Composer earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Composer salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alabama $45,480
Arkansas $49,110
Arizona $44,750
California $51,610
Colorado $41,780
Connecticut $50,280
District of Columbia $57,450
Florida $53,260
Georgia $64,700
Hawaii $45,760
Iowa $51,940
Idaho $33,730
Illinois $39,466
Indiana $46,900
Kansas $55,290
Kentucky $47,673
Louisiana $46,420
Massachusetts $55,000
Maryland $48,830
Michigan $45,100
Minnesota $72,630
Missouri $49,280
Mississippi $51,790
Montana $19,180
North Carolina $39,180
Nebraska $44,240
New Hampshire $55,690
New Jersey $64,240
New Mexico $36,310
New York $53,020
Ohio $42,290
Oklahoma $34,080
Oregon $44,040
Pennsylvania $40,630
Rhode Island $56,980
South Carolina $53,150
Tennessee $43,260
Texas $58,340
Utah $43,440
Virginia $55,090
Vermont $55,160
Washington $60,380
Wisconsin $57,240

How do composer salaries compare to similar careers?

Composers earn 6% less than similar careers in Ohio. On average, they make less than singers but more than piano tuners.

Career Median Salary
Singer salary $48K
Talent director salary $53K
Audio engineer salary $45K
Talent agent salary $35K
Music therapist salary $45K
Conductor salary $42K
Composer salary $42K
DJ salary $33K
Piano tuner salary $31K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)