Salary for Musicians and Singers

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Musicians and singers have strong backgrounds in musical theory and technique. They perform for live audiences, on air, or for use in sound and video tracks. These individuals play one or more instruments and/or sing. Specialized training is available, but may not be required for these occupations.

A Musician and Singer will usually earn a compensation of around $0 and $208,000 depending on experience and education levels. can expect an average compensation of zero dollars annually.

can get the best compensation in Alabama, where they can earn a compensation of close to $0. People with this job title are paid most highly in Information, where they receive compensation, on average, of $0.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 71.39 percent nationwide in that time.


Musicians and Singers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Health Care and Social Assistance
Public Administration
Educational Services

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Retail Trade
Transportation and Warehousing
Accommodation and Food Services
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Educational Services
Public Administration