Composer earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Composer salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Minnesota $72,630
Connecticut $50,280
District of Columbia $57,450
Georgia $64,700
New Jersey $64,240
Florida $53,260
Washington $60,380
Wisconsin $57,240
Indiana $46,900
New York $53,020
California $51,610
Rhode Island $56,980
Texas $58,340
Missouri $49,280
Maryland $48,830
Arizona $44,750
Utah $43,440
Massachusetts $55,000
Vermont $55,160
Kansas $51,250
South Carolina $53,150
Louisiana $46,420
Mississippi $51,790
Iowa $51,940
Hawaii $45,760
Michigan $45,100
Colorado $41,780
Kentucky $41,290
North Carolina $39,180
New Mexico $36,310
Nebraska $44,240
Pennsylvania $40,630
Oregon $44,040
Ohio $42,290
Illinois $34,950
Oklahoma $34,080
Montana $19,180

How do composer salaries compare to similar careers?

Composers earn 10% less than similar careers in California. On average, they make less than talent directors but more than piano tuners.

Career Median Salary
Talent director salary $98K
Talent agent salary $68K
Music therapist salary $80K
Composer salary $52K
Conductor salary $52K
DJ salary $30K
Piano tuner salary $37K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)