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Director, Music Ministry Salary

Directors of Music Ministry in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and somewhere between two-thirds and three-fourths have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $31K per year, but may range from $15K to $60K per year. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. More than two-fifths report receiving medical coverage from their employers and one in four collect dental insurance. Directors of Music Ministry who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 69 percent. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$15,169 - $57,128
(Median)
$15K
$31K
$57K
MEDIAN: $31,282
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$13.13 - $53.26
(Median)
$13
$24
$53
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$15,169 - $57,128  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,013  
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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$15,343 - $59,675  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 428
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$13.13 - $53.26  
   
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,013  
   
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).
)
$15,343 - $59,675  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | 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 move into Music Director roles, in which average pay is a slightly higher $36K per year.

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Directors of Music Ministry only report a few specific skills. Fortunate workers who know Administration command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 36 percent above average.

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, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average inexperienced worker earns $30K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $31K. Directors of Music Ministry who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $35K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn any more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts.

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Experience Affects Director, Music Ministry Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$32,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Director, Music Ministry Salaries

Administration
up arrow 36%

Worship Planning and Leading
up arrow 1%

National Average
$32,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 118 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
43%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 42% dental benefits Dental: 27%
vision benefits Vision: 19% employee benefits None: 57%