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 cities 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,580
25th Percentile Wage
$36,430
50th Percentile Wage
$50,580
75th Percentile Wage
$68,900
90th Percentile Wage
$83,300

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 $83,300. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $50,580. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22,580.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$10.86
25th Percentile Wage
$17.51
50th Percentile Wage
$24.32
75th Percentile Wage
$33.11
90th Percentile Wage
$40.04

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for music directors and composers in Michigan in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $40.04. The median hourly salary is $24.32. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $10.86.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of music directors and composers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201650,5808.22%7.06%
201546,420-3.45%-
201448,0206.33%-
201344,980-4.51%-
201247,010--

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 $40,090 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 $60,380). The lowest paying area is Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn with a median annual salary of $40,090.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$69,470
Ann Arbor
$60,380
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills
$56,730
Grand Rapids-Wyoming
$55,210
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$54,510
Lansing-East Lansing
$53,640
Detroit-Warren-Livonia
$49,690
Niles-Benton Harbor
$46,950
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn
$40,090



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