A Composer earns an average salary of $50,336 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Composer Total Pay (?
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$19,866 - $120,805
(Median)
20K
39K
50K
79K
120K
MEDIAN: $50,335
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25%
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75%
90%
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Composer Total Pay (?
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$11.92 - $489.36
(Median)
79
490
MEDIAN: $22.00
75%
90%
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National Salary Data

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$0$110K$220K$330K
Salary
$19,866 - $120,805  
   
Bonus
$24.66 - $202,735  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$24,023 - $309,907  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 50
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$170$340$510
Hourly Rate
$11.92 - $489.36  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$500K$1M$1.5M
Bonus
$24.66 - $202,735  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$24,023 - $309,907  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 50
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Experience Affects Composer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 33%
National Average
$51,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 12%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
10%
female alumni
 
Male
90%
male alumni
Years of Experience
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
8%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 40% dental benefits Dental: 20%
vision benefits Vision: 13% employee benefits None: 60%
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