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Director, Music Ministry Salary

Directors of Music Ministry in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent more than two-thirds of Directors of Music Ministry. Salaries average out to around $31K annually and spread from $15K to $59K per year. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Directors of Music Ministry who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 68 percent. Just over two-fifths enjoy medical while roughly one in four get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly less than one-fifth. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$15,146 - $56,167
(Median)
$15K
$31K
$56K
MEDIAN: $31,033
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90%

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$13.07 - $53.64
(Median)
$13
$23
$54
MEDIAN: $23.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary 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$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$15,146 - $56,167  
   
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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$15,316 - $59,137  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 416
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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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).
)
$15,316 - $59,137  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 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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Directors of Music Ministry often transition into upper-level roles like Music Director, for which the average compensation is $36K per year.

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Typical Directors of Music Ministry report a focused set of job skills. Fortunate workers who know Administration can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 38 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 earns $30K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $31K. For Directors of Music Ministry, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $34K. For some reason, Directors of Music Ministry with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $33K.

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Experience Affects Director, Music Ministry Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Late-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$32,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Director, Music Ministry Salaries

Administration
up arrow 38%

Worship Planning and Leading
up arrow 2%

National Average
$32,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 103 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
44%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 42% dental benefits Dental: 27%
vision benefits Vision: 19% employee benefits None: 57%
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