The average salary for an Early-Career Musician or Singer is $40,733.
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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 lik…Read more
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.
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Pay by Experience Level for Musician or Singer
An entry-level Musician or Singer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $41,106 based on 31 salaries. A mid-career Musician or Singer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $41,378 based on 140 salaries. An experienced Musician or Singer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $48,605 based on 168 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $42,532.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Musician or Singer in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 22.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Nashville, Tennessee (10.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in New York, New York (14.1% less).
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