The average salary for a Musician or Singer is $40,402 per year.
Musician or Singer Total Pay (?
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$14,360 - $101,314
(Median)
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65K
100K
MEDIAN: $40,402
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Musician or Singer Total Pay (?
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$10.39 - $99.92
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MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$14,360 - $101,314  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,271  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $38,783  
Commission
$202.73 - $35,508  
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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$17,312 - $170,602  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 468
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$10.39 - $99.92  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.28 - $58.72  
Overtime
$2.50 - $147.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,271  
   
Commission
$202.73 - $35,508  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $38,783  
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).
)
$17,312 - $170,602  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 468
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Job Description for Musician or Singer
Musician and singers are very creative and artistic individual. They work in myriad locations, both indoors or outdoors, in the United States or even internationally. The musician/singer may be booked to perform in massive concerts or in a small local bar or coffeehouse. Singers usually perform as solo acts or with a band. Many singers and musicians write/compose and perform their own music whereas others "cover" other performers' songs. Musicians/singers who perform in larger venues should be capable of working with a large number of people--from sound technicians to stagehands--and should be comfortable being on stage in front of anywhere from a few to thousands of people. Some musicians/singers may be entirely solo and sign/find their own gigs and performances while other singers and musicians work with an entourage of assistants, managers, coordinators, etc.
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Musician or Singer Tasks
  • Work with other musicians, the public and management to ensure a high quality experience.
  • Rehearse, practice and learn new music alone and in groups.
  • Perform songs within a designated genre in front of an audience.
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Pay by Experience Level for Musician or Singer
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
New York
up arrow 32%
Los Angeles
up arrow 18%
Chicago
up arrow 1%
National Average
$52,000
Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.

Experience Affects Musician or Singer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
Experienced
0%
National Average
$52,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 5%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 76 votes.
Gender
Female
28%
female alumni
 
Male
72%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
28%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 24% dental benefits Dental: 18%
vision benefits Vision: 14% employee benefits None: 74%
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