Director, Music Ministry Salary

Directors of Music Ministry in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with a little under three-quarters bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $31K annually on average but can range from $15K to $58K per year. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. The majority of Directors of Music Ministry (67 percent) survey respondents are male. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Directors of Music Ministry. Roughly two in five report receiving medical coverage from their employers and about one in four collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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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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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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Many Directors of Music Ministry advance into a slightly higher-paying Music Director position. Average compensation for Music Directors is $36K.

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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.


Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $34K on average. Interestingly, those who have worked for five to 10 years report receiving a smaller median salary of $31K. Directors of Music Ministry see a median salary of $33K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't higher than less experienced individuals' earnings.

Director, Music Ministry Advice

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

Director, Music Ministry in Houston:
"Experienced Minister of Music."
Learn, educate and execute!! Music is ever advancing with great opportunities for everyone.

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
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Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$32,000

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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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