The average pay for a Music Director is $34,471 per year. A skill in Administration is associated with high pay for this job. 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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$15,796 - $61,319
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47K
61K
MEDIAN: $34,470
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Music Director Total Pay (?
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$10.15 - $57.86
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$15,796 - $61,319  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,983  
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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$16,617 - $63,598  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 328
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$10.15 - $57.86  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,983  
   
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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$16,617 - $63,598  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 328
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Job Description for Music Director
  • 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.
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 12%
Mid-Career
up arrow 10%
National Average
$35,000
Late-Career
up arrow 9%
Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Music Director Salaries

Administration
up arrow 35%
National Average
$35,000
Worship Planning and Leading
up arrow 12%
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Gender
Female
40%
female alumni
 
Male
60%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
34%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 51% dental benefits Dental: 34%
vision benefits Vision: 25% employee benefits None: 48%
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