$39,790
Avg. Salary
$47.59
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,750

Bonus

$1,017

Profit Sharing

$20,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Musician Or Singer is $47.59 per hour.

The median Musician or Singer has a base pay of $39,790. Salaries generally range from $16k to $101k. The median bonus is $1,750. Skills that can affect salary include Singing, singer, MUSIC, Performer, Guitar.
$13.65
10%
$47.59
50%
$128.80
90%
MEDIAN $47.59
$16k
10%
$40k
50%
$101k
90%
MEDIAN $39,790
$15,780 - $101,235
$16K
$40K
$100K
MEDIAN: $39,790
10%
50%
90%

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$13.65 - $129
$14
$48
$130
MEDIAN: $47.59
10%
50%
90%

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$0$205K
Salary $15,780 - $101,235
Bonus $9.21 - $48,479
Profit Sharing $1,017
Commission $20,000
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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$20,389 - $205,544
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 420
Hourly Data $0$128
Hourly Rate $13.65 - $129
Hourly Tips $0.42 - $16.67
Overtime $9.93 - $126
Annual Data $0$205K
Bonus $9.21 - $48,479
Commission $20,000
Profit Sharing $1,017
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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$20,389 - $205,544
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 356

Job Description for Musician or Singer

Musicians and singers can perform live in a variety of venues, including orchestras, operas, theatres, cabarets, and lounges. They can also perform exclusively as recording artists. Sometimes this type of employment involves being hired by a recording studio or record company. Therefore, musicians and singers can be employed full-time or part-time. They can also be freelancers, making their living from gig to gig. Musicians and singers often have agents, who will send them out on assignments like performing a jingle for a radio or television commercial.

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Musician or Singer Tasks
  • Perform songs within a designated genre in front of an audience.
  • Rehearse, practice and learn new music alone and in groups.
  • Work with other musicians, the public and management to ensure a high quality experience.

Musician or Singer Pay By Employer

$0$152K

Self-Employed
6 profiles
$104,000

Common Career Paths for Musician or Singer


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Pay by Experience Level for Musician or Singer

Pay by Experience for a Musician or Singer has a positive trend. An entry-level Musician or Singer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 170 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Musician or Singer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 138 salaries. An experienced Musician or Singer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 154 salaries. A Musician or Singer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 137 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

-13%

National Average: $51,504

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

Musician or Singer Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Musician or Singer?

Musician or Singer in Sugar Land:
"Musician Advice."
Do your home work. Take lessons and research strategies for financial success as a musician. Take time to learn how to record and edit. Look into scoring for film and movies. Dig for royalty opportunities. Learn how to book shows. Find out what a fair wage would be and don't be afraid to charge that. Look at what other people in other industries make AND what benefits they have and shoot to earn the same for yourself. If you want to write or compose, trust your instincts. Don't let perfectionism get in the way of creating. Complete is better than perfect. ASK FOR HELP! Collaborate with others. And once you get into a rhythm of all of the above, enjoy it!

Musician or Singer in Dallas:
"Do what you love."
All that is required is that you never give up.

Musician or Singer in Indianapolis:
"Keep A Day Job."
In order to achieve any level of success performing original music, capital is essential. Spend around $1,500 on a demo recording in either Nashville, TN or Los Angeles, CA, and pay for well-known session musicians to make appearances; this helps to spread the word about your project. Seek investors and sponsors to support tours, and keep an e-mail list of fans. It also helps if you have talent.

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Key Stats for Musician or Singer

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
29%

Experience Affects Musician or Singer Salaries

▲20%

▲3%

National Average
$52,000

▼5%

▼15%

Skills That Affect Musician or Singer Salaries

singer
▲102%

MUSIC
▲55%

Guitar
▼0%

National Average
$52,000

Singing
▼1%

Performer
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 27%
dental benefits
Dental: 16%
vision benefits
Vision: 15%
no benefits
None: 72%