Information About Music Directors And Composers

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Training

Music directors and composers need bachelor's or higher degree, plus work experience.

Degrees for Music directors and composers
Training for Music Directors And Composers
Percent
Less than High School 4.8
High School 15.4
Some College 21.2
Associates Degree 5.0
Bachelors Degree 30.7
Masters Degree 19.3
Doctorate or Professional Degree 3.7

Employment

Represents about 53,000 people in the United States- 36.2% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 5,000 more music directors and composers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 16,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, music directors and composers make $25.84 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Music directors and composers $10.60 $17.00 $22.80 $29.90 $41.20
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations $9.38 $13.70 $20.90 $31.70 $45.40
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, music directors and composers make $53,760 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Music directors and composers $22,190 $35,370 $47,410 $62,180 $85,770
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations $19,520 $28,640 $43,640 $66,080 $94,470
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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