Band Director Salary

The average Band Director in the United States earns approximately $46K annually. Most enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to one-half. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Band Directors who answered the questionnnaire. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$32,505 - $69,738
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$33K
$46K
$70K
MEDIAN: $45,724
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$32,505 - $69,738  
   
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$0.00 - $9,787  
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$32,747 - $70,581  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 170
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Job Description for Band Director

A band director frequently works for a school, college, or similar institution. He or she helps to select and develop student musicians for music performance in bands at the school. As many schools have multiple bands for varying purposes and skill levels, the band director helps to audition and place student musicians according to skill level and aptitude. He or she then selects pieces for the bands to play and leads them through rehearsals before conducting the bands in performance.

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Band Director Tasks

  • Organize rehearsals.
  • Assist musicians in interpreting music and playing on tempo.
  • Direct and organize bands for schools, colleges, or professional groups.

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Pay by Experience Level for Band Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $40K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $45K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $54K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $63K on average.

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Experience Affects Band Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

National Average
$47,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 12%
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