Music Director and Composers Salary Information in Michigan

The average annual and hourly salaries for music directors and composers in the state of Michigan are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of music directors and composers amongst Michigan 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 Michigan

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,080
25th Percentile Wage
$30,950
50th Percentile Wage
$46,350
75th Percentile Wage
$62,670
90th Percentile Wage
$80,670

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for music directors and composers in Michigan in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $80,670. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $46,350. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,080.

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
$46,350
-9.13% -1.42%
2016
$50,580
8.22% -
2015
$46,420
-3.45% -
2014
$48,020
6.33% -
2013
$44,980
-4.51% -
2012
$47,010
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of music directors and composers in some Michigan cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of music directors and composers in state of Michigan ranges from $18,830 to $69,470. The highest paying area for music directors and composers in Michigan is Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $69,470. The second highest paying city/area in Michigan State is Ann Arbor (mean annual salary $57,110). The lowest paying area is Muskegon-Norton Shores with a median annual salary of $18,830.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$69,470
Ann Arbor
$57,110
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills
$56,730
Lansing-East Lansing
$53,180
Flint
$52,420
Grand Rapids-Wyoming
$48,920
Niles-Benton Harbor
$46,950
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$46,800
Detroit-Warren-Livonia
$46,640
South Bend-Mishawaka
$46,150
Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$43,480
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn
$40,090
Kalamazoo-Portage
$29,140
Muskegon-Norton Shores
$18,830




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