Music Producer Salary

Median pay for Music Producers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $49K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and a little over a half lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by roughly two-fifths and dental coverage is claimed by more than a third. The majority of Music Producers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men account for the majority of Music Producers who responded to the questionnaire — 86 percent to be exact.

$20,608 - $111,920
(Median)
$21K
$49K
$110K
MEDIAN: $48,810
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$7.89 - $120.41
(Median)
$7
$25
$120
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$20,608 - $111,920  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,240  
Total Pay (?
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$20,101 - $149,597  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 97
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$7.89 - $120.41  
   
Overtime
$3.00 - $40.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,240  
   
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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$20,101 - $149,597  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 38
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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 and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $50K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $42K. On average, Music Producers make $57K following one to two decades on the job. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $104K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Music Producer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 109%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$50,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 41% dental benefits Dental: 38%
vision benefits Vision: 23% employee benefits None: 52%
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