Musician earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Musician salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Pennsylvania $66,768
Hawaii $79,280
Texas $66,789
Illinois $61,950
Nevada $86,174
Massachusetts $69,014
New York $64,813
South Carolina $77,085
Connecticut $75,962
Florida $54,038
Georgia $65,541
California $63,669
New Mexico $69,430
Missouri $55,931
Arkansas $52,320
New Jersey $55,515
District of Columbia $64,272
Michigan $47,320
Minnesota $55,578
Rhode Island $54,288
Ohio $48,485
Colorado $50,898
Oregon $45,406
Alabama $46,015
Maryland $20,280
Iowa $42,751
Louisiana $40,539
Kansas $35,232
Montana $33,280
Nebraska $30,805

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 $72K
Piano accompanist salary $47K
Singer salary $59K
Music teacher salary $69K
Musician salary $58K
Music artist salary $59K
Music business manager salary $32K
Audio engineer salary $52K
Conductor salary $50K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)