Average Late-Career Music Director Salary

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The average salary for a Late-Career Music Director is $39,840.
MEDIAN $39,840
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$14k - $71k
$102 - $23k
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$15k - $81k

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Job Description for Music Director

Music Director Tasks
  • Conduct and direct instrumental or vocal performance for musical performance groups including orchestras, and choirs.
  • Transcribe or rearrange musical compositions to fit the performance group.
  • Plan and schedule rehearsals and performances.

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Popular Skills for Music Director

Skills in Performer, Leadership and Team Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Worship Planning and Leading and People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Music Director

An entry-level Music Director with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $38,945 based on 35 salaries. An early career Music Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $35,013 based on 157 salaries. A mid-career Music Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $40,375 based on 189 salaries. An experienced Music Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $41,972 based on 276 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Music Director in their job title in Chattanooga, Tennessee earn an average of 88.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (56.9% more) and St. Louis, Missouri (38.1% more).

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