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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. For the most part, Music Producers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up the vast majority of Music Producers (88 percent) who took the survey. Some workers in this field — nearly one-half — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by more than two-fifths and dental plans are enjoyed by more than a third.

$22,685 - $112,849
(Median)
$23K
$49K
$110K
MEDIAN: $48,870
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$8.01 - $122.94
(Median)
$8
$26
$120
MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$22,685 - $112,849  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,088  
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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$20,327 - $154,335  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 97
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$8.01 - $122.94  
   
Overtime
$3.00 - $40.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,088  
   
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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$20,327 - $154,335  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 33

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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 rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Music Producers in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $48K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $50K. Music Producers see a median salary of $56K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Professionals boasting more than two decades of experience also boast a six-figure median salary of $102K.

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Experience Affects Music Producer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 103%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

National Average
$50,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 43% dental benefits Dental: 38%
vision benefits Vision: 25% employee benefits None: 50%
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