Nearly two in three of Directors of Music Ministry in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $14K to $58K per year, but median earnings come to around $32K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Job satisfaction for Directors of Music Ministry is high. One in three enjoy medical while nearly one in five get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to roughly an eighth. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$14,216 - $57,166
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$14K
$32K
$57K
MEDIAN: $31,548
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$10.50 - $36.50
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$18
$36
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$14,216 - $57,166  
   
Bonus
$25.17 - $5,048  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
Total Pay (?
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$14,421 - $58,017  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 291
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$10.50 - $36.50  
   
Overtime
$62.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$25.17 - $5,048  
   
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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$14,421 - $58,017  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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

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

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Directors of Music Ministry may progress into high-paying roles like Worship Pastor, where median compensation is $41K annually.

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Pay by Experience Level for Director, Music Ministry

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


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $32K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $35K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Directors of Music Ministry claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $35K. Directors of Music Ministry who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $32K.

Director, Music Ministry Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

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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Experience Affects Director, Music Ministry Salaries

Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
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Late-Career
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Skills That Affect Director, Music Ministry Salaries

musician
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Worship Planning and Leading
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Administration
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National Average
$33,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
43%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 32%
dental benefits
Dental: 20%
medical benefits
Vision: 12%
dental benefits
None: 65%
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