Music Ministry Director Salary

Music Ministry Directors in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and a little under three-quarters have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $41K annually, but may range from $16K to $67K per year. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just over two-fifths lack coverage. On the flip side, the greater part have medical insurance and nearly one in four receive dental plans. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$17,710 - $66,662
$18K
$43K
$67K
MEDIAN: $42,962
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50%
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$17.49 - $38.00
$20
MEDIAN: $20.35
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$0$68K
Salary $17,710 - $66,662
Bonus $506
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$18,080 - $68,983
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 82
Hourly Data $0$38
Hourly Rate $20.35
Annual Data $0$68K
Bonus $506
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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$18,080 - $68,983
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 9

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Job Description for Music Ministry Director

Music ministry directors are responsible for directing music in ministries and churches. They must be familiar with instruments such as the organ or piano, as most churches have these instruments in their congregations, and they may also conduct a choir if the church has one. They are typically tasked with selecting the music to be sung by the choir and played by the organist or pianist, and they may need the ability to read music themselves and ensure that it is understood by everyone playing it. They also practice with the choir and instrumentalists before church services begin.

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Music Ministry Director Tasks

  • Select and orchestrate the musical portion of church services and special events.
  • Direct the choir and lead worship teams.
  • Lead musical rehearsals.

Common Career Paths for Music Ministry Director


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As Music Ministry Directors transition into upper-level roles like Worship Pastors, it's possible that they won't see a change in salary. Worship Pastors earn the same amount as Music Ministry Directors on average. Music Ministry Directors most often advance into Director of Music Ministry and Worship Coordinator positions even though the median salaries are $9K lower and $7K lower, respectively.

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Pay by Experience Level for Music Ministry Director

Pay by Experience for a Music Ministry Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Music Ministry Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 22 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Music Ministry Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 25 salaries. An experienced Music Ministry Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 28 salaries. A Music Ministry Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 28 salaries.

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Key Stats for Music Ministry Director

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
42%
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Experience Affects Music Ministry Director Salaries

National Average
$43,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Experienced
▼5%

Late-Career
▼5%

Entry-Level
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
42%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 24%
vision benefits
Vision: 24%
no benefits
None: 39%
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