Director, Music Ministry Salary

The majority of Directors of Music Ministry in the United States — a little under three-quarters — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $15K to $58K per year, and the median is $31K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Nearly two in five enjoy medical while close to a fourth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just under one in five. More than half of Directors of Music Ministry (67 percent) survey respondents are men. The majority of Directors of Music Ministry claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$15,203 - $55,027
(Median)
$15K
$31K
$55K
MEDIAN: $30,824
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$13.19 - $52.85
(Median)
$13
$24
$53
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$15,203 - $55,027  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,000  
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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$15,394 - $58,111  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 414
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$13.19 - $52.85  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,000  
   
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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$15,394 - $58,111  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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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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Directors of Music Ministry who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Most notably, facility with Administration and Worship Planning and Leading are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 23 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.


The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $30K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $30K on average. After working for 10 to 20 years, Directors of Music Ministry make a median salary of $34K. Directors of Music Ministry who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $33K.

Director, Music Ministry Advice

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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 3%

National Average
$32,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Director, Music Ministry Salaries

Administration
up arrow 23%

Worship Planning and Leading
up arrow 3%

National Average
$32,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 95 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
44%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 41% dental benefits Dental: 26%
vision benefits Vision: 18% employee benefits None: 58%
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