Music Producer Salary

Earnings for Music Producers in the United States come in at around $49K per year on average. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just over a half are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by around two in five and dental insurance is reported by more than a third. Most Music Producers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Male Music Producers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$20,750 - $110,138

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$7.87 - $120.95

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$20,750 - $110,138  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,468  
Total Pay (?
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$20,155 - $142,512  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 101
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 - $24,468  
   
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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$20,155 - $142,512  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 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 with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $42K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $50K on average. On average, Music Producers make $55K following one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $100K.

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Experience Affects Music Producer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 102%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

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
41%
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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