Music Director and Composers Salary Information in Texas

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,120
25th Percentile Wage
$45,670
50th Percentile Wage
$55,680
75th Percentile Wage
$63,420
90th Percentile Wage
$77,800

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for music directors and composers in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $77,800. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $55,680. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,120.

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
$55,680
7.83% 13.25%
2016
$51,320
-1.17% -
2015
$51,920
-0.02% -
2014
$51,930
-3.91% -
2013
$53,960
10.49% -
2012
$48,300
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of music directors and composers in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of music directors and composers in state of Texas ranges from $45,360 to $62,540. The highest paying area for music directors and composers in Texas is Dallas-Plano-Irving with a median annual salary of $62,540. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is McAllen-Edinburg-Mission (mean annual salary $58,040). The lowest paying area is Longview with a median annual salary of $45,360.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$62,540
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$58,040
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$57,790
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$57,510
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$57,100
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$56,420
El Paso
$55,170
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$54,830
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$53,430
Fort Worth-Arlington
$52,340
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$51,920
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$51,220
Midland
$51,060
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$50,820
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$50,700
Amarillo
$48,670
College Station-Bryan
$47,710
Longview
$45,360




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