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Music Directors and Composers in New Jersey

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Music Directors and Composers in New Jersey

Is New Jersey a good place for you to work as a Music Director or Composer?

4.7% Jobs Projection
$64,240 Median Salary
40 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Music Directors and Composers in New Jersey are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Music Directors and Composers in New Jersey is growing slower than average.

  • Music Directors and Composers in New Jersey earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Music Directors and Composers Work in New Jersey?

There were approximately 410 workers employed as Music Directors and Composers in this state in 2018.

There were 260 Music Directors and Composers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 150 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Music Directors and Composers in NJ Employment Trend

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

Music Directors and Composers in NJ vs. the Average State

Job Projections for New Jersey

Jobs for Music Directors and Composers in this state are growing at a rate of 4.7% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 5.7%.

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

New Jersey Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 40 annual Music Directors and Composers job openings in New Jersey, and 450 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 New Jersey?

In 2018 wages for Music Directors and Composers ranged from $21,360 to $121,120 with $64,240 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $10.27 to $58.23. The median hourly rate was $30.88.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $31.56 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $0.68.

The median salary in New Jersey is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Music Directors and Composers Earnings: NJ vs. National Average

Top New Jersey 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
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 2,260 $58,430
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 140 $52,060

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 NJ Employment Total
Musicians and Singers 1,080

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