Director, Music Ministry Salary

The majority of Directors of Music Ministry in the United States — somewhere between two-thirds and three-fourths — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $15K to $58K per year, and the median is $31K per year. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 67 percent of Directors of Music Ministry are male. Nearly two in five enjoy medical while nearly one-fourth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to around a sixth. For the most part, Directors of Music Ministry enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$14,858 - $55,956
(Median)
$15K
$31K
$56K
MEDIAN: $30,871
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$13.82 - $53.26
(Median)
$14
$25
$53
MEDIAN: $24.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$14,858 - $55,956  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,030  
Profit Sharing
$1,474  
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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$15,036 - $58,306  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 418
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$13.82 - $53.26  
   
Overtime
$60.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,030  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,474  
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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$15,036 - $58,306  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | 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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Directors of Music Ministry often end up in upper-level roles like Music Director. Music Directors bring home $36K annually on average.

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Directors of Music Ministry typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Worship Planning and Leading and Administration are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 5 percent and 3 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Director, Music Ministry

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


Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $34K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience report earning less ($31K) on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $33K in this role. Directors of Music Ministry with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are no higher than those with 10 to 20 years on the job.

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

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Late-Career
up arrow 2%

Experienced
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National Average
$32,000

Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Director, Music Ministry Salaries


Administration
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National Average
$32,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 68 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
44%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 40%
dental benefits
Dental: 25%
medical benefits
Vision: 17%
dental benefits
None: 58%
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