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Music Department Head Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$38,352 (USD)

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Last updated: May 20, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Music Department Head is $38,352 a year and $18 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Music Department Head is between $29,184 and $45,922. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Plans and directs activities of personnel in studio music department and conducts studio orchestra: selects vocal, instrumental, and recorded music suitable to type of program or motion picture and to entertainers who are to render selections.
  • Engages services of composer, as required, to write score for motion picture or television program.
  • Issues assignments and reviews work of staff in such areas as scoring, arranging, and copying music, lyric writing, and vocal coaching.
  • Auditions and selects vocal and instrumental talent for musical shows.
  • Auditions and hires studio orchestra personnel.
  • Conducts orchestra in recording or broadcast of music conductor, orchestra.
Music Department Head Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Music Directors and Composers

Job family population: 15,400

Estimated population of Music Department Head jobs: 1,683

Rate of error: 3.2%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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