Music Director Salary

The average pay for a Music Director is $39,349 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Conducting, Team Leadership, People Management, musician, and Singing. 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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$17,232 - $66,353
(Median)
$17K
$39K
$66K
MEDIAN: $39,349
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$9.88 - $57.28
(Median)
$9
$20
$57
MEDIAN: $20
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$17,232 - $66,353  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,943  
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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$17,847 - $72,796  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 385
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$9.88 - $57.28  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.00  
Overtime
$16.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,943  
   
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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$17,847 - $72,796  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 50
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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

Late-Career
up arrow 3%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$40,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Music Director Salaries

Conducting
up arrow 46%

Team Leadership
up arrow 16%


musician
up arrow 15%

Singing
up arrow 14%

Administration
0%

National Average
$40,000

MUSIC
up arrow 37%

Worship Planning and Leading
up arrow 39%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 73 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
38%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 34%
medical benefits
Vision: 24%
dental benefits
None: 49%
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