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Director, Music Ministry Salary (United States)

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 $15K to $60K per year, and the average comes out to $31K per year. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Male Directors of Music Ministry who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (68 percent) are men. More than two-fifths enjoy medical while about one in four get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little less than a fifth. Work is enjoyable for Directors of Music Ministry, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$14,948 - $58,151
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MEDIAN: $31,400
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Director, Music Ministry Salary (?
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$13.00 - $54.00
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$14,948 - $58,151  
   
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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$15,112 - $60,295  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 412
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$13.00 - $54.00  
   
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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$15,112 - $60,295  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 19
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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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Directors of Music Ministry who transition into an upper level Music Director position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Music Director makes $35K a year.

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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 Directors of Music Ministry, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $30K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $30K on average. Directors of Music Ministry see a median salary of $34K after reaching one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $35K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference By Location

Cincinnati
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Dallas
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National Average
$32,000
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For Directors of Music Ministry, Cincinnati provides a pay rate that is 83 percent greater than the national average. Directors of Music Ministry will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+27 percent).

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Experience Affects Director, Music Ministry Salaries

Late-Career
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$32,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 124 votes.

Gender

Female
32%
female alumni
 
Male
68%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
42%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 42% dental benefits Dental: 26%
vision benefits Vision: 18% employee benefits None: 57%