever scene(s) we were shooting that day, then report to the makeup trailer at 7:30 to work on the principals till 11 am, then report to my scenes after lunch. Lots of work but at least I kept busy! Voted up and shared!


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Karen Hellier 3 years ago from Georgia

My daughter is currently going to college to become a screenwriter. I see that is not on your list. Could you add that information to your hub? I would like to see what you come up with in terms of salary. Interesting hub, especially for those interested in the entertainment field.


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alocsin 3 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

Check this out, Karen Hellier. It has salary info: http://hubpages.com/business/Comparing-Director-an...


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beingwell 3 years ago from Bangkok

True. It's true what they say, practice does makes perfect. In order to make it big and compete among others in the entertainment industry, one really has to improve on his/her skill level.


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travel_man1971 23 months ago from Bicol, Philippines

Thanks for providing insights for your hubs. :)

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