Music Director Salary

The average pay for a Music Director is $36,801 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are musician, Singing, People Management, and Team Leadership. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
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$17,268 - $67,862

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$10.01 - $52.15

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$17,268 - $67,862  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,980  
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$17,828 - $76,038  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 327
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$10.01 - $52.15  
   
Overtime
$13.75 - $35.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,980  
   
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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$17,828 - $76,038  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 39
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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 4%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Late-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$38,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Music Director Salaries

musician
up arrow 19%

Singing
up arrow 18%

People Management
up arrow 16%

Team Leadership
up arrow 15%

Administration
up arrow 4%

National Average
$38,000

MUSIC
up arrow 36%

Worship Planning and Leading
up arrow 37%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 77 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
37%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 50% dental benefits Dental: 32%
vision benefits Vision: 24% employee benefits None: 49%
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