Musician earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Musician salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Ohio $98,550
Connecticut $98,488
Hawaii $98,072
Nevada $86,174
California $84,469
Arkansas $84,136
Virginia $83,741
Colorado $82,472
New Jersey $82,472
Washington $81,037
New York $78,083
Texas $73,029
Georgia $72,758
Wyoming $62,587
Illinois $62,338
Rhode Island $62,338
Pennsylvania $60,362
Oregon $60,112
District of Columbia $51,126
Wisconsin $50,648
Florida $50,253
Arizona $49,608
Indiana $49,546
Michigan $48,942
Massachusetts $47,424
Maine $47,050
Missouri $46,883
North Carolina $45,136
Iowa $42,751
Kentucky $39,270
South Carolina $38,875
Kansas $38,813
Tennessee $38,376
Nebraska $38,126
New Mexico $36,982
Utah $36,338
Oklahoma $35,734
Montana $33,280
Louisiana $31,387
Puerto Rico $24,211
Alabama $24,003
Maryland $20,280
Minnesota $104,978

How do musician salaries compare to similar careers?

Musicians earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than talent directors but more than conductors.

Career Median Salary
Talent director salary $79K
Music teacher salary $76K
Music artist salary $63K
Singer salary $63K
Musician salary $63K
Audio engineer salary $60K
Conductor salary $49K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)