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Average Composer Salary

$50,537
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$1,000
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The average salary for a Composer is $50,537.
10%
$28k
MEDIAN
$51k
90%
$140k
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What Do Composers Do?

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

Job Satisfaction for Composer

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What Are Popular Skills for Composers?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Composers?

An early career Composer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $37,493 based on 26 salaries. A mid-career Composer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,241 based on 17 salaries. An experienced Composer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $64,109 based on 16 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $64,980.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Composer in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 38.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (3.6% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 70 survey responses.
Early Career
37.1%
Mid Career
24.3%
Experienced
22.9%
Late Career
15.7%