Salary for Music Directors and Composers

Also known as:  Choir Director, Choirmaster, Chorus Master, Composer, Jingle Writer, Maestro, Music Adapter, Music Arranger, Music Copyist, Music Director

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Music directors and composers require an indepth knowledge of music theory, composition, arrangement and direction. They plan, conduct, arrange, lead and compose performances by choirs, orchestras, philharmonics, bands, glee clubs, and other music groups. These professionals generally have at least some college training, and may have extensive training in music outside of formal classroom settings.

A Music Director or Composer can get a pay level in a range of 40000 - 60000 based on tenure and industry expertise. Music Directors and Composers can receive a pay level of Fifty Four Thousand Four Hundred dollars on a yearly basis.

Music Directors and Composers have the highest average potential salary in Nevada, where they can get average pay of approximately $99210. These employees make the greatest compensation in Public Administration, where they can earn average pay scales of $77050.

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ANNUAL SALARY
HOURLY RATE
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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 24.06 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Music Directors and Composers tend to make the most in the following industries
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $77,050
Public Administration $57,610
Information $55,830
Educational Services $49,550
Other Services (except Public Administration) $48,630
Health Care and Social Assistance $33,570
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Health Care and Social Assistance $33,570
Other Services (except Public Administration) $48,630
Educational Services $49,550
Information $55,830
Public Administration $57,610
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $77,050
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