Music Director and Composers Salary Information in Oregon

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,880
25th Percentile Wage
$29,000
50th Percentile Wage
$41,750
75th Percentile Wage
$56,320
90th Percentile Wage
$72,790

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for music directors and composers in Oregon in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $72,790. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $41,750. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22,880.

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
$41,750
7.04% 1.44%
2016
$38,810
0.39% -
2015
$38,660
-3.88% -
2014
$40,160
-2.22% -
2013
$41,050
-0.24% -
2012
$41,150
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of music directors and composers in some Oregon cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of music directors and composers in state of Oregon ranges from $28,010 to $57,980. The highest paying area for music directors and composers in Oregon is Bend with a median annual salary of $57,980. The second highest paying city/area in Oregon State is Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $51,910). The lowest paying area is Southern Oregon and Linn County nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $28,010.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Bend
$57,980
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area
$51,910
Salem
$47,400
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area
$46,560
Medford
$42,610
Eugene-Springfield
$42,310
Southern Oregon and Linn County nonmetropolitan area
$28,010




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