Musician salary in the United States

Average salary
Based on 3,199 income tax records
Average salary by age
How much do Musicians make?
The average total salary for a Musician is $31,500 per year. This is based on data from 3,199 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Musician and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Musician salary can vary between $16,000 to $88,500 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Musician salary by location

Musician salary by company

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Salary range**
Dallas Symphony Association, Dallas County, TX
11 income tax records
$84K – $128K
Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, St. Louis County, MO
12 income tax records
$64K – $97K
Houston Symphony Society, Harris County, TX
11 income tax records
$57K – $95K
US Department Of Defense, Honolulu County, HI
12 income tax records
$28K – $49K

Musician demographics in United States

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60% are single
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40% are married
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23% have kids
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49% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Musicians in United States

3,199 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a musician in the United States is $31,500 per year. Musician salaries in the United States can vary between $16,000 to $88,500 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 3,199 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as musician.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for musicians in the United States: Dallas Symphony Association ($100,500 a year), Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra ($87,500 a year), and Houston Symphony Society ($81,000 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for musicians in the United States: Kansas City Metro Area, MO ($47,500 a year), Charlotte Metro Area, NC ($42,500 a year), and Raleigh Metro Area, NC ($42,500 a year).
Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Salaries here are not representative of the total population and may reflect different levels of experience or education. Learn more
Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.