Music Director and Composers Salary Information in Nebraska

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,450
25th Percentile Wage
$33,510
50th Percentile Wage
$46,720
75th Percentile Wage
$60,030
90th Percentile Wage
$69,510

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for music directors and composers in Nebraska in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $69,510. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $46,720. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22,450.

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
$46,720
-18.73% 6.53%
2016
$55,470
10.76% -
2015
$49,500
3.01% -
2014
$48,010
3.77% -
2013
$46,200
5.48% -
2012
$43,670
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of music directors and composers in some Nebraska cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of music directors and composers in state of Nebraska ranges from $43,490 to $51,270. The highest paying area for music directors and composers in Nebraska is Southeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $51,270. The second highest paying city/area in Nebraska State is Omaha-Council Bluffs (mean annual salary $49,310). The lowest paying area is Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $43,490.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Southeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area
$51,270
Omaha-Council Bluffs
$49,310
Northeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area
$47,740
Western Nebraska nonmetropolitan area
$46,200
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area
$43,490




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