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Director, Music Ministry Salary

With somewhere between two-thirds and three-fourths of Directors of Music Ministry in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $15K to $59K per year and averages out to $31K per year. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. About two in five report receiving medical coverage from their employers and nearly one-fourth collect dental insurance. Most Directors of Music Ministry report high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Directors of Music Ministry (68 percent) who took the survey are men. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$15,068 - $56,051
(Median)
$15K
$31K
$56K
MEDIAN: $31,095
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$13.07 - $53.64
(Median)
$13
$23
$54
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$15,068 - $56,051  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,035  
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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$15,249 - $59,002  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 419
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$13.07 - $53.64  
   
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,035  
   
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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$15,249 - $59,002  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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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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Moving into a Music Director position seems to be a popular career progression. Median pay for this job is $36K annually.

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Job skills reported by Directors of Music Ministry are limited. Fortunate workers who know Administration command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 37 percent above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Director, Music Ministry

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


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $31K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $30K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $34K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $33K.

Director, Music Ministry Advice

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

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 8%

Late-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$32,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Director, Music Ministry Salaries

Administration
up arrow 37%

Worship Planning and Leading
up arrow 2%

National Average
$32,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 102 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
44%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 41% dental benefits Dental: 27%
vision benefits Vision: 19% employee benefits None: 58%
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