Director, Music Ministry Salary

Directors of Music Ministry in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent between two-thirds and three-fourths of Directors of Music Ministry. Salaries average out to around $31K per year and spread from $15K to $57K per year. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Directors of Music Ministry who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 67 percent. About two-fifths enjoy medical while around one in four get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to around one in six. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$15,007 - $54,565

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$13.72 - $53.64

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$15,007 - $54,565  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,965  
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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$15,283 - $57,267  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 408
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$13.72 - $53.64  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,965  
   
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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$15,283 - $57,267  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 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 end up in upper-level roles like Music Director. Music Directors bring home $36K annually on average.

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Professional skills reported by Directors of Music Ministry are few in number. Fortunate workers who know Administration command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 23 percent above average.

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 $30K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $30K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Directors of Music Ministry make a median salary of $34K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $32K.

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 9%

Late-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$32,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Director, Music Ministry Salaries

Administration
up arrow 23%

Worship Planning and Leading
up arrow 1%

National Average
$32,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 85 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
45%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 40% dental benefits Dental: 26%
vision benefits Vision: 17% employee benefits None: 59%
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