How much does a Composer make in the United States?

Average Composer Yearly Salary in the United States

Composers earn an average yearly salary of $53,315. Salaries typically start from $18,929 and go up to $96,168.

Average Composer Hourly Wage in the United States

Composers earn an average hourly wage of $25.63. Hourly wages typically start from $9.10 and go up to $46.23.

Source: Sokanu (Aggregated)

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

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Employment Type Mix

21%
Full-Time
79%
Part-Time

Source: Sokanu user data. View more Composer demographics

Salary Satisfaction

2.4
SCORE
321
RATINGS
Composers average a score of 2.4 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Composers in the 2th percentile of salary satisfaction.

Source: Sokanu user data. View more Composer satisfaction

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Composer Earnings by Seniority

Top End Composer Earnings

The highest earning Composers in the United States earn:

$46.23
an hour
$96,168.2
per year
Senior Composer Earnings

Senior Composers in the United States earn:

$30.11
an hour
$62,620.4
per year
Experienced Composer Earnings

Experienced Composers in the United States earn:

$20.99
an hour
$43,657.9
per year
Junior Composer Earnings

Junior Composers in the United States earn:

$14.69
an hour
$30,551.6
per year
Starting Composer Earnings

Starting Composers in the United States earn:

$9.10
an hour
$18,928.8
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Composer Salary Comparison

Composers earn more than 70% percent of similar careers in the United States.

Talent Agent Salary $66k
Music Teacher Salary $58k
Conductor Salary $58k
Audio Engineer Salary $56k
Piano Accompanist Salary $53k
Composer Salary $53k
Singer Salary $49k
Music Therapist Salary $44k
DJ Salary $43k
Musician Salary $41k
Source: Sokanu (Aggregated)

Composer salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Composer Salary in New York $37.87 $78,760 # 1
Composer Salary in Minnesota $34.81 $72,410 # 2
Composer Salary in Massachusetts $32.74 $68,100 # 3
Composer Salary in Vermont $30.88 $64,220 # 4
Composer Salary in Florida $30.82 $64,110 # 5
Composer Salary in Iowa $30.16 $62,740 # 6
Composer Salary in Connecticut $29.95 $62,290 # 7
Composer Salary in Washington $29.43 $61,220 # 8
Composer Salary in New Jersey $29.26 $60,860 # 9
Composer Salary in Virginia $29.10 $60,530 # 10
Composer Salary in New Mexico $29.03 $60,380 # 11
Composer Salary in Ohio $28.83 $59,960 # 12
Composer Salary in Michigan $28.82 $59,940 # 13
Composer Salary in Maryland $28.27 $58,810 # 14
Composer Salary in Rhode Island $28.18 $58,620 # 15
Composer Salary in Texas $27.83 $57,890 # 16
Composer Salary in Georgia $27.79 $57,800 # 17
Composer Salary in Arizona $26.57 $55,270 # 18
Composer Salary in Missouri $26.48 $55,080 # 19
Composer Salary in New Hampshire $26.05 $54,180 # 20
Composer Salary in Tennessee $25.73 $53,510 # 21
Composer Salary in United States $25.63 $53,315.4 # 22
Composer Salary in Louisiana $25.16 $52,340 # 23
Composer Salary in Nebraska $25.12 $52,240 # 24
Composer Salary in Wisconsin $24.94 $51,880 # 25
Composer Salary in Indiana $24.94 $51,870 # 26
Composer Salary in California $24.80 $51,580.3 # 27
Composer Salary in Pennsylvania $24.36 $50,670 # 28
Composer Salary in Arkansas $24.00 $49,920 # 29
Composer Salary in Colorado $23.95 $49,820 # 30
Composer Salary in Illinois $23.75 $49,390 # 31
Composer Salary in Mississippi $23.72 $49,340 # 32
Composer Salary in Utah $23.13 $48,100 # 33
Composer Salary in District of Columbia $22.76 $47,350 # 34
Composer Salary in Kansas $22.49 $46,780 # 35
Composer Salary in Oregon $22.35 $46,480 # 36
Composer Salary in Kentucky $21.23 $44,150 # 37
Composer Salary in South Carolina $21.20 $44,100 # 38
Composer Salary in Oklahoma $19.08 $39,680 # 39
Composer Salary in Idaho $18.65 $38,800 # 40
Composer Salary in Hawaii $16.40 $34,110 # 41