Music Director and Composers Salary Information in North Carolina

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,640
25th Percentile Wage
$36,920
50th Percentile Wage
$45,770
75th Percentile Wage
$56,210
90th Percentile Wage
$62,780

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for music directors and composers in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $62,780. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $45,770. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,640.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$15.69
25th Percentile Wage
$17.75
50th Percentile Wage
$22.01
75th Percentile Wage
$27.03
90th Percentile Wage
$30.18

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for music directors and composers in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $30.18. The median hourly salary is $22.01. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $15.69.

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. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2016.

YearMedian Salary Growth3-Year Growth
201545,77010.95%4.09%
201440,760-8.46%-
201344,2100.70%-
201243,900--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of music directors and composers in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of music directors and composers in state of North Carolina ranges from $36,900 to $42,440. The highest paying area for music directors and composers in North Carolina is Winston-Salem with a median annual salary of $42,440. The lowest paying area is Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $36,900.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Winston-Salem
$42,440
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$36,900


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