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Performance Careers in Music

Job TitleSalarySummary
Busker-Street Performer$50 - $1,000 per day. Some street musicians also have their own YouTube channels which can increase their income to over $250,000 a year.Street performers or buskers play in public spaces for gratuities. Restrictions may apply depending on the area; a permit may be required for acts using amplifiers.
Church Choir (Section Leader or Soloist)$25 - $100+/serviceSection leader/soloist positions are generally paid whereas members of the choir generally volunteer.
Club Gigs in Boston and New York (non-classical) Band$75 - $125+/person for club date. Sometimes bands perform for a % of the door (cover charge).Depends on reputation of the band (covers vs. originals, how many people attend, and the size of the club).
Cruise Ship$5,000 - $15,000/weekDepending on size of performance.
DJ$100 a night to $50 million dollars a yearEntry level jobs at local night clubs, weddings and private parties. Higher level jobs at festivals and concerts.
Festival Act$3,000 - $7,500/gigIncome listed is for a new act at a music festival.
General Business (GB) or Cover Band$1,000 - $2,500 per gigBands are specifically designed to play covers for events like weddings, corporate functions, and private parties.
Las Vegas Residency$360,000 - $500,000Salary for established stars performing in major casinos.
Late-Night Television Band - Band Leader$250,000 - $2,500,000/yr
Late-Night Television Band - Band member$400,000 - $5 Million per year
SNL "Saturday Night Live" Performance$345 - $1,000 per person
Touring Act Band$16,000 per 40 dates/Club-level opener
$750,000 per 40 dates/Club-level headliner
$30,000 - $750,000 per 40 dates/Arena-level opener
$3,000,000 - $30,000,000 per 40 dates/Arena- level headliner
Income assumes a sold out show at $50 or more per ticket.
YouTube Star$250,000 - $1,000,000/yrSalary listed is ad revenue for a mid-level YouTube star with views numbering in the hundred-millions and followers in the millions. YouTube Partners earn 55% of ad revenue that comes in through their original posts.

Performance - Conducting Careers in Music

Job TitleSalarySummary
Choir, Orchestra, or Opera Conductor$15,000 - $2.6 millionThe higher salaries indicate a position with a major symphony or opera house and a season of approximately 40 weeks. The lower end of the scale represents a part-time position with a smaller organization.
Church Choir Director$5,000 - $150,000This salary depends on number of hours worked (hours vary from 10-40 hrs/week), size of church congregation, and level of education.

Performance - Instrumental Careers in Music

Job TitleSalarySummary
Broadway Pit Musician$800 - $1500+/week for the duration of the gigAlmost always requires membership in the Musician’s Union.
Church Organist or Pianist$100+/service $30,000 - $110,000/year for full-time organist positionThis salary depends on number of hours worked (hours vary from 10-40 hrs/week), size of church congregation, and level of education. Knowledge of religious music and ability to get along with congregation are key.
Community OrchestrasSan Francisco Symphony musicians earn an average annual salary of $165,000, with a minimum salary of $141,700.
The salary range reflects orchestras that rely on volunteers to more professional orchestras. Some orchestras offer a scholarship instead of paying for each service.
Military Bands and Orchestras$21,000 - $77,000Pay scale depends on rank, location, and organization. Some bands also have student loan repayment programs. Four to five year commitments and basic military training often required.
Orchestral MusicianExamples:

$36,594 - Alabama Symphony (starting)

$132,028 - Boston Symphony Orchestra (starting)
Range is for a full-time orchestra with a season of approximately 40 weeks. Other per service orchestras and orchestras with shorter seasons would have a lower salary.
Session MusicianExtremely wide range, $100 - $2,500 per day or up to $100,000+ The American Federation of Musicians (AFofM) specifies the minimum rateA session musician plays on various recording projects for studios. Session musicians are usually hired by a contractor. Sight-reading is important
Touring Musician$500 - $20,000 per week/Lead guitarist

$200 - $15,000 per week/Keyboardist

$200 - $15,000 per week/Drummer
Income for arena-level touring musicians, assuming a sold out show at $50 per ticket or more.

Performance - Vocal Careers in Music

Job TitleSalarySummary
Background Vocalist$100 - $8,000 per weekIncome for arena-level touring background vocalist, assuming sold out shows at $50 per ticket or more.
Cantor$25,000 - $80,000Prime responsibility is to present liturgical music to a temple or synagogue in order to support prayers and studies of the religion.
Concert or Opera Chorus Member$12+/rehearsal; $100+/performanceAuditions are required for these positions. Résumé and headshot are required for opera company auditions.
Concert or Opera Soloist$450 - $1,000+/performanceTop caliber talent.

Studio Work - TV-Radio-Movie Careers in Music

Job TitleSalarySummary
Studio MusicianUnion scale - pay rate varies according to the situation

Generally there is an hourly fee ($80 - $130+/hour)

Fee may be higher if you double (play two different instruments) or are the group leader
This type of employment is principally found in Los Angeles, New York, Nashville, Seattle, and Europe, including London, Bulgaria, Slovakia, and Prague, CZ.


Commercial Writing Careers in Music

Job TitleSalarySummary
Broadway Show ArrangerAs much as $30 - $50 per 4-bar page, with most Broadway scores being 600-800 pagesCombines music, lyrics, and actions into a unified score per director and writer needs.
Commercial Jingle Composer$100 - $8,000+/commercialComposes and arranges music for a product or service to interest customers.
Competition PrizesPrizes range from $150 - $15,000/competition and may also award performances, national publicity, and recordingsCompetitions award additional income, but also assist in building a resume as well as create additional network connections.
Music Supervisor for TV or Film$2,000 - $5,000/TV project
$0 - $15,000/Low Budget Independent Film
$10,000 - $45,000/Low Budget Feature Film
$13,000 - $150,000/Medium Budget Feature Film
$150,000 - $500,000/High Budget Feature Film
Suggests, chooses, and negotiates rights for music to be used in films. Collaborates with record companies, composers, and other parties who have roles in the music for a project. In addition, they manage the overall musical budget and production for a project.
Songwriter or LyricistFees for freelance artists range widely. Music/Song Licensing rates:
$250 - $750/Independent film
$7,500 - $17,500/Feature film by major studio
$0 - $250/Film festival use
$4,000 - $7,500/Promotional trailer (theatrical)
$2,000 - $2,500/Promotional trailer (TV)
$0 - $250/Basic cable TV program
$100 - $500/Daytime drama on network TV
$500 - $2,500/Primetime one-hour TV series
$5,000 - $1,000,000/National TV theme song
$15,000 - $100,000/National TV commercial
$100,000 - $500,000/National TV commercial jingle
$250,000 - $2,500,000/Top 10 hit on Billboard Hot 100
These rates are typically for songs and popular music licensed individually. Income is generated through royalties from record sales and performances (radio, TV, etc), or if an artist decides to record and release their songs, or if the song is used in other commercial ways, such as in an ad or a computer game (known as synchs). A high-profile synch could bring in as much as $2,000,000.
TV Show Composer1500- $7,500+/30 minute episode
2000- $15,000+/60 minute episode
2000- $55,000+/TV movie
Composers are usually paid on a per-project basis. Vancouver, Toronto, New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles are all hot spots.

Composition Careers in Music

Job TitleSalarySummary
Arranger$20,000 - $43,000+Creatively organizes the various parts of a musical composition. Develops new and different ways to write and play music.
Conductor$15,000 - $275,000+
$75 - $500+ per service for small orchestras
Prepares an orchestra for the finest performance it is capable of presenting through rehearsals and choosing appropriate repertoire.
CopyistRate set by American Federation of Musicians, and varies depending on length and employer type. Work is paid by the line, page, or the hour.Transcribes musical parts from a score onto staff/manuscript paper by hand or by computer.
OrchestratorWrites the scores for an orchestra, band, and choral group.

Film Scoring Careers in Music

Job TitleSalarySummary
Film Score Composer$0 - $10,000+/Student film
$2,500 - $500,000+/Indie Feature (package deal)
$35,000 - $2mil+/Studio Feature (package deal)
Package deal is where the composer pays for all production costs including studio, music prep, musicians, engineers, and orchestration to present finished produced music. Being where most of the action is (i.e. LA or NY) helps tremendously.
Film Score ConductorAmerican Federation of Musician's scale for conducting is 200% - 300% of player "scale" wages for a single performing musician for each sessionHired for a live orchestra's recording session when the composer wishes not to conduct. Assists in coordinating the music with the film.
TV Movie Composer$1,500 - $55,000+/television movieComposer fee is determined from a range of the following potential projects: TV Movie, Network 60 or 30 min. project, and Cable 60 or 30 min. project.
Video Game Composer$30,000 - $75,000+ for Creative Fee deal - interactive game (30 min. of music)
$30,000 - $60,000+ for Package Fee deal - interactive game (30 min. of music - covers composing and all expenses
$300 - $600 per minute of finished music for casual games (creative fee only)
Income for composers comes from creative fees or production or both. With no public performance of this music, performing rights royalties are not a significant source of income. But the sale of soundtrack music via downloads and soundtrack albums allow composers to generate writer's royalties.


Concert Industry Careers in Music

Job TitleSalarySummary
Booking Agent$20,000 - $3,000,000
Commissions range, typically 10% - 20% of the act's gross income per show.
$50,000 - Developing Artist
$500,000-$3,000,000 - Star
$50,000 - $250,000/Booking Specialty Agent
Secures engagements for musical groups through building relationships with buyers (promoters, music clubs, festivals, performing arts centers). Booking Specialty Agent may book clubs, festivals, sponsorships, corporate events, etc.
Booking Assistant$30,000 - $60,000Often considered an "Agent in training".
Booking Boutique Agency Owner$200,000 - $2,000,000Similar duties to Booking Agent, above.
Concert Hall Manager$26,000 - $90,000+Oversees all activities that happen in the facility. Duties include supervising all employees, financial accounting, advertising events, and in some cases securing talent.
Concert Hall Marketing Director$25,000 - $100,000+Develops advertising campaigns, creates marketing materials, and pitches to press outlets for their venue. Degree and/or experience with marketing, advertising, and public relations required.
Concert Promoter$10,000 - $1,000,000Manages all details of presenting a show (concert, club, festival) including scouting talent, marketing, fundraising, venue specs, hospitality, etc. Venue size and location influences position's salary.
Late-Night Television Music Supervisor-Producer-Booker$100,000 - $200,000Similar duties as Booking Agent, above,
Lighting Director$500 - $1,000 per weekClub-level touring.
Merchandiser$1,000 per weekTheater/Arena-level touring.
Morning Show Music Supervisor or Producer$100,000 - $200,000Same as above.
Production Manager$1,500 - $8,000 per weekResponsible for the overall staffing, budget, safety, advance lighting and sound reinforcement for every show on a tour.
Promoter15% of doorClub-level touring.
Road Manager$25,000 - $125,000+Supports artist on tour regarding travel, budget, merchandise sales, fan interaction, and press requests. In addition, enforces contract rider requirements for backline, sound system, and lighting setup with the venue.
Roadie$700 - $1,000 per weekClub-level touring.
Sound Technician (see also Audio Technology section)$27,000 - $65,000+Working in a club, theater, concert hall, arena, performing arts center the resident sound technician provides house sound and monitors for concerts/events. Also responsible for maintaining sound equipment.
Stage Manager$24,000 - $75,000+Supervises all technical needs for sound, lighting, electric, and staging both on stage and back stage. Communicates needs between artist and tech crew.
Tour Accountant$1,500 - $6,000 per weekTheater/Arena-level touring.
Tour Coordinator$35,000 - $175,000+Researches and assembles tour details including travel, lodging, local services, hospitality, and budget.
Tour Manager$2,500 - $10,000 per weekTheater/Arena-level touring.
Tour Publicist$30,000 - $100,000+Announces an act's tour to both fans and the media through press releases, press conferences, and special promotions.
Tour Site Coordinator or Advance Person$25,000 - $48,000Arrives ahead of the act on tour to prepare for a concert and assists the tour coordinator or road manager with details prior to the show. Details to confirm can include promotional material, tech needs, transportation, and hospitality.

Digital-Streaming Media Careers in Music

Job TitleSalarySummary
Community or Social Media Manager$40,000 - $70,000Establishes strategic goals for community- related content for an organization. Develops, directs and implements the content. Requires a bachelor's degree with at least 5 years of experience in a related area.
Content Curator$50,000 - $70,000Generally refers to a website operator who gathers together data/products/reviews and so on, that are found spread over a huge variety of sources (usually online) that all pertain to some common topic
Director of Content$75,000 - $85,000Writes/gathers online content for a company's web- site. Monitors current industry standards and techniques to ensure effective content. Requires a bachelor's degree in a related area and 3-5 years of experience in the field or in a related area.
Interaction Experience or User Interface Designer$90,000 - $170,000Designs and implements common user interface standards, design guidelines, GUI prototypes, HTML, etc. Works with the product development team to design online user experiences. May require an advanced degree with at least 5 years of experience.
Licensing Manager$70,000 - $90,000
Search Engine Optimization Specialist$90,000 - $110,000Uses traffic tracking applications to collect and analyze data, recognize user patterns and trends, and formulate effective marketing techniques.

Music Communications Careers in Music

Job TitleSalarySummary
Artist's Publicist$500 - $10,000 per monthSimilar to Label VP Publicity, but focused exclusively on one artist.
Music Blogger$23,000 - $75,000These positions require strong writing skills, a good contact network, and previous experience. Musicians/writers often start by writing for campus publications or by volunteering to cover events for smaller publications.
Music Editor$50,000 - $150,000/Major publication or websiteThese positions require strong writing skills, a good contact network, and previous experience. Musicians/writers often start by writing for campus publications or by volunteering to cover events for smaller publications.
Music Journalist$15,000 - $30,000
$50 - $150 for a review
$100 - $500 for a feature
These positions require strong writing skills, a good contact network, and previous experience. Musicians/writers often start by writing for campus publications or by volunteering to cover events for smaller publications.
Public Relations Agency JR Publicist$40,000 - $50,000Midsize agency.
Public Relations Agency VP$100,000 - $125,000Midsize agency.
Public Relations Specialist$25,000 - $200,000May be expert in mitigating negative media coverage or in a niche media outlets such as blogs.
Publisher or Editor of Music Books or Periodicals$24,000 - $100,000Manages staff, commissions articles or books from freelancers and selects already written articles from a range of sources, writes and edits books and articles.
Radio Promotion$250,000Depends on the number of formats.
Social Media Specialist$60,000 - $80,000Responsible for defining and executing a specific social media strategy, as well as cultivating and managing branded online communities on the company's behalf. Excellent writing and editing skills for multiple media channels are required, as is a strong customer service mindset.

Music Products Careers in Music

Job TitleSalarySummary
Accessories Distributor
Instrument Maker$15,000 - $65,000Training or apprenticeship programs are required. Pay scale depends on the quality of the work, reputation, and amount of experience.
Instrument Repair Technician$9 - $55/hour
Marketing or Advertising Specialist$28000-$116000
Music Dealer - Sales$13,000 - $50,000Salary often tied to commissions.
Music Instrument and/or$19000-$75000
Piano Tuner$100 - $185/tuning

Music Publishing Careers in Music

Job TitleSalarySummary
Assistant at Music Publishing Company$30,000 - $35,000Assists Coordinator at Music Publishing Company.
CEO Music Publishing Company-Indie$300,000 - $500,000Similar duties to those of Director of Music Publishing Company, above.
Coordinator at Music Publishing Company$40,000Coordinates a particular department under the supervision of Director of Music Publishing.
Copyright or Licensing Administrator$20,000 - $60,000Manages all the exclusive rights related to a creative work. Business/law experience/education helpful.
Director of Music Publishing Company$75,000 - $80,000Supervises all the company departments. The managing director is responsible for corporate governance, budgets, strategic plans, operating plans, internal communications, marketing and personnel relations.
Note Setter$15000-$50000Transcribes music and sound onto paper for other musicians to read and perform.
Senior Manager or Director at Music Publishing Company-Indie$60,000 - $80,000Similar duties to those of Coordinator of Music Publishing Company, above.
Song Plugger (Sales Representative)$20,000 - $64,590Pitches compositions from their publishing house to artists and record companies to be recorded and performed.

Non-Profit Arts Administration Careers in Music

Job TitleSalarySummary
Administrative Assistant$20,000 - $35,000+Typically, entry-level arts administration positions require organizational / interpersonal / computer skills, office work experience, and knowledge of music/arts.
Development Associate$36,000 - $55,000+Previous fundraising experience is required. Experience in public speaking and database management are also necessary.
Executive Director$20,000 - $250,000Bachelor's degree is required and a master's degree is preferred. Often requires management and fundraising experience.
Public Relations$30,000 - $75,000These positions require relevant work experience, strong communication skills and computer skills. Salary is based on applicant's qualifications and experience.

Record Industry Careers in Music

Job TitleSalarySummary
A & R Administrator$25,000 - $65,000Responsible for much of the clerical functions of the department.
A & R Representative$30,000 - $85,000+Researches talent for the company to sign to recording contracts.
Artist Manager10% - 50% of artist's earnings
$30,000 - $200,000/Developing Artist
$2,000,000 - $10,000,000/Star
Negotiates business relationships, advises on all business decisions, and guides creative directions for the performer they represent.
Artist Relations Representative$25,000 - $65,000+Acts as a liaison between company's artists and media, etc.
Digital Marketing Manager$24,000 - $55,000Communicates the value of a company to their customers through digital advertising channels like social media, websites, and email.
Indie Label Distribution Company President$150,000 - $200,000Oversees the strategic distribution of music media and products, both digital and physical.
Indie Label Publicist$50,000 - $70,000Similar duties to those of Label VP Publicity, above, on an indie level.
Indie Label VP A & R$50,000 - $80,000Responsible for discovering and signing talent to the label, and managing the whole process.
Indie Label VP Marketing$60,000 - $80,000Responsible for all aspects of marketing for the label.
Indie Label VP Sales$60,000 - $80,000Controls the national sales division of the company. Similar to the Regional Sales Manager, above
International DepartmentVariesOversees foreign sales and ensures effective communication between domestic and foreign affiliates.
Label Assistant/Receptionist$35,000 - $40,000The first person to receive phone calls, mail, visitors, and business associates, and should be able to make great first impressions.
Label Entry-Level Marketing$40,000Responsible for helping to come up with new marketing concepts, working with the creative department on images and advertisements, develop marketing strategies and plans, and present findings to company executives.
Label Executive Assistant$55,000Acts as a gatekeeper to the company's higher-ups, maintains an organized calendar for executive appointments and daily activities, and will maintain an "outsiders" perspective in regards to the macro view of the company.
Label Public Relations Assistant$30,000 - $35,000Responsible for assisting with the creation and implementation of public relations initiatives of the label. Conceives and creates promotional content for PR purposes.
Label VP Publicity$150,000The PR vice president manages the overall administration of PR programs for assigned clients, including staff administration, PR planning, financial management, budgeting, professional systems development, staff training and professional development.
Manager's Assistant$35,000 - $50,000Oversees the day-to-day business affairs of an artist under the supervision of the Artist Manager.
Music Attorney$70,000 - $150,000+Evaluates all legal issues concerning musicians, particularly issues with copyright, trademark, and contract negotiation.
Regional Sales Manager$35,000 - $85,000+Supervises the sale of the label's records to wholesalers and/or retail outlets in a specific region, creating sales campaigns and policies, and overseeing sales staff.
Webmaster$28,000 - $150,000+Designs and maintains the company's website dealing with site architecture and functionality.
Website Content Producer$28,000 - $75,000Develops interesting and unique content for a label's site including artist bios, stories about upcoming tours, announcements about new releases, and features about label artists.


Bioacoustics and Audiology Careers in Music

Job TitleSalarySummary
Bioacoustician$20000-$100,000+Studies the physiological and psychological aspects of how living organisms produce and receive sounds.
Staff Audiologist$40000-$80,000+Tests patients for hearing. Performs all necessary clinical tests, documents results, and fits hearing aids.

Broadcast Market Careers in Music

Job TitleSalarySummary
Broadcast Engineer$50,000 - $70,000+Responsible for the overall quality of the signal chain going out over any broadcast media.
Chief Engineer$80000-$160000Designs and oversees the audio specifications and audio team.
Field Technician$35000-$50000Provides all the required conditions to capture the audio that will be fed back to the studio.

Live Sound Careers in Music

Job TitleSalarySummary
Front-of-House (FOH) Engineer$60,000 - $120,000+
Monitor Engineer$35,000 - $60,000Ensures performers on stage are able to hear all aspects of the performance. Controls setup and breakdown of the audio system.
Touring Sound Engineer$1,800 - $3,000 per week

Recording Careers in Music

Job TitleSalarySummary
Acoustic Consultant$25,000 - $120,000+Provides complete audio and video design services for performance/recording spaces.
Engineer$25,000 - $150,000+Collaborates with artist to plan the project's sound. Operates the soundboard and other electronic equipment during the recording process. Working closely with the producer and artist, also mixes the recording down.
Record Producer$25,000 - $1,000,000+Assists an artist's recording project with all details including choosing material to record, interfacing with the recording engineer, adapting arrangements, balancing the recording budget, influencing mixes, and checking all music licenses and copyrights.

Sound in Picture Careers in Music

Job TitleSalarySummary
ADR Recordist$25,000 - $50,000Captures dialogue after the fact in controlled conditions.
Editor$35,000 - $60,000Documents, organizes, and archives footage. Works with every part of the audio team.
Foley Artist$35,000 - $75,000Creates sound effects that otherwise would not be able to be sourced via samples or through sound design.
Location Sound Recordist$35,000 - $75,000Captures dialogue and other required audio on location in real time.
Mixer$40,000 - $120,000+Combines all audio tracks and ensures that they fit seamlessly with the overall production.
Supervising Sound Editor$80,000 - $140,000+Takes the work of the mixers, ADR and Foley teams, editors, composers, and sound designers and puts together a soundtrack.

Video Game Audio Careers in Music

Job TitleSalarySummary
Assistant Engineer$18,000 - $28,000Supports recording/mix engineer with studio setup and maintenance as well as in some situations creating rough mixes.
Audio Lead$60,000 - $95,000Responsible for meeting the day-to-day deadlines of the project delivery cycle, which can last anywhere from one to three years.
Audio Tool Developer$45,000 - $150,000Writes code and designs the audio devices for games.
Director of Audio$70,000 - $140,000Oversees the quality and performance of the audio that appears in every title.
Junior-Level Specialist$25,000 - $38,000"Tape librarians" who maintain and track the audio files.
Maintenance Engineer$25,000 - $50,000Maintains that all equipment is running properly.
Recording/Mix Engineer$35,000 - $75,000Ensures that the technical outcome of the recording aligns with the requirements of the project.
Sound Designer$40,000 - $120,000+Provides detailed plans of how the performance's sound will occur, and often creates voice and sound effects that integrate into the game as well.


Music Education Careers in Music

Job TitleSalarySummary
Assistant Professor (Full-time - tenure track position)$43,140 - $150,000+Salary depends on the size of the institution, budget, reputation of the teacher and overload hours. At least a master's degree is required, more often a PhD.
Choir Director$20,000 - $42,000Handles all duties relating to the choir including auditions, directing the choir, choosing music, rehearsals, managing the budget, accompaniment, and administrative duties.
Clinician$300 - $5,000/clinicBased on reputation. Some music companies have positions for people to travel and showcase gear. Most clinics are incited through educational institutions.
Music Education Administrator$25,000 - $56,000Migration to administration often occurs after successful career as an educator.
Public School Teacher (K-12 Music Teachers)$30,000 - $71,181
$43,580 - 48,690 – Median salary range
Requires state certification. Schools are supported largely by property taxes so schools in wealthier communities are typically able to pay more.
Studio Teacher or Private Instructor$30 - $120/hour
Beginning teachers (i.e. recent graduates with experience) in the Boston area frequently charge $45/hour.
Lesson fee should reflect amount of teaching experience and the going rate in a region. Be aware that it may take some time to build up a profitable clientele. Travel to a private student's home may require an additional fee.

Music Librarianship Careers in Music

Job TitleSalarySummary
Librarian$40,000 - Professional entry level (College, University, Conservatory, Public Library or Orchestra)Nearly all institutions require a graduate library degree (a Master's in Library Science, MLS or Master's in Library in Information Science, MLIS). In some colleges and universities a Master's in Music is often required.


Music Therapy Careers in Music

Job TitleSalarySummary
Children's Day Care or PreschoolAverage: $47,429
Range: $22,000 - $111,000
Music therapists assess emotional well-being, physical health, social functioning, communication abilities, and cognitive skills through musical responses; design music sessions for individuals and groups based on client needs using music improvisation, receptive music listening, song writing, lyric discussion, music and imagery, music performance, and learning through music; participate in interdisciplinary treatment planning, ongoing evaluation, and follow up.
Correctional FacilityAverage: $49,000
Range: $31,000 - $90,000
Music therapists assess emotional well-being, physical health, social functioning, communication abilities, and cognitive skills through musical responses; design music sessions for individuals and groups based on client needs using music improvisation, receptive music listening, song writing, lyric discussion, music and imagery, music performance, and learning through music; participate in interdisciplinary treatment planning, ongoing evaluation, and follow up.
Early Intervention ProgramAverage: $50,000
Range: $25,000 - $110,000
Music therapists assess emotional well-being, physical health, social functioning, communication abilities, and cognitive skills through musical responses; design music sessions for individuals and groups based on client needs using music improvisation, receptive music listening, song writing, lyric discussion, music and imagery, music performance, and learning through music; participate in interdisciplinary treatment planning, ongoing evaluation, and follow up.
Hospice or Bereavement ServicesAverage: $46,121
Range: $22,000 - $115,000
Music therapists assess emotional well-being, physical health, social functioning, communication abilities, and cognitive skills through musical responses; design music sessions for individuals and groups based on client needs using music improvisation, receptive music listening, song writing, lyric discussion, music and imagery, music performance, and learning through music; participate in interdisciplinary treatment planning, ongoing evaluation, and follow up.
Inpatient Psychiatric UnitAverage: $48,527
Range: $20,000 - $93,000
Music therapists assess emotional well-being, physical health, social functioning, communication abilities, and cognitive skills through musical responses; design music sessions for individuals and groups based on client needs using music improvisation, receptive music listening, song writing, lyric discussion, music and imagery, music performance, and learning through music; participate in interdisciplinary treatment planning, ongoing evaluation, and follow up.
Nursing Home or Assisted LivingAverage: $42,986
Range: $22,000 - $123,000
Music therapists assess emotional well-being, physical health, social functioning, communication abilities, and cognitive skills through musical responses; design music sessions for individuals and groups based on client needs using music improvisation, receptive music listening, song writing, lyric discussion, music and imagery, music performance, and learning through music; participate in interdisciplinary treatment planning, ongoing evaluation, and follow up.
School (K-12)Average: $47,537
Range: $20,000 - $123,000
Music therapists assess emotional well-being, physical health, social functioning, communication abilities, and cognitive skills through musical responses; design music sessions for individuals and groups based on client needs using music improvisation, receptive music listening, song writing, lyric discussion, music and imagery, music performance, and learning through music; participate in interdisciplinary treatment planning, ongoing evaluation, and follow up.
Self-Employed or Private PracticeAverage: $50,227
Range: $20,000 - $135,000
Music therapists assess emotional well-being, physical health, social functioning, communication abilities, and cognitive skills through musical responses; design music sessions for individuals and groups based on client needs using music improvisation, receptive music listening, song writing, lyric discussion, music and imagery, music performance, and learning through music; participate in interdisciplinary treatment planning, ongoing evaluation, and follow up.
University or CollegeAverage: $60,340
Range: $27,000 - $123,000
Music therapists assess emotional well-being, physical health, social functioning, communication abilities, and cognitive skills through musical responses; design music sessions for individuals and groups based on client needs using music improvisation, receptive music listening, song writing, lyric discussion, music and imagery, music performance, and learning through music; participate in interdisciplinary treatment planning, ongoing evaluation, and follow up.

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