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What is the average salary for Composers in the United States?

Composers earn an average hourly wage of $26.55. Hourly wages typically start from $10.39 and go up to $44.16. Composers earn an average salary of $55,230 per year. Salaries typically start from $21,610 and go up to $91,860.

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

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Highest

The top 10% of Composers in the United States earn:

$44.16 an hour $91,860 per year
Senior

The top 25% of Composers in the United States earn:

$31.77 an hour $66,080 per year
Experienced

The top 50% of Composers in the United States earn:

$23.16 an hour $48,180 per year
Junior

The bottom 25% of Composers in the United States earn:

$16.88 an hour $35,100 per year
Starting

The bottom 10% of Composers in the United States earn:

$10.39 an hour $21,610 per year

Historical salary for Composers in the United States

Composer salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Composer Salary in Nevada $33.78 $70,250 # 1
Composer Salary in Illinois $32.59 $67,780 # 2
Composer Salary in New York $32.28 $67,150 # 3
Composer Salary in New Mexico $30.75 $63,950 # 4
Composer Salary in Massachusetts $28.86 $60,020 # 5
Composer Salary in California $28.48 $59,240 # 6
Composer Salary in New Jersey $28.26 $58,770 # 7
Composer Salary in District of Columbia $28.02 $58,280 # 8
Composer Salary in Wyoming $27.66 $57,540 # 9
Composer Salary in Rhode Island $27.35 $56,890 # 10
Composer Salary in Texas $27.05 $56,250 # 11
Composer Salary in New Hampshire $26.71 $55,550 # 12
Composer Salary in Michigan $26.52 $55,160 # 13
Composer Salary in Minnesota $25.82 $53,700 # 14
Composer Salary in Connecticut $25.75 $53,560 # 15
Composer Salary in Ohio $25.66 $53,380 # 16
Composer Salary in Georgia $25.53 $53,090 # 17
Composer Salary in Wisconsin $25.19 $52,380 # 18
Composer Salary in Arkansas $24.76 $51,490 # 19
Composer Salary in Arizona $24.76 $51,490 # 20
Composer Salary in Louisiana $24.66 $51,280 # 21
Composer Salary in Indiana $24.46 $50,870 # 22
Composer Salary in Iowa $23.81 $49,530 # 23
Composer Salary in Missouri $23.77 $49,440 # 24
Composer Salary in Nebraska $23.11 $48,070 # 25
Composer Salary in Maryland $23.07 $47,980 # 26
Composer Salary in Alabama $22.65 $47,110 # 27
Composer Salary in North Carolina $22.56 $46,930 # 28
Composer Salary in Florida $22.42 $46,620 # 29
Composer Salary in Virginia $22.32 $46,430 # 30
Composer Salary in Pennsylvania $22.20 $46,170 # 31
Composer Salary in Utah $21.69 $45,120 # 32
Composer Salary in South Carolina $21.21 $44,120 # 33
Composer Salary in Mississippi $21.15 $44,000 # 34
Composer Salary in Oregon $20.91 $43,500 # 35
Composer Salary in Kansas $20.38 $42,400 # 36
Composer Salary in Tennessee $20.03 $41,670 # 37
Composer Salary in Oklahoma $19.89 $41,380 # 38
Composer Salary in Hawaii $19.26 $40,070 # 39
Composer Salary in Idaho $18.86 $39,230 # 40
Composer Salary in Montana $18.03 $37,510 # 41
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics