Music Director Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Music Director is $34,975 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Administration and People Management. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience.
Music Director Total Pay (?
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$16,248 - $63,666
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MEDIAN: $34,975
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Music Director Total Pay (?
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$9.98 - $55.94
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$16,248 - $63,666  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,958  
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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$16,782 - $67,068  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 352
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$9.98 - $55.94  
   
Overtime
$13.75 - $35.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,958  
   
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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$16,782 - $67,068  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 352
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Job Description for Music Director

Music directors are responsible for organizing and overseeing music programs within an organization. Their job requirements may greatly vary depending on the employer. They may be required to conduct a choir or orchestra, select appropriate music to be played, plan and prepare sheet music, ensure copyright laws are followed, hold auditions for ensemble members, and/or promote and organize tours. Music directors' work is indoors and rarely physical, with the exception of conducting.
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Music Director Tasks
  • Plan and schedule rehearsals and performances.
  • Transcribe or rearrange musical compositions to fit the performance group.
  • Conduct and direct instrumental or vocal performance for musical performance groups including orchestras, and choirs.

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Pay by Experience Level for Music Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Music Director Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 11%
Mid-Career
up arrow 9%
National Average
$36,000
Late-Career
up arrow 9%
Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Music Director Salaries

Administration
up arrow 69%
People Management
up arrow 30%
National Average
$36,000
MUSIC
up arrow 31%
Worship Planning and Leading
up arrow 32%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 93 votes.

Gender

Female
39%
female alumni
 
Male
61%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 51% dental benefits Dental: 32%
vision benefits Vision: 24% employee benefits None: 48%
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