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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 $61K per year, and the average number comes out to $32K annually. Just over two-fifths report receiving medical coverage from their employers and approximately one-fourth collect dental insurance. Most Directors of Music Ministry (67 percent) are men. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$14,993 - $59,485
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MEDIAN: $31,568
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Director, Music Ministry Salary (?
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$13.44 - $54.74
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$14,993 - $59,485  
   
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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$15,139 - $61,410  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 367
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$13.44 - $54.74  
   
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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$15,139 - $61,410  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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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.

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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. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $30K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $31K on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $35K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $36K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make. Directors of Music Ministry with more than 20 years of experience are most common in the field, followed by those with 10 to 20 years and one to 10 years.

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Experience Affects Director, Music Ministry Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%
Experienced
up arrow 8%
National Average
$33,000
Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 120 votes.

Gender

Female
33%
female alumni
 
Male
67%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
42%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 43% dental benefits Dental: 27%
vision benefits Vision: 19% employee benefits None: 56%