Music Ministry Director Salary

Music Ministry Directors who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up about three-fifths of Music Ministry Directors. Pay fluctuates from $15K to $67K per year, but expected earnings average $37K annually. Most Music Ministry Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high. The majority of Music Ministry Directors (61 percent) survey respondents are male. Slightly less than half report receiving medical coverage from their employers and roughly one in six collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$14,681 - $69,317
$15K
$37K
$69K
MEDIAN: $37,210
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
$14,681 - $69,317  
   
Bonus
$491.32  
Total Pay (?
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$14,897 - $67,241  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 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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$14,897 - $67,241  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 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 sometimes move into a Worship Pastor role, where the salary is similar. A lot of Music Ministry Directors advance their careers by becoming Directors of Music Ministry and Worship Coordinators. However, those positions offer $7K less and $5K less per year on average.

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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.


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $33K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $42K. Music Ministry Directors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $41K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $40K.

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Key Stats for Music Ministry Director

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 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
▲7%

Experienced
▲3%

Late-Career
▲2%

National Average
$40,000

Entry-Level
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

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: 47%
dental benefits
Dental: 16%
vision benefits
Vision: 13%
dental benefits
None: 53%
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