Music Director and Composers Salary Information in Virginia

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,620
25th Percentile Wage
$39,000
50th Percentile Wage
$58,380
75th Percentile Wage
$82,830
90th Percentile Wage
$106,010

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for music directors and composers in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $106,010. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $58,380. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,620.

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
$58,380
5.64% 30.08%
2016
$55,090
6.84% -
2015
$51,320
15.90% -
2014
$43,160
0.19% -
2013
$43,080
5.25% -
2012
$40,820
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of music directors and composers in some Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of music directors and composers in state of Virginia ranges from $19,050 to $62,240. The highest paying area for music directors and composers in Virginia is Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News with a median annual salary of $62,240. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol (mean annual salary $50,970). The lowest paying area is Charlottesville with a median annual salary of $19,050.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$62,240
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol
$50,970
Richmond
$45,080
Lynchburg
$44,010
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$42,670
Charlottesville
$19,050




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