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 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 Missouri

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,850
25th Percentile Wage
$35,260
50th Percentile Wage
$48,050
75th Percentile Wage
$61,650
90th Percentile Wage
$87,140

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 $87,140. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $48,050. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,850.

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
$48,050
-9.03% 14.55%
2016
$52,390
1.89% -
2015
$51,400
10.56% -
2014
$45,970
4.85% -
2013
$43,740
6.13% -
2012
$41,060
- -

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 $47,650. The highest paying area for music directors and composers in Missouri is St Louis with a median annual salary of $47,650. 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
St Louis
$47,650
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers
$47,520
Kansas City
$45,000
Joplin
$44,530
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$44,340
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$44,250
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$39,440
Springfield
$35,880
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$35,150
Jefferson City
$34,450




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