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 28% less than similar careers in California. On average, they make less than audio engineers but more than lyricists.

Career Median Salary
Audio engineer salary $31K
Singer salary $36K
Musician salary $36K
Music teacher salary $33K
Composer salary $27K
Lyricist salary $18K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)