$46,348
Avg. Salary
$15.40
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Band Director is $15.40 per hour.

The average pay for a Band Director is $46,348 per year.

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$9.70
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$30.05
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MEDIAN $46,348
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$0$67K
Salary $33,253 - $67,236
Bonus $405 - $10,101
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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$32,617 - $67,613
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 335
Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $9.70 - $30.05
Overtime $15.00
Annual Data $0$67K
Bonus $405 - $10,101
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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$32,617 - $67,613
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 17

Job Description for Band Director

A band director frequently works for a school, college, or similar institution. He or she helps to select and develop student musicians for music performance in bands at the school. As many schools have multiple bands for varying purposes and skill levels, the band director helps to audition and place student musicians according to skill level and aptitude. He or she then selects pieces for the bands to play and leads them through rehearsals before conducting the bands in performance.

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Band Director Tasks
  • Direct and organize bands for schools, colleges, or professional groups.
  • Assist musicians in interpreting music and playing on tempo.
  • Organize rehearsals.

Common Career Paths for Band Director


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Many Band Directors move into a High School Teacher role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. High School Teachers on average bring in a similar salary to Band Directors.

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Pay by Experience Level for Band Director

Pay by Experience for a Band Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Band Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 102 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Band Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 46 salaries. An experienced Band Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 56 salaries. A Band Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 39 salaries.

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Key Stats for Band Director

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
19%

Experience Affects Band Director Salaries

Late-Career
▲29%

Experienced
▲17%

National Average
$47,000

Mid-Career
▼4%

Entry-Level
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 16%