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
Alabama $45,480
Georgia $64,700
New Jersey $64,240
Florida $53,260
Washington $60,380
Wisconsin $57,240
Kentucky $47,673
Indiana $46,900
New York $53,020
California $51,610
Rhode Island $56,980
Texas $58,340
Missouri $49,280
Kansas $55,290
Maryland $48,830
Utah $43,440
Massachusetts $55,000
Vermont $55,160
South Carolina $53,150
Louisiana $46,420
Mississippi $51,790
Arizona $44,750
Iowa $51,940
Hawaii $45,760
Michigan $45,100
Colorado $41,780
North Carolina $39,180
New Mexico $36,310
Illinois $39,466
Nebraska $44,240
Pennsylvania $40,630
Oregon $44,040
Ohio $42,290
Oklahoma $34,080
Montana $19,180

How do composer salaries compare to similar careers?

Composers earn about the same as related careers in Connecticut. On average, they make less than music teachers but more than piano tuners.

Career Median Salary
Music teacher salary $87K
Talent director salary $70K
Music artist salary $76K
Singer salary $76K
Musician salary $76K
Conductor salary $50K
Composer salary $50K
Music therapist salary $58K
Piano tuner salary $33K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)