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Music Directors and Composers in Virginia

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Music Directors and Composers in Virginia

Want to work in Virginia as a Music Director or Composer? Read this first!

7.8% Jobs Projection
80 Job Openings
  • Projected employment for Music Directors and Composers in Virginia is growing faster than average.

How Many Music Directors and Composers Work in Virginia?

There were approximately 340 workers employed as Music Directors and Composers in this state in 2018.

There were 530 Music Directors and Composers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 190 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Music Directors and Composers in VA Employment Trend

The typical state has 125 Music Directors and Composers working in it, which means Virginia has more Music Directors and Composers than average.

Music Directors and Composers in VA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Virginia

Jobs for Music Directors and Composers in this state are growing at a rate of 7.8% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 5.7%.

Job Projections for Music Directors and Composers: Nation vs. VA

Virginia Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 80 annual job openings, and a total of 830 jobs for Virginia Music Directors and Composers in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 7,700 annual jobs and 79,100 total jobs in 2026.

What do Music Directors and Composers Make in Virginia?

Workers in this field were paid a median of $28.07 an hour in 2017.

Top Virginia Metros for Music Directors and Composers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Music Directors and Composers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 270 $50,350
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 60 $24,100
Charlottesville, VA 50 n/a
Richmond, VA 30 $61,860

Top States for Music Directors and Composers Employment

The table below shows the states where most Music Directors and Composers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New York 2,780 $53,020
California 1,230 $51,610
Texas 890 $58,340
Oregon 830 $44,040
Florida 640 $53,260
Michigan 440 $45,100
New Jersey 410 $64,240
Pennsylvania 400 $40,630
Illinois 370 $34,950
Ohio 340 $42,290
Tennessee 340 $0
Virginia 340 $0
Massachusetts 260 $55,000
Minnesota 200 $72,630
Georgia 200 $64,700
Montana 160 $19,180
Hawaii 160 $45,760
Washington 140 $60,380
Indiana 140 $46,900
Connecticut 130 $50,280

Below are the states where Music Directors and Composers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Minnesota $72,630
Georgia $64,700
New Jersey $64,240
Washington $60,380
Texas $58,340
District of Columbia $57,450
Wisconsin $57,240
Rhode Island $56,980
Vermont $55,160
Massachusetts $55,000

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Occupation VA Employment Total
Musicians and Singers 770

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