Music Director and Composers Salary in Sector of Educational Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Music Directors and Composers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,040
25th Percentile Wage
$41,760
50th Percentile Wage
$54,640
75th Percentile Wage
$71,140
90th Percentile Wage
$95,590

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for music directors and composers in the industry sector of educational services. 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 $95,590. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $54,640. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid music directors and composers is $29,040.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of music directors and composers in the industry sector of educational services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$54,640
2.76% 12.24%
2016
$53,130
1.90% -
2015
$52,120
5.37% -
2014
$49,320
0.12% -
2013
$49,260
2.66% -
2012
$47,950
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Compare Music Director and Composers Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

The average salaries of music directors and composers in 14 industries in the educational services 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 junior colleges - local government owned industry with an annual salary $62,670. The lowest paying industry is the other schools and instruction - privately owned industry (annual salary $44,170). For detailed music director and composers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Junior colleges - Local government owned
$62,670
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$61,550
Educational Services - State government owned
$59,670
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$59,460
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$59,310
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$59,140
Educational Services - Local government owned
$56,240
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$56,180
Elementary and Secondary Schools
$54,690
Educational Services
$54,640
Educational Services - Privately owned
$50,410
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$50,030
Other Schools and Instruction
$44,170
Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$44,170

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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