Composer earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Composer salary by state

State Name Average Salary
California $27,000

How do composer salaries compare to similar careers?

Composers earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than music producers but more than music business managers.

Career Median Salary
Music producer salary $36K
Music manager salary $25K
Talent agent salary $38K
Music promoter salary $33K
Choir director salary $38K
Composer salary $29K
Audio engineer salary $33K
Piano tuner salary $37K
Lyricist salary $32K
Music business manager salary $27K