Composer Salary (United States)

A Composer earns an average salary of $51,394 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Composer Total Pay (?
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$20,729 - $116,350
(Median)
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80K
120K
MEDIAN: $51,393
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Composer Total Pay (?
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$11.88 - $493.16
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$110K$220K$330K
Salary
$20,729 - $116,350  
   
Bonus
$24.24 - $206,084  
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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$23,957 - $303,262  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 44
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$170$340$510
Hourly Rate
$11.88 - $493.16  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$500K$1M$1.5M
Bonus
$24.24 - $206,084  
   
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).
)
$23,957 - $303,262  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 44
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Experience Affects Composer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 32%
National Average
$52,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 19%
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Gender
Female
13%
female alumni
 
Male
88%
male alumni
Years of Experience
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
7%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 34% dental benefits Dental: 19%
vision benefits Vision: 16% employee benefits None: 66%
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