Music Director and Composers Salary Information in Montana

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,580
25th Percentile Wage
$18,220
50th Percentile Wage
$19,300
75th Percentile Wage
$36,440
90th Percentile Wage
$52,980

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for music directors and composers in Montana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $52,980. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $19,300. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,580.

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
$19,300
-74.87% -74.56%
2015
$33,750
-1.48% -
2014
$34,250
0.73% -
2013
$34,000
0.91% -
2012
$33,690
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of music directors and composers in some Montana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of music directors and composers in state of Montana ranges from $18,990 to $44,860. The highest paying area for music directors and composers in Montana is Missoula with a median annual salary of $44,860. The second highest paying city/area in Montana State is Central Montana nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $41,840). The lowest paying area is Billings with a median annual salary of $18,990.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Missoula
$44,860
Central Montana nonmetropolitan area
$41,840
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area
$30,330
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area
$19,430
Billings
$18,990




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