The annual and hourly salary statistics of music directors and composers in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage data of music directors and composers in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro is based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$25,630|
|25th Percentile Wage||$29,030|
|50th Percentile Wage||$41,290|
|75th Percentile Wage||$54,600|
|90th Percentile Wage||$67,520|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for music directors and composers in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $67,520. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $41,290. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $25,630.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of music directors and composers from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
From Table 3 we note that with a median annual salary of $41,290, Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro is the lowest paying city for music directors and composers in state of Washington, following city of Seattle-Bellevue-Everett (median annual salary of $78,540). Also we note that in comparison, the annual salary of music directors and composers in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro is about 47.4 percent (47.4%) lower than that of the highest paying city Seattle-Bellevue-Everett.
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