Music Director and Composers Salary in Sector of Information

The salary statistics of music directors and composers in the industry sector of information are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare music director and composers salaries in different industries within the information sector.

Average Annual Salary of Music Directors and Composers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,170
25th Percentile Wage
$36,230
50th Percentile Wage
$53,980
75th Percentile Wage
$80,890
90th Percentile Wage
$124,010

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for music directors and composers in the industry sector of information. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) music directors and composers is $124,010. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $53,980. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid music directors and composers is $25,170.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of music directors and composers in the industry sector of information from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201653,980-8.37%1.04%
201558,5009.79%-
201452,770-2.33%-
201354,0001.07%-
201253,420--

Compare Music Director and Composers Salary in Different Industries within the Information Sector

The average salaries of music directors and composers in six industries in the information sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for music director and composers occupations is the sound recording industries industry with an annual salary $62,390. The lowest paying industry is the radio broadcasting industry (annual salary $37,850). For detailed music director and composers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Sound Recording Industries
$62,390
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$58,670
Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$55,910
Broadcasting (except Internet)
$40,740
Radio and Television Broadcasting
$40,420
Radio Broadcasting
$37,850

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].




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