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 amongst Ohio 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 Ohio

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,700
25th Percentile Wage
$44,250
50th Percentile Wage
$61,770
75th Percentile Wage
$80,570
90th Percentile Wage
$97,300

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 $97,300. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $61,770. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,700.

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
$61,770
5.05% 19.82%
2016
$58,650
-1.72% -
2015
$59,660
10.31% -
2014
$53,510
2.26% -
2013
$52,300
5.30% -
2012
$49,530
- -

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 $79,650. The highest paying area for music directors and composers in Ohio is Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor with a median annual salary of $79,650. The second highest paying city/area in Ohio State is Columbus (mean annual salary $72,830). The lowest paying area is Toledo with a median annual salary of $42,610.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor
$79,650
Columbus
$72,830
Cincinnati-Middletown
$69,070
Springfield
$57,000
Akron
$56,980
Mansfield
$54,350
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
$53,150
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area
$50,150
Canton-Massillon
$49,920
Dayton
$47,530
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
$46,060
Toledo
$42,610




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