Musician or Singer in New York Salary

The average salary for a Musician or Singer in New York, New York is $38,356 per year. Experience strongly influences pay for this job.

$15,000 - $121,000
$15K
$40K
$120K
MEDIAN: $40,009
10%
50%
90%

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$12.21 - $149.16
$88
MEDIAN: $87.50
50%

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$0$306K
Salary $15,000 - $121,000
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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$20,640 - $306,184
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 19
Hourly Data $0$149
Hourly Rate $87.50
Hourly Tips $2.92
Overtime $70.00
Annual Data $0$306K
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).
)
$20,640 - $306,184
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 8

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.

About New York, New York

Kings County, New York
8,550,405
Male:
4,081,698 (47.7%)
Female:
4,468,707 (52.3%)
The City of New York, often called New York City or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States. Located at the southern tip of the state of New York, the city is the center of the New York metropolitan area, one of the most populous urban agglomerations in the world. With a U.S. Census Bureau-estimated 2015 population of 8,550,405 distributed over a land area of just 305 square miles (790 km2), New York is also the most densely populated major city in the United States. A global power city, New York City exerts a significant impact upon commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and entertainment, its fast pace defining the term New York minute. Home to the headquarters of the United Nations, New York is an important center for international diplomacy and has been described as the cultural and financial capital of the world. Situated...
New York, NY:
$55,752
New York:
$60,850
$1,317
New York, NY:
$538,300
New York:
$293,500
4.7%

Musician or Singer Job Listings

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 $35,000 based on 13 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 $45,000 based on 14 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 $72,000 based on 15 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 $106,000 based on 7 salaries.

Key Stats for Musician or Singer

1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
26%

Experience Affects Musician or Singer Salaries

Late-Career
▲95%

Experienced
▲32%

National Average
$55,000

Mid-Career
▼18%

Entry-Level
▼35%

Years of Experience

1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 13%
vision benefits
Vision: 25%
no benefits
None: 50%