Director, Music Ministry Salary (United States)

With somewhere between two-thirds and three-fourths of Music Ministry Directors in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Music Ministry Directors is $32,745 per year and can range from $15,139 on the lower end to $61,410 per year near the higher end. Medical benefits are awarded to 43 percent, and 27 percent earn dental coverage. For the most part, Music Ministry Directors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Director, Music Ministry Salary (?
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$14,993 - $59,485
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MEDIAN: $31,568
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Director, Music Ministry Salary (?
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$13.44 - $54.74
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$14,993 - $59,485  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,250  
Profit Sharing
$125.50 - $1,517  
Total Pay (?
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$15,139 - $61,410  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 367
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$13.44 - $54.74  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,250  
   
Profit Sharing
$125.50 - $1,517  
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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$15,139 - $61,410  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Director, Music Ministry

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Music Ministry Directors, level of experience is overall a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation—more experience does not yield dramatically higher pay—and pay raises are largely incremental. Standard salaries begin at $30K and can reach $31K after five to 10 years. After 10 to 20 years, compensation comes in at $35K. The 20-year mark seems to bring slower salary growth, and Music Ministry Directors at this tenure level tend to see their incomes plateau to $36K. Those with one to 10 years of experience are scarcest in the field. Most typically, Music Ministry Directors report having spent more than 20 years on the job followed by those with 10 to 20 years.

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Experience Affects Director, Music Ministry Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%
Experienced
up arrow 8%
National Average
$33,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 6%
Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
33%
female alumni
 
Male
67%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
42%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 43% dental benefits Dental: 27%
vision benefits Vision: 19% employee benefits None: 56%
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