The average wage for a composer in the United States is around $14.02 per hour.
This is 37% below the national average. Updated in 2017.
Composers earn an average hourly wage of $14.02. Salaries typically start from $10.64 per hour and go up to $30.81 per hour.
Composer earnings by seniority
Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.
Composer salary by state
|State Name||Average Salary|
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