Singer earnings by seniority

90th percentile

Top-level singer earnings begin at:

$88.77 per hour

$184,642 per year

75th percentile

Senior-level singer earnings begin at:

$55.09 per hour

$114,587 per year

50th percentile

Mid-level singer earnings begin at:

$30.49 per hour

$63,419 per year

25th percentile

Junior-level singer earnings begin at:

$18.12 per hour

$37,690 per year

10th percentile

Starting level singer earnings begin at:

$11.47 per hour

$23,858 per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Singer 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 $44,678
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 singer salaries compare to similar careers?

Singers earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than casting directors but more than actors.

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

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)