Highest Paying Industries for Music Directors and Composers

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Junior colleges, Local government owned41.686530
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)40.4584130
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers39.6582470
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services38.0379100
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters37.0176980
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries36.8676660
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services35.0472880
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries33.4969660
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation33.3669380
Performing Arts Companies33.0368690
Information31.4965500
Civic and Social Organizations29.2460820
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned29.0460410
Educational Services, State government owned28.859910
State government, including schools and hospitals28.7859860
Sound Recording Industries27.8757970
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)26.8155770
All industries, private ownership only26.6855480
All industries26.5555230
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service26.454910
Local government, including schools and hospitals26.3454800
Educational Services, Local government owned25.7453540
Broadcasting (except Internet)25.753460
Radio and Television Broadcasting25.753460
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned25.5553150
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned25.5253080
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events25.3552720
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)25.3352690
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)25.1652340
Educational Services, Privately owned24.0750060
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Privately owned24.0450010
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)23.5148890
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations23.5148890
Religious Organizations23.3548570
Other Schools and Instruction (including private, state, and local government schools)22.5946980
Other schools and instruction, Privately owned22.5946980
Radio Broadcasting21.8945520

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