Music Director and Composers Salary Information in Wisconsin

The average annual and hourly salaries for music directors and composers in the state of Wisconsin are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of music directors and composers amongst Wisconsin 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Music Directors and Composers in Wisconsin

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,180
25th Percentile Wage
$31,290
50th Percentile Wage
$53,100
75th Percentile Wage
$63,560
90th Percentile Wage
$79,040

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for music directors and composers in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $79,040. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $53,100. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,180.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$9.22
25th Percentile Wage
$15.04
50th Percentile Wage
$25.53
75th Percentile Wage
$30.56
90th Percentile Wage
$38.00

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for music directors and composers in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $38.00. The median hourly salary is $25.53. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $9.22.

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
201653,1000.60%3.56%
201552,7803.28%-
201451,0500.06%-
201351,020-0.37%-
201251,210--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of music directors and composers in some Wisconsin cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of music directors and composers in state of Wisconsin ranges from $36,210 to $81,820. The highest paying area for music directors and composers in Wisconsin is Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington with a median annual salary of $81,820. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis (mean annual salary $57,130). The lowest paying area is Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $36,210.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$81,820
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$57,130
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$55,010
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$54,560
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$51,380
Madison
$50,260
Lake County-Kenosha County
$47,470
Janesville
$44,810
Green Bay
$38,130
Sheboygan
$37,530
Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$36,210


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