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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 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 [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
$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.

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
$41,290
-10.12% 9.54%
2016
$45,470
16.87% -
2015
$37,800
-5.53% -
2014
$39,890
0.40% -
2013
$39,730
5.99% -
2012
$37,350
- -

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 $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.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$78,540
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$72,060
Tacoma
$55,310
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$41,290



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