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Music Producer Salary

For Music Producers, yearly average wages total $49K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Music Producers like their work and job satisfaction is high. A little over a 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 figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$22,300 - $118,359
(Median)
$22K
$49K
$120K
MEDIAN: $48,916
10%
50%
90%

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$7.94 - $122.45
(Median)
$7
$25
$120
MEDIAN: $25.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$22,300 - $118,359  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,608  
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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$20,097 - $160,216  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 95
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$7.94 - $122.45  
   
Overtime
$3.17 - $40.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,608  
   
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).
)
$20,097 - $160,216  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 34

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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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $46K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $50K. Music Producers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $52K. Six-figure salaries aren't unusual for professionals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience; median compensation for this group sits in the range of $104K.

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Experience Affects Music Producer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 108%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$50,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 42% dental benefits Dental: 37%
vision benefits Vision: 25% employee benefits None: 52%