Director, Music Ministry Salary

A little under three-quarters 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 $60K per year, and the average comes out to $30K annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Medical benefits are awarded to just under one in three, and just over one in five earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$12,665 - $57,966
$13K
$30K
$58K
MEDIAN: $30,278
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$13.91 - $55.37
$14
$22
$55
MEDIAN: $22.50
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$0$60K
Salary $12,665 - $57,966
Bonus $50.68 - $5,030
Profit Sharing $1,526
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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$12,870 - $60,373
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 293
Hourly Data $0$62
Hourly Rate $13.91 - $55.37
Overtime $62.00
Annual Data $0$60K
Bonus $50.68 - $5,030
Profit Sharing $1,526
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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$12,870 - $60,373
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 18

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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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As Directors of Music Ministry transition into upper-level roles such as Worship Pastor, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Worship Pastors earn $42K on average 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
31 %
Male
69 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
45%
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Experience Affects Director, Music Ministry Salaries

Mid-Career
▲11%

Entry-Level
▲10%

Experienced
▲7%

National Average
$31,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Director, Music Ministry Salaries

MUSIC
▲34%

musician
▲22%


Administration
▲6%

National Average
$31,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
45%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 31%
dental benefits
Dental: 22%
vision benefits
Vision: 16%
no benefits
None: 66%
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