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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. The majority of Music Producers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up the vast majority of Music Producers (88 percent) who took the survey. One-half of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, just over two-fifths report medical coverage and over a third claim dental coverage as well. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$20,640 - $112,442
(Median)
$21K
$49K
$110K
MEDIAN: $48,752
10%
50%
90%

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$7.87 - $120.95
(Median)
$7
$25
$120
MEDIAN: $25.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$20,640 - $112,442  
   
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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$20,101 - $149,597  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 98
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$7.87 - $120.95  
   
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).
)
$20,101 - $149,597  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 37
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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 generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $50K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $43K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Music Producers make a median salary of $56K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $102K.

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Experience Affects Music Producer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 106%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$50,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
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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