Music Director or Composer Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Music Director or Composer is $58,581 per year.
Music Director or Composer Total Pay (?
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$26,764 - $100,334
(Median)
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100K
MEDIAN: $58,581
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Music Director or Composer Total Pay (?
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$9.07 - $99.33
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MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$26,764 - $100,334  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $91,608  
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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$21,433 - $125,352  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 33
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$34$68$102
Hourly Rate
$9.07 - $99.33  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $91,608  
   
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).
)
$21,433 - $125,352  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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Job Description for Music Director or Composer

  • 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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Gender

Female
13%
female alumni
 
Male
88%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 47% dental benefits Dental: 33%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 53%
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