Music Director and Composers Salary Information in Tennessee

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,530
25th Percentile Wage
$34,910
50th Percentile Wage
$43,260
75th Percentile Wage
$58,080
90th Percentile Wage
$79,370

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for music directors and composers in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $79,370. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $43,260. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,530.

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 Growth4-Year Growth
2016
$43,260
36.62% -3.35%
2015
$27,420
-51.64% -
2014
$41,580
3.32% -
2013
$40,200
-11.22% -
2012
$44,710
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of music directors and composers in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of music directors and composers in state of Tennessee ranges from $36,810 to $44,760. The highest paying area for music directors and composers in Tennessee is Chattanooga with a median annual salary of $44,760. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin (mean annual salary $38,580). The lowest paying area is Memphis with a median annual salary of $36,810.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Chattanooga
$44,760
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$38,580
Memphis
$36,810




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