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.
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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.Read More...
Music ministry directors typically keep records and have a budget for repairing instruments and keeping them in-tune, and some churches place heavy emphasis on the preparation of these performances. There may be weekly meetings to ensure that everyone is on the same page, and many music ministry directors have a private office for budgeting and record-keeping. They may also provide lessons to keep everyone involved and returning to church.
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
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.
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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