Salary for Singers

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This occupation has now been updated to Musicians and Singers

Also known as:  Accompanist, Baritone, Bassoonist, Bugler, Cellist, Choir Member, Church Organist, Clarinetist, Concert Pianist, Concert Singer helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

The job of a singer involves more than just memorizing and singing songs. These professionals train their voices with the help of voice teachers and coaches, modify music using knowledge of harmonics and vocal techniques, and music theory in order to maintain audience interest, compose songs and/or vocal arrangements, make or participate in studio recordings, and perform as soloists or as part of an ensemble or choir. These professionals may work in a variety of media, including television, radio, and live performance.

A Singer usually gets a pay level of somewhere between $0 and $208,000 based on the level of education. can expect an average compensation of zero dollars annually.

are compensated the highest in Alabama, where they get an average salary rate of approximately $0. Employees who work in this career are compensated highest in Information, where they receive average wages 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.


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
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