Director, Music Ministry Salary

Directors of Music Ministry who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up somewhere between two-thirds and three-fourths of Directors of Music Ministry. Pay fluctuates from $15K to $57K per year, but expected earnings average $31K annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Medical benefits are awarded to approximately two in five, and one-fourth earn dental coverage. Male Directors of Music Ministry are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 67 percent of professionals. Work is enjoyable for Directors of Music Ministry, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$15,152 - $54,500
(Median)
$15K
$31K
$55K
MEDIAN: $30,634
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$13.82 - $53.26
(Median)
$14
$24
$53
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$15,152 - $54,500  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,957  
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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$15,414 - $57,063  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 410
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$13.82 - $53.26  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,957  
   
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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$15,414 - $57,063  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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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.

Common Career Paths for Director, Music Ministry


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Many Directors of Music Ministry move into Music Director roles, in which average pay is a slightly higher $36K per year.

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Survey takers who work as Directors of Music Ministry typically report just a few professional skills. Fortunate workers who know Administration can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 24 percent above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Director, Music Ministry

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


The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $30K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $31K on average. Directors of Music Ministry see a median salary of $34K after reaching one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $32K by contrast.

Director, Music Ministry Advice

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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
up arrow 9%

Late-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$32,000

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

Administration
up arrow 24%

Worship Planning and Leading
up arrow 3%

National Average
$32,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 89 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
44%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 40% dental benefits Dental: 25%
vision benefits Vision: 17% employee benefits None: 59%
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