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Music Directors and Composers in District of Columbia

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$57,450 Median Salary
  • Music Directors and Composers in District of Columbia earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Music Directors and Composers Work in District of Columbia?

In 2018, there were 90 Music Directors and Composers working in the state.

The typical state has 125 Music Directors and Composers working in it, which means District of Columbia has fewer Music Directors and Composers than average.

Music Directors and Composers in DC vs. the Average State

What do Music Directors and Composers Make in District of Columbia?

In 2018 wages for Music Directors and Composers ranged from $27,730 to $147,990 with $57,450 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $13.33 to $71.15. The median hourly rate was $27.62.

The median salary in District of Columbia is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Music Directors and Composers Earnings: DC vs. National Average

Top District of Columbia 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

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 DC Employment Total
Musicians and Singers 240

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