How Much Do Singers Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries


Singers sing songs on stage, radio, television, or motion pictures.

$42 per hour
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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Hourly wage
$42 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level hourly wage
$11 to $18 per hour

Entry-level Singers with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $11 to $18 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Singers to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $87 $*
Senior (Top 25%) $55 $*
Middle (Mid 50%) $31 $*
Junior (Bottom 25%) $18 $*
No experience (Bottom 10%) $11 $*
* Singers are generally paid on an hourly basis.

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
GA $67 $*
IN $53 $*
AZ $52 $*
NV $51 $*
IL $49 $*
CA $49 $*
NY $46 $*
OH $44 $*
NJ $44 $*
FL $43 $*

* Singers are generally paid on an hourly basis not yearly.

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Singer is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like GA doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at GA might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Singers are in the states of GA, IN, AZ, NV and IL.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Individual and Family Services $ $45.91
Civic and Social Organizations $ $17.71
Performing Arts Companies $ $48.47
Local Government $ $37.60
General Merchandise Stores $ $19.36
Spectator Sports $ $25.20
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water $ $21.35
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events $ $50.74
Motion Picture and Video Industries $ $*
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers $ $35.27
Sound Recording Industries $ $*
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions $ $12.33
Employment Services $ $*
Amusement Parks and Arcades $ $14.87
Elementary and Secondary Schools $ $29.77
Traveler Accommodation $ $*
Junior Colleges $ $27.50
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) $ $31.99
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools $ $29.95
Death Care Services $ $49.09
Other Schools and Instruction $ $32.98
Religious Organizations $ $38.27

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