Music Ministry Director Salary

Music Ministry Directors in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with somewhere between two-thirds and three-fourths bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $41K per year on average but can range from $16K to $67K per year. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Although more than two-fifths lack health benefits of any kind, more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and approximately one in four get dental coverage, too. Male Music Ministry Directors are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$16,107 - $67,568
$16K
$41K
$68K
MEDIAN: $40,734
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50%
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$18.50 - $24.00
$20
MEDIAN: $20.35
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$0$67K
Salary $16,107 - $67,568
Bonus $550
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$16,409 - $66,797
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 76
Hourly Data $0$24
Hourly Rate $20.35
Annual Data $0$66K
Bonus $550
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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$16,409 - $66,797
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 5

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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 may not see large compensation differences if they transition into an upper-level role such as Worship Pastor. Worship Pastors on average make about as much as Music Ministry Directors do. Many Music Ministry Directors choose to become Directors of Music Ministry and Worship Coordinators as their careers advance. However, folks in those positions report median salaries of $9K less and $7K less, respectively.

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Pay by Experience Level for Music Ministry Director

Pay by Experience for a Music Ministry Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Music Ministry Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 22 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Music Ministry Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 25 salaries. An experienced Music Ministry Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 28 salaries. A Music Ministry Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 28 salaries.

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Key Stats for Music Ministry Director

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
41%
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Experience Affects Music Ministry Director Salaries

Mid-Career
▲3%

National Average
$41,000

Experienced
▼1%

Late-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
41%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 57%
dental benefits
Dental: 24%
vision benefits
Vision: 24%
no benefits
None: 43%
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