Music Director and Composers Salary Information in Ohio

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,150
25th Percentile Wage
$40,400
50th Percentile Wage
$58,650
75th Percentile Wage
$80,610
90th Percentile Wage
$97,350

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for music directors and composers in Ohio in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $97,350. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $58,650. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,150.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$9.69
25th Percentile Wage
$19.42
50th Percentile Wage
$28.20
75th Percentile Wage
$38.76
90th Percentile Wage
$46.80

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for music directors and composers in Ohio in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $46.80. The median hourly salary is $28.20. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $9.69.

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.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201658,650-1.72%15.55%
201559,66010.31%-
201453,5102.26%-
201352,3005.30%-
201249,530--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of music directors and composers in some Ohio cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of music directors and composers in state of Ohio ranges from $42,610 to $74,620. The highest paying area for music directors and composers in Ohio is Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor with a median annual salary of $74,620. The second highest paying city/area in Ohio State is Cincinnati-Middletown (mean annual salary $63,410). The lowest paying area is Toledo with a median annual salary of $42,610.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor
$74,620
Cincinnati-Middletown
$63,410
Akron
$56,980
Columbus
$51,380
Dayton
$45,380
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
$44,200
Toledo
$42,610


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