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Band Director Salary

The average Band Director in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $46K per year. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Most Band Directors survey respondents are men (73 percent). Job satisfaction for Band Directors is high. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$33,362 - $68,245
(Median)
$33K
$46K
$68K
MEDIAN: $45,674
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$0$24K$48K$72K
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$33,362 - $68,245  
   
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$0.00 - $9,787  
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$33,569 - $69,437  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 156

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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.


Band Directors with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $40K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $45K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $52K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $62K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Band Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

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 26 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 12%
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