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
$27,720
25th Percentile Wage
$40,390
50th Percentile Wage
$53,130
75th Percentile Wage
$69,010
90th Percentile Wage
$91,980

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 $91,980. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $53,130. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid music directors and composers is $27,720.

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 educational services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201653,1301.90%9.75%
201552,1205.37%-
201449,3200.12%-
201349,2602.66%-
201247,950--

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 $64,630. The lowest paying industry is the other schools and instruction - privately owned industry (annual salary $37,270). 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
$64,630
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$64,100
Educational Services - Local government owned
$55,220
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$55,160
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$53,950
Educational Services - State government owned
$53,890
Elementary and Secondary Schools
$53,740
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$53,730
Educational Services
$53,130
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$52,890
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$49,440
Educational Services - Privately owned
$48,120
Other Schools and Instruction
$37,270
Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$37,270

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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