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Music Directors and Composers

Wages & Outlook


Typical Wages

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $25.28
Statewide median: $24.25


This career pays above the statewide median wage.

Wages for Music Directors and Composers *

Area Low Median High
$22.49 $31.42 $49.02
$18.92 $25.28 $32.59
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$20.10 $27.50 $35.49

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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In Minnesota, there are 160 workers employed in this very small career.

Where do Music Directors and Composers most often work?


Current Demand

No data available.


Future Demand

This career is seeing high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 1,069 new Music Directors and Composers to meet market demand between 2020-2030. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.


Employment Outlook for Music Directors and Composers
Area Employment Employment Change
2020 2030 Number Percent
U S 48,100 51,200 3,000 6.3%
Minnesota 825 902 77 9.3%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 552 602 50 9.1%

Source: You can learn about our data sources in the About Us section.


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