Director, Music Ministry Salary

Somewhere between two-thirds and three-fourths of Directors of Music Ministry in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $13K to $59K per year, and the average comes out to $31K per year. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. One-third report receiving medical coverage from their employers and close to one-fifth collect dental insurance. For the most part, Directors of Music Ministry enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$13,108 - $57,223
$13K
$31K
$57K
MEDIAN: $30,717
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$11.00 - $50.00
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$50
MEDIAN: $23.50
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$13,108 - $57,223  
   
Bonus
$1,500  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
Total Pay (?
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$13,391 - $59,384  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 294
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$11.00 - $50.00  
   
Overtime
$62.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,500  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$13,391 - $59,384  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 14

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Job Description for Director, Music Ministry

A music ministry director is normally responsible for all of the music in a church setting. This means they are required to create a music environment that allows the congregation to be drawn into a spirit of worship, They also recruit and direct the team of singers, band, and anyone else involved with performing music. Music ministry directors are also in charge of directing rehearsals and performances, leading congregational singing, and potentially playing a musical instrument. Music ministry directors may also be responsible for developing and overseeing the yearly music budget. They must also organize events for special occasions such as Christmas and Easter.

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Director, Music Ministry Tasks

  • Select and orchestrate the musical portion of church services and special events.
  • Direct the choir and lead worship teams.
  • Lead musical rehearsals.

Common Career Paths for Director, Music Ministry


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Directors of Music Ministry who transition into a Worship Pastor role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $42K per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Director, Music Ministry

Pay by Experience for a Director, Music Ministry has a negative trend. An entry-level Director, Music Ministry with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 59 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Director, Music Ministry with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 90 salaries. An experienced Director, Music Ministry which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 116 salaries. A Director, Music Ministry with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 131 salaries.

Director, Music Ministry Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Director, Music Ministry?

Director, Music Ministry in Houston:
"Experienced Minister of Music."
Learn, educate and execute!! Music is ever advancing with great opportunities for everyone.

Director, Music Ministry in Norfolk:
"MoM Advice."
Humility is the most valuable attribute in this position. Anointing or God-inspired authentication solidifies success in Ministry. Music Ministry, in itself, operates as a major role in the church. Sound mind and humility are ego checkers - REQUIRED.

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Key Stats for Director, Music Ministry

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
43%
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Experience Affects Director, Music Ministry Salaries

Mid-Career
▲9%

Entry-Level
▲8%

Experienced
▲4%

National Average
$32,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Director, Music Ministry Salaries

MUSIC
▲31%

musician
▲19%


Administration
▲3%

National Average
$32,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
43%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 32%
dental benefits
Dental: 21%
vision benefits
Vision: 13%
no benefits
None: 66%