Musician or Singer Salary

A Musician or Singer earns an average salary of $39,899 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are singer and MUSIC.

$17,421 - $97,553
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$40K
$98K
MEDIAN: $39,899
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$12.46 - $103.04
$12
$45
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MEDIAN: $45.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$17,421 - $97,553  
   
Bonus
$2.21 - $97,871  
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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$20,942 - $196,777  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 254
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$12.46 - $103.04  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.24 - $12.94  
Overtime
$9.93 - $102.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$2.21 - $97,871  
   
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).
)
$20,942 - $196,777  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 202
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Job Description for Musician or Singer

Musicians and singers can perform live in a variety of venues, including orchestras, operas, theatres, cabarets, and lounges. They can also perform exclusively as recording artists. Sometimes this type of employment involves being hired by a recording studio or record company. Therefore, musicians and singers can be employed full-time or part-time. They can also be freelancers, making their living from gig to gig. Musicians and singers often have agents, who will send them out on assignments like performing a jingle for a radio or television commercial.

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Musician or Singer Tasks

  • Perform songs within a designated genre in front of an audience.
  • Rehearse, practice and learn new music alone and in groups.
  • Work with other musicians, the public and management to ensure a high quality experience.

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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

National Average: $50,358

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Key Stats for Musician or Singer

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
30%
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Experience Affects Musician or Singer Salaries

▲23%

▲5%

National Average
$50,000

▼3%

▼14%

Skills That Affect Musician or Singer Salaries

singer
▲107%

MUSIC
▲59%

Guitar
▲2%

Singing
▲1%

National Average
$50,000

Performer
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 27%
dental benefits
Dental: 17%
vision benefits
Vision: 13%
dental benefits
None: 71%
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