Music Director and Composers Salary Information in Colorado

The average annual and hourly salaries for music directors and composers in the state of Colorado are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of music directors and composers amongst Colorado areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Music Directors and Composers in Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,360
25th Percentile Wage
$19,440
50th Percentile Wage
$36,360
75th Percentile Wage
$52,120
90th Percentile Wage
$94,290

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for music directors and composers in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $94,290. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $36,360. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,360.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of music directors and composers from 2012 to 2017. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2017.

YearMedian Salary Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$36,360
-24.81% 6.90%
2016
$45,380
-3.48% -
2015
$46,960
27.92% -
2012
$33,850
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