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.

$17,757 - $99,778
$18K
$40K
$100K
MEDIAN: $40,300
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50%
90%

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$12.03 - $101.94
$12
$44
$100
MEDIAN: $44.30
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$17,757 - $99,778  
   
Bonus
$2.30 - $96,958  
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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$20,754 - $180,796  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 256
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$12.03 - $101.94  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.33 - $12.85  
Overtime
$5.07 - $99.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$2.30 - $96,958  
   
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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$20,754 - $180,796  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 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

Pay by Experience for a Musician or Singer has a positive trend. An entry-level Musician or Singer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 170 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Musician or Singer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 138 salaries. An experienced Musician or Singer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 154 salaries. A Musician or Singer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 137 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,685

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Key Stats for Musician or Singer

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
31%
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Experience Affects Musician or Singer Salaries

▲22%

▲5%

National Average
$51,000

▼4%

▼14%

Skills That Affect Musician or Singer Salaries

singer
▲105%

MUSIC
▲58%

Guitar
▲2%

Singing
▼0%

National Average
$51,000

Performer
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 30%
dental benefits
Dental: 19%
vision benefits
Vision: 15%
no benefits
None: 68%
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