Music directors and composers

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Total Workforce

34.1k

Average Age

47.9

Average Salary

$44,544

Average Male Salary

$55,666

Average Female Salary

$28,636

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Music directors and composers are most often employed by the Religious organizations industry. The average yearly wage for Music directors and composers was $44,544 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Music directors and composers by wage are Human resources assistants, except payroll & timekeeping, Payroll & timekeeping clerks, and Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Music directors and composers are . The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Music directors and composers are .

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Music directors and composers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Religious organizations is the industry that employs the most Music directors and composers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Music directors and composers, by average wage, is Independent artists, writers, and performers. Music directors and composers are paid most in false but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$44,544

AVERAGE SALARY

± $8,401

In 2018, Music directors and composers earned an average of $44,544, $9,345 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Payroll & timekeeping clerks make somewhat more than Music directors and composers while Human resources assistants, except payroll & timekeeping make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Music directors and composers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.529

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Music directors and composers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.529, which is higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly for Music directors and composers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Music directors and composers.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Music directors and composers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Music directors and composers, by number of employees, are Religious organizations, Independent artists, writers, and performers, and Performing arts companies.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Music directors and composers, by average wage, are Independent artists, writers, and performers, Motion pictures & video industries, and Broadcasting (except internet).

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Industries by Share

34.1k

2018 Workforce

± 4,532

This graphic shows the share of Music directors and composers employed by various industries. Religious organizations employs the largest share of Music directors and composers at  64.7%, followed by Independent artists, writers, and performers with 9.45% and Performing arts companies with 8.82%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Music directors and composers in the US. The average age of male Music directors and composers in the workforce is 44.1 and of female Music directors and composers is 53.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Music directors and composers is White.

Gender Composition

20.1k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 3,477

14k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 2,907

58.9% of Music directors and composers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Music directors and composers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Music directors and composers

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Two or More Races

84.3% of Music directors and composers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 9.08% of Music directors and composers, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Music directors and composers.

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Age by Gender

44.1

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 2.91

53.3

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 3.45

The median age of Music directors and composers is 47.9, and Male employees are generally 9.27 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Music directors and composers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Music directors and composers is Visual & Performing Arts but a relatively high number of Music directors and composers hold a major in Visual & Performing Arts.

Majors

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