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Music Department Head Salary

How much does a Music Department Head make in the United States?
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Salary Data for Music Department Head

$35,780 (USD)/yr

$17 (USD)/hr

$744 (USD)/yr

$35,401 (USD)/yr

$17 (USD)/hr

$744 (USD)/yr

Job Description
Plans and directs activities of personnel in studio music department and conducts studio orchestra: selects vocal, instrumental, and recorded music suitable to type of program or motion picture and to entertainers who are to render selections. Engages services of composer, as required, to write score for motion picture or television program. Issues assignments and reviews work of staff in such areas as scoring, arranging, and copying music, lyric writing, and vocal coaching. Auditions and selects vocal and instrumental talent for musical shows. Auditions and hires studio orchestra personnel. Conducts orchestra in recording or broadcast of music conductor, orchestra.
The average music department head salary in United States is $35,780 or an equivalent hourly rate of $17. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $744. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
Compensation Data Based on Experience

$27,227 (USD)

$42,842 (USD)


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Salary Potential

$41,479 (USD)

16 %

Based on our compensation data, the estimated salary potential for Music Department Head will increase 16 % over 5 years.

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