Average Early-Career Musician or Singer Salary

$40,733
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,250
Bonus
$755
Commission
$982
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The average salary for an Early-Career Musician or Singer is $40,733.
10%
$15k
MEDIAN
$41k
90%
$99k
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Salary
$15k - $99k
Bonus
$5 - $43k
Profit Sharing
$100 - $13k
Commission
$0 - $755
Total Pay
$20k - $204k

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Job Description for Musician or Singer

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).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 551 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.6%
Mid Career
25.4%
Experienced
30.5%
Late Career
38.5%