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 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 Texas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,610
25th Percentile Wage
$41,450
50th Percentile Wage
$51,320
75th Percentile Wage
$61,030
90th Percentile Wage
$77,430

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 $77,430. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $51,320. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,610.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$15.68
25th Percentile Wage
$19.93
50th Percentile Wage
$24.67
75th Percentile Wage
$29.34
90th Percentile Wage
$37.22

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for music directors and composers in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $37.22. The median hourly salary is $24.67. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $15.68.

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
201651,320-1.17%5.88%
201551,920-0.02%-
201451,930-3.91%-
201353,96010.49%-
201248,300--

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 $47,710 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 Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $58,680). The lowest paying area is College Station-Bryan with a median annual salary of $47,710.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$62,540
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$58,680
El Paso
$55,170
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$54,990
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$54,880
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$54,060
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$53,430
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$53,250
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$50,150
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$50,040
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$49,070
Fort Worth-Arlington
$48,490
College Station-Bryan
$47,710



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