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Music Producer Salary

Music Producers in the United States take home an average $49K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. One-half of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, just over two-fifths report medical coverage and over a third claim dental coverage as well. Most Music Producers report high levels of job satisfaction. Men account for the majority of Music Producers who responded to the questionnaire — 88 percent to be exact. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$22,839 - $122,502
(Median)
$23K
$49K
$120K
MEDIAN: $49,409
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50%
90%

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$7.68 - $99.33
(Median)
$7
$21
$99
MEDIAN: $20
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$22,839 - $122,502  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,134  
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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$19,738 - $159,993  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 88
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$34$68$102
Hourly Rate
$7.68 - $99.33  
   
Overtime
$3.17 - $40.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,134  
   
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).
)
$19,738 - $159,993  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 30
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Job Description for Music Producer

  • Coordinate and work with sound engineers, designers, and directors.
  • Create and communicate overall concept or plan.
  • Manage, coordinate, and track projects through all stages of production.
  • Attending production meetings.

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Pay by Experience Level for Music Producer

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Music Producers. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $42K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $50K on average. Music Producers see a median salary of $60K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veteran professionals who boast more than 20 years of relevant experience enjoy plum median salaries that average out to the six-figure sum of $102K.

Experience Affects Music Producer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 104%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$50,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 43% dental benefits Dental: 38%
vision benefits Vision: 25% employee benefits None: 51%