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Music Directors and Composers in Mississippi

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Music Directors and Composers in Mississippi

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

$51,790 Median Salary
20 Job Openings
  • Music Directors and Composers in Mississippi earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Music Directors and Composers Work in Mississippi?

In 2018, there were 80 Music Directors and Composers working in the state.

There were 140 Music Directors and Composers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 60 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Music Directors and Composers in MS Employment Trend

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

Music Directors and Composers in MS vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Mississippi

Jobs for Music Directors and Composers in this state are not projected to grow or decrease, but nationwide they are growing at a rate of 5.7%.

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

Mississippi Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 20 annual Music Directors and Composers job openings in Mississippi, and 190 total jobs in the year 2026.

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

What do Music Directors and Composers Make in Mississippi?

In 2018 wages for Music Directors and Composers ranged from $17,940 to $89,790 with $51,790 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $8.62 to $43.17. The median hourly rate was $24.9.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $24.55 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.35.

The median salary in Mississippi is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Music Directors and Composers Earnings: MS vs. National Average

Top Mississippi 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
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 160 $20,210

Top States for Music Directors and Composers Employment

View the list below to see 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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