Music Producer Salary

Music Producers in the United States pull down an average of $49K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Men make up the vast majority of Music Producers (86 percent) who took the survey. Most Music Producers like their work and job satisfaction is high. While over one-half report receiving no health benefits, a little over a half do receive medical coverage, and over a third have dental, as well.

$20,640 - $111,416
(Median)
$21K
$49K
$110K
MEDIAN: $48,646
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90%

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$7.89 - $120.41
(Median)
$7
$25
$120
MEDIAN: $24.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$20,640 - $111,416  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,361  
Total Pay (?
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$20,119 - $148,886  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 98
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 - $24,361  
   
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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$20,119 - $148,886  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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.


Music Producers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $42K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $50K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $55K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $100K on average.

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Experience Affects Music Producer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 101%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$50,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 39% dental benefits Dental: 36%
vision benefits Vision: 21% employee benefits None: 54%
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