Music Director and Composers Salary Information in Minnesota

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,430
25th Percentile Wage
$40,460
50th Percentile Wage
$67,260
75th Percentile Wage
$121,310
90th Percentile Wage
$180,710

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for music directors and composers in Minnesota in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $180,710. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $67,260. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30,430.

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
$67,260
15.03% 33.26%
2016
$57,150
0.42% -
2015
$56,910
15.94% -
2014
$47,840
2.95% -
2013
$46,430
3.32% -
2012
$44,890
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Music Directors and Composers in Minnesota Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of music directors and composers in some Minnesota cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of music directors and composers in state of Minnesota ranges from $36,130 to $50,660. The highest paying area for music directors and composers in Minnesota is Mankato-North Mankato with a median annual salary of $50,660. The second highest paying city/area in Minnesota State is Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $46,460). The lowest paying area is Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $36,130.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Mankato-North Mankato
$50,660
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$46,460
Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$46,220
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$42,050
Rochester
$41,250
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$36,130




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