Music Director and Composers Salary Information in Missouri

The average annual and hourly salaries for music directors and composers in the state of Missouri are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of music directors and composers among Missouri 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,820
25th Percentile Wage
$41,220
50th Percentile Wage
$52,390
75th Percentile Wage
$62,900
90th Percentile Wage
$84,100

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for music directors and composers in Missouri in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $84,100. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $52,390. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,820.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$15.30
25th Percentile Wage
$19.82
50th Percentile Wage
$25.19
75th Percentile Wage
$30.24
90th Percentile Wage
$40.43

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for music directors and composers in Missouri in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $40.43. The median hourly salary is $25.19. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $15.30.

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
201652,3901.89%21.63%
201551,40010.56%-
201445,9704.85%-
201343,7406.13%-
201241,060--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of music directors and composers in some Missouri cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of music directors and composers in state of Missouri ranges from $34,450 to $52,700. The highest paying area for music directors and composers in Missouri is Kansas City with a median annual salary of $52,700. The second highest paying city/area in Missouri State is Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers (mean annual salary $47,520). The lowest paying area is Jefferson City with a median annual salary of $34,450.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Kansas City
$52,700
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers
$47,520
St Louis
$47,110
Joplin
$44,530
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$44,340
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$44,250
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$39,440
Springfield
$35,880
Jefferson City
$34,450


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