Average Music Producers in the United States make around $50K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Male Music Producers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Just under a third enjoy medical while nearly one in seven get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to nearly one-seventh. The majority of Music Producers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$24,242 - $110,532
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MEDIAN: $50,426
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$10.93 - $51.52
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$24,242 - $110,532  
   
Bonus
$5,087  
Total Pay (?
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$24,239 - $110,257  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 113
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$10.93 - $51.52  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.14  
Overtime
$16.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$5,087  
   
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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$24,239 - $110,257  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 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

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


For many Music Producers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $49K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $59K. Music Producers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $64K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Music Producer generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $74K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,982

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

With a pay rate for Music Producers that is 45 percent greater than the national average, Atlanta offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Music Producers will also find cushy salaries in Miami (+39 percent) and Los Angeles (+22 percent).

Key Stats for Music Producer

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
042
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Music Producer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 45%

Experienced
up arrow 25%

Mid-Career
up arrow 17%

National Average
$51,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 29%
dental benefits
Dental: 14%
vision benefits
Vision: 14%
dental benefits
None: 71%
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