Musician earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Musician salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alabama $46,015
Arkansas $52,320
Arizona $27,040
California $63,669
Colorado $50,898
Connecticut $75,962
District of Columbia $64,272
Florida $54,038
Georgia $65,541
Hawaii $79,280
Iowa $42,751
Illinois $61,950
Kansas $35,232
Louisiana $40,539
Massachusetts $69,014
Maryland $20,280
Michigan $47,320
Minnesota $55,578
Missouri $55,931
Montana $33,280
North Carolina $45,727
Nebraska $30,805
New Jersey $55,515
New Mexico $69,430
Nevada $86,174
New York $64,813
Ohio $48,485
Oregon $45,406
Pennsylvania $66,768
Rhode Island $54,288
South Carolina $77,085
Tennessee $39,054
Texas $66,789
Virginia $27,000
Washington $25,480

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 composers.

Career Median Salary
Talent director salary $74K
Singer salary $63K
Music artist salary $63K
Musician salary $57K
Music teacher salary $59K
Conductor salary $52K
Audio engineer salary $53K
Composer salary $52K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)