By Kelly Clay, PayScale.com
Tomorrow night, hundreds of musicians will gather to celebrate the 54th annual Grammy Awards. Kanye West tops this year's list of the most nominations for a Grammy Award, receiving seven nominations. Before beginning his career as a rapper, Kanye began producing for other artists while he was in school. While Kanye was able to leverage his talent to produce for artists like Ludacris and DMX to eventually become a highly successful rapper himself (both in terms of fame and finances), most other music producers make a much more modest living.
Below is the national salary for music producers across the U.S., along with what those working in this industry can expect to make in bonuses.
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