Career Attributes

  • $42,312
  • 172,400
  • 4.1
  • 6.0%
More Attributes

How much does a Musician make in the United States?

Average Musician Yearly Salary in the United States

Musicians earn an average yearly salary of $42,313. Salaries typically start from $10,400 and go up to $104,000.

Average Musician Hourly Wage in the United States

Musicians earn an average hourly wage of $20.34. Hourly wages typically start from $5.00 and go up to $50.00.

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

Learn more about the Musician job market for salaries of real jobs in your area.

Employment Type Mix

27%
Full-Time
73%
Part-Time

Source: CareerExplorer user data. View more Musician demographics

Salary Satisfaction

2.6
SCORE
2755
RATINGS
Musicians average a score of 2.6 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Musicians in the 8th percentile of salary satisfaction.

Source: CareerExplorer user data. View more Musician satisfaction

How to Become a Musician

  1. Take the CareerExplorer Career Test

    Would you make a good musician? CareerExplorer's free assessment reveals how compatible you are with a career across 5 dimensions!

    Take the free career test
  2. Jobs in your area
    • Loading jobs...
    View all jobs →

Musician Earnings by Seniority

Top End Musician Earnings

The highest earning Musicians in the United States earn:

$50.00
an hour
$104,000
per year
Senior Musician Earnings

Senior Musicians in the United States earn:

$24.00
an hour
$49,920
per year
Experienced Musician Earnings

Experienced Musicians in the United States earn:

$13.00
an hour
$27,040
per year
Junior Musician Earnings

Junior Musicians in the United States earn:

$5.00
an hour
$10,400
per year
Starting Musician Earnings

Starting Musicians in the United States earn:

$5.00
an hour
$10,400
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Find your perfect career

Would you make a good musician? CareerExplorer's free assessment reveals how compatible you are with a career across 5 dimensions!

80% Match?
Take the free career test

Musician Salary Comparison

Musicians earn more than 50% percent of similar careers in the United States.

Audio Engineer Salary $48k
Music Therapist Salary $45k
Music Manager Salary $45k
Music Producer Salary $44k
DJ Salary $43k
Musician Salary $42k
Choir Director Salary $41k
Piano Tuner Salary $39k
Live Sound Engineer Salary $36k
Composer Salary $35k
Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)

Musician salary by state

Click on a state to learn more

State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Musician Salary in Ohio $33.92 $70,560 # 1
Musician Salary in Pennsylvania $24.55 $51,060 # 2
Musician Salary in New York $24.00 $49,927.4 # 3
Musician Salary in New Jersey $23.76 $49,429.0 # 4
Musician Salary in Maryland $22.84 $47,499.2 # 5
Musician Salary in California $22.28 $46,350.1 # 6
Musician Salary in Virginia $21.32 $44,353.3 # 7
Musician Salary in Florida $21.16 $44,015.6 # 8
Musician Salary in United States $20.34 $42,312.6 # 9
Musician Salary in Washington $18.93 $39,364.2 # 10
Musician Salary in Illinois $18.58 $38,649.8 # 11
Musician Salary in Arizona $17.84 $37,108.6 # 12
Musician Salary in Massachusetts $17.63 $36,661.8 # 13
Musician Salary in Michigan $17.00 $35,357.1 # 14
Musician Salary in North Carolina $16.77 $34,871.8 # 15
Musician Salary in Colorado $16.71 $34,747.9 # 16
Musician Salary in Georgia $15.57 $32,392 # 17
Musician Salary in Texas $14.68 $30,540.8 # 18
Musician Salary in Oregon $14.30 $29,751.7 # 19
Musician Salary in Tennessee $10.20 $21,206.7 # 20

Career Attributes

  • $42,312
  • 172,400
  • 4.1
  • 6.0%
More Attributes