All About Music Directors and Composers
Occupation Description Conduct, direct, plan, and lead instrumental or vocal performances by musical groups, such as orchestras, bands, choirs, and glee clubs. Includes arrangers, composers, choral directors, and orchestrators.
Other Music Director or Composer Job Titles
- Jingle Writer
- Orchestra Conductor
- Choir Director
- Music Adapter
Music Director or Composer Employment Estimates
There were about 74,800 jobs for Music Director or Composer in 2016 (in the United States). New jobs are being produced at a rate of 5.7% which is above the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 4,300 new jobs for Music Director or Composer by 2026. The BLS estimates 7,700 yearly job openings in this field.
The states with the most job growth for Music Director or Composer are Colorado, Utah, and North Carolina. Watch out if you plan on working in Vermont, Kansas, or Wisconsin. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.
Music Director or Composer Salary
The typical yearly salary for Music Directors and Composers is somewhere between $21,640 and $112,820.
Music Directors and Composers who work in Minnesota, Georgia, or New Jersey, make the highest salaries.
Below is a list of the median annual salaries for Music Directors and Composers in different U.S. states.
|State||Annual Mean Salary|
|District of Columbia||$77,220|
Where Music Directors and Composers Are Employed
Below are examples of industries where Music Directors and Composers work:
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