Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Band Director is $46,669
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Band Directors?
An entry-level Band Director with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $40,102 based on 26 salaries. An early career Band Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $43,233 based on 50 salaries. A mid-career …Read more
What Do Band Directors Do?
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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- Direct and organize bands for schools, colleges, or professional groups.
- Assist musicians in interpreting music and playing on tempo.
- Organize rehearsals.