Music Director and Composers Salary Information in Massachusetts

The average annual and hourly salaries for music directors and composers in the state of Massachusetts are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of music directors and composers amongst Massachusetts areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Music Directors and Composers in Massachusetts

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,900
25th Percentile Wage
$33,940
50th Percentile Wage
$57,950
75th Percentile Wage
$102,270
90th Percentile Wage
$130,430

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for music directors and composers in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $130,430. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $57,950. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22,900.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of music directors and composers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$57,950
-3.09% 1.02%
2016
$59,740
-1.69% -
2015
$60,750
4.48% -
2014
$58,030
-3.39% -
2013
$60,000
4.40% -
2012
$57,360
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Music Directors and Composers in Massachusetts Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of music directors and composers in some Massachusetts cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of music directors and composers in state of Massachusetts ranges from $54,090 to $64,530. The highest paying area for music directors and composers in Massachusetts is Worcester with a median annual salary of $64,530. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Boston-Cambridge-Quincy (mean annual salary $58,200). The lowest paying area is Springfield with a median annual salary of $54,090.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Worcester
$64,530
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$58,200
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$57,850
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$56,590
Springfield
$54,090




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