Music Producer Salary

Male Music Producers number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $50K per year in the United States. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Music Producers. Around one in four report receiving medical coverage from their employers and nearly one in six collect dental insurance.

$23,969 - $117,615
$24K
$50K
$120K
MEDIAN: $50,309
10%
50%
90%

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$11.11 - $50.22
$11
$25
$50
MEDIAN: $24.85
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$23,969 - $117,615  
   
Bonus
$10,500  
Total Pay (?
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$24,197 - $114,172  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 124
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.11 - $50.22  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.70  
Overtime
$16.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$10,500  
   
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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$24,197 - $114,172  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 50

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Job Description for Music Producer

A music producer assists artists and groups in the studio in creating recorded music. Typically, a producer works closely with the musicians and singers to create an overall tone, feel or expression in the recording. He or she also engages with the various technical professionals required to record music and supervises studio engineers and mixers in creating the final product. In some situations, a producer may have artistic input as well, advising on composition, songwriting and arrangement. He or she may bring in outside musicians and even suggest material to record.

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Music Producer Tasks

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Music Producer

Pay by Experience for a Music Producer has a positive trend. An entry-level Music Producer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 97 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Music Producer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 47 salaries. An experienced Music Producer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 42 salaries. A Music Producer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 18 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,749

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Music Producers that is 40 percent greater than the national average, Miami offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Music Producers will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+33 percent) and Los Angeles (+8 percent).

Key Stats for Music Producer

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Music Producer Salaries

Late-Career
▲34%

Experienced
▲22%

Mid-Career
▲21%

National Average
$51,000

▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 26%
dental benefits
Dental: 16%
vision benefits
Vision: 18%
no benefits
None: 74%
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