Music Ministry Director Salary

With nearly three in five of Music Ministry Directors in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $15K to $67K per year and averages out to $39K per year. There are more male Music Ministry Directors than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 63 percent. Roughly one-half report receiving medical coverage from their employers and just under one in five collect dental insurance. Most Music Ministry Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$15,019 - $69,317
$15K
$39K
$69K
MEDIAN: $38,682
10%
50%
90%

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$19.35 - $22.38
$20
MEDIAN: $20.23
50%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$15,019 - $69,317  
   
Bonus
$491.32  
Total Pay (?
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$15,190 - $67,241  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 70
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$20.23  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$491.32  
   
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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$15,190 - $67,241  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6

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Job Description for Music Ministry Director

Music ministry directors are responsible for directing music in ministries and churches. They must be familiar with instruments such as the organ or piano, as most churches have these instruments in their congregations, and they may also conduct a choir if the church has one. They are typically tasked with selecting the music to be sung by the choir and played by the organist or pianist, and they may need the ability to read music themselves and ensure that it is understood by everyone playing it. They also practice with the choir and instrumentalists before church services begin.

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Music Ministry Director Tasks

  • Select and orchestrate the musical portion of church services and special events.
  • Direct the choir and lead worship teams.
  • Lead musical rehearsals.

Common Career Paths for Music Ministry Director


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Music Ministry Directors tend not to experience significant pay changes as they move up the career ladder to roles like Worship Pastor. The two jobs pay about the same on average. Music Ministry Directors most often advance into Director of Music Ministry and Worship Coordinator positions even though the median salaries are $8K lower and $6K lower, respectively.

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Pay by Experience Level for Music Ministry Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $33K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $42K. Music Ministry Directors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $41K. Music Ministry Directors with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are no higher than those with 10 to 20 years on the job.

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Key Stats for Music Ministry Director

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
63 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
37%
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Experience Affects Music Ministry Director Salaries

Mid-Career
▲5%

Late-Career
▲2%

Experienced
▲1%

National Average
$40,000

Entry-Level
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
37%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 49%
dental benefits
Dental: 18%
vision benefits
Vision: 16%
dental benefits
None: 51%
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