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 among Wisconsin metropolitan areas 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 Wisconsin

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,880
25th Percentile Wage
$26,540
50th Percentile Wage
$51,640
75th Percentile Wage
$69,900
90th Percentile Wage
$98,690

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 $98,690. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $51,640. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,880.

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
$51,640
-2.83% 0.83%
2016
$53,100
0.60% -
2015
$52,780
3.28% -
2014
$51,050
0.06% -
2013
$51,020
-0.37% -
2012
$51,210
- -

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 $106,670. The highest paying area for music directors and composers in Wisconsin is Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington with a median annual salary of $106,670. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis (mean annual salary $58,110). 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
$106,670
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$58,110
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
$47,960
Janesville
$44,810
Green Bay
$38,130
Sheboygan
$37,530
Duluth
$37,010
Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$36,210




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