Music Director and Composers Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of music directors and composers in the industry sector of 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 federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Music Directors and Composers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,630
25th Percentile Wage
$37,850
50th Percentile Wage
$53,160
75th Percentile Wage
$69,450
90th Percentile Wage
$99,210

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for music directors and composers in the industry sector of 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 $99,210. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $53,160. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid music directors and composers is $28,630.

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 federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2016. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2016.

YearMedian Salary Growth4-Year Growth
201653,1602.88%2.88%
201251,630--

Compare Music Director and Composers Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of music directors and composers in four industries in the 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 public sector -- federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit industry with an annual salary $55,200. The lowest paying industry is the federal, state, and local government (oes designation) industry (annual salary $53,160). For detailed music director and composers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$55,200
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$55,180
State government, including schools and hospitals
$53,550
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$53,160

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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