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Music Director Salary

$36,324 (USD)

Average Salary

$17/hr

Average Hourly

$756

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 06, 2019

The average pay for a Music Director is $36,324 a year and $17 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Music Director is between $27,641 and $43,494. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Music Director. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • 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 Director Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Music Directors and Composers

Job family population: 12,160

Estimated population of Music Director jobs: 1,329

Rate of error: 4.1%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$42,109
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or simply America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), it is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. Most of the country is located in central North America between Canada and Mexico. With an estimated population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the...

Music Director Job Listings for United States

Music Director
Nov 27
Florence, OR, USA
Florence United Methodist Church
Music Director. Part-time 6-8 hrs per week at Florence United Methodist Church, a "little but mighty" inclusive church on the coast. Will direct & train choir, accompany singers, provide music on ...
Associate Music Director
Oct 29
us
Renew San Diego
Associate Music Director Role Description The Music Director is a part-time role reporting to the senior pastor of Renew San Diego. The position requires personal character, musical competence, and ...
Music Director
Oct 23
Cumberland, WI, USA
St. Anthony Catholic Parish Cluster
Three Catholic Parishes seeking a part-time Music Director with keyboard and voice skills. Applicants should be comfortable with directing adult choirs each of about twelve members and a children ...
Director of Music Ministry
Nov 14
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Saint Benedict the Moor Parish
Music Reports To: Pastor Status: Full-Time Description Summary The Director of Music Ministry is a visionary, spiritual leader responsible for the effective planning, coordination and execution of ...
Preschool Music Teacher
Nov 14
Arlington, TX, USA
Director/Owner/Principal
Part time Music teacher. Wednesday 9-11:30 and Thursday 9-11:30. Extra days for program rehearsals. Prepare Christmas program, Graduation, and Spring Sing program. Company Description Small Christian ...

The average pay for a Music Director is $36,324 a year and $17 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Music Director is between $27,641 and $43,494. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Music Director. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Florence, OR, USA
Florence United Methodist Church
Music Director. Part-time 6-8 hrs per week at Florence United Methodist Church, a "little but mighty" inclusive church on the coast. Will direct & train choir, accompany singers, provide music on ...
Associate Music Director
Oct 29
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Associate Music Director Role Description The Music Director is a part-time role reporting to the senior pastor of Renew San Diego. The position requires personal character, musical competence, and ...
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