Music Director Salary

The average pay for a Music Director is $41,576 per year. A skill in Conducting is associated with high pay for this job. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
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$18,345 - $66,178
$18K
$42K
$66K
MEDIAN: $41,576
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$11.71 - $51.20
$12
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$51
MEDIAN: $19.81
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$18,345 - $66,178  
   
Bonus
$295.90 - $4,949  
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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$18,820 - $67,220  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 306
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$11.71 - $51.20  
   
Overtime
$0.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$295.90 - $4,949  
   
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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$18,820 - $67,220  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | 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

  • Conduct and direct instrumental or vocal performance for musical performance groups including orchestras, and choirs.
  • Transcribe or rearrange musical compositions to fit the performance group.
  • Plan and schedule rehearsals and performances.

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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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Key Stats for Music Director

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
37%
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Experience Affects Music Director Salaries

Late-Career
▲2%

Mid-Career
▲1%

Experienced
▼0%

National Average
$42,000

Entry-Level
▼11%

Skills That Affect Music Director Salaries

Conducting
▲27%

Singing
▲9%

Team Leadership
▲3%

People Management
▼0%

National Average
$42,000

Administration
▼4%

MUSIC
▼4%

musician
▼11%

Pianist
▼26%

Organist
▼28%

Worship Planning and Leading
▼42%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
37%

Common Health Benefits

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