Average Composer Salary

$40,963
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,250
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The average salary for a Composer is $40,963.
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$20k
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$41k
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$134k
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MEDIAN $40,963
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Salary
$20k - $134k
Bonus
$0 - $1k
Total Pay
$20k - $129k

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Job Description for Composer

Composer Tasks
  • Compose scores.
  • Negotiate contracts.
  • Revise scores.

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Popular Skills for Composer

Skills in Pro/Engineer are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Performer and Audio Visual Equipment Use.

Pay by Experience Level for Composer

An early career Composer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $38,442 based on 30 salaries. A mid-career Composer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 19 salaries. An experienced Composer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 15 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $64,964.

Pay Difference by Location

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 75 survey responses.
Early Career
40.0%
Mid Career
25.3%
Experienced
20.0%
Late Career
14.7%