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Music Director and Composers Salary in Sector of Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)

The salary statistics of music directors and composers in the industry sector of other services (except federal, state, and local government) are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare music director and composers salaries in different industries within the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector.

Average Annual Salary of Music Directors and Composers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,220
25th Percentile Wage
$25,060
50th Percentile Wage
$39,900
75th Percentile Wage
$57,460
90th Percentile Wage
$108,740

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for music directors and composers in the industry sector of other services (except federal, state, and local government). 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 $108,740. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $39,900. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid music directors and composers is $19,220.

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 other services (except federal, state, and local government) from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201639,9001.10%-2.68%
201539,460-0.79%-
201439,7702.04%-
201338,960-5.16%-
201240,970--

Compare Music Director and Composers Salary in Different Industries within the Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government) Sector

The average salaries of music directors and composers in three industries in the other services (except federal, state, and local government) 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 civic and social organizations industry with an annual salary $40,610. The lowest paying industry is the religious organizations industry (annual salary $39,800). For detailed music director and composers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Civic and Social Organizations
$40,610
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$39,900
Religious Organizations
$39,800

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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