$50,596
Avg. Salary
$29.48
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$4,861

Bonus

$15,600

Profit Sharing

$1,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Music Producer is $29.48 per hour.

The average pay for a Music Producer is $50,596 per year.

$10.74
10%
$29.48
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$69.04
90%
MEDIAN $29.48
$25k
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$51k
50%
$104k
90%
MEDIAN $50,596
$24,527 - $103,905
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MEDIAN: $50,596
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$0$120K
Salary $24,527 - $103,905
Bonus $9.96 - $30,410
Profit Sharing $15,600
Commission $1,000
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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$24,408 - $120,104
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 197
Hourly Data $0$275
Hourly Rate $10.74 - $69.04
Hourly Tips $1.90
Overtime $6.00 - $275
Annual Data $0$120K
Bonus $9.96 - $30,410
Commission $1,000
Profit Sharing $15,600
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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$24,408 - $120,104
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 101

Job Description for Music Producer

A music producer assists artists and groups in the studio in creating recorded music. Typically, a producer works closely with the musicians and singers to create an overall tone, feel or expression in the recording. He or she also engages with the various technical professionals required to record music and supervises studio engineers and mixers in creating the final product. In some situations, a producer may have artistic input as well, advising on composition, songwriting and arrangement. He or she may bring in outside musicians and even suggest material to record.

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Music Producer Tasks
  • Manage, coordinate, and track projects through all stages of production.
  • Attending production meetings.
  • Coordinate and work with sound engineers, designers, and directors.
  • Create and communicate overall concept or plan.

Music Producer Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Music Producer

Pay by Experience for a Music Producer has a positive trend. An entry-level Music Producer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 97 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Music Producer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 47 salaries. An experienced Music Producer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 42 salaries. A Music Producer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 18 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,945

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Music Producers, Miami provides a pay rate that is 38 percent greater than the national average. Music Producers will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+31 percent) and Los Angeles (+7 percent).

Music Producer Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Music Producer?

Music Producer in Hollywood:
"Pay scales."
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Key Stats for Music Producer

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
12%

Experience Affects Music Producer Salaries

Late-Career
▲31%

Mid-Career
▲19%

Experienced
▲19%

National Average
$52,000

▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 29%
dental benefits
Dental: 19%
vision benefits
Vision: 18%
no benefits
None: 71%