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Music Director and Composers Salary Information in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington

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 statistics 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Music Directors and Composers in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,740
25th Percentile Wage
$23,390
50th Percentile Wage
$45,470
75th Percentile Wage
$62,940
90th Percentile Wage
$73,970

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 $73,970. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $45,470. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $20,740.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$9.97
25th Percentile Wage
$11.25
50th Percentile Wage
$21.86
75th Percentile Wage
$30.26
90th Percentile Wage
$35.56

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for music directors and composers in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $35.56. The median hourly salary is $21.86. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $9.97.

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
201645,47016.87%17.86%
201537,800-5.53%-
201439,8900.40%-
201339,7305.99%-
201237,350--

Table 3. Compare Music Director and Composers Salary in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro with Other Washington Cities

From Table 3 we note that with a median annual salary of $45,470, 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 $67,330). Also we note that in comparison, the annual salary of music directors and composers in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro is about 32.5 percent (32.5%) lower than that of the highest paying city Seattle-Bellevue-Everett.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$67,330
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$61,400
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$45,470

See also: Top paying jobs in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington.