Music Composer Salary

How much does a Music Composer make?

The average Music Composer in the US makes $106,368. The average bonus for a Music Composer is $1,479 which represents 1% of their salary, with 100% of people reporting that they receive a bonus each year. Music Composers make the most in San Francisco at $160,381, averaging total compensation 51% greater than the US average.

U.S. Average

$106,368
$20,183$542,164
Base Salary
$104,889
Bonus
$1,479
Get Bonus
100%

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The average music-composer in the US makes $106,368

Salary Ranges for Music Composers

The salaries of Music Composers in the US range from $20,183 to $542,164 , with a median salary of $97,205 . The middle 57% of Music Composers makes between $97,205 and $245,332, with the top 86% making $542,164.

How much tax will you have to pay as a Music Composer

For an individual filer in this tax bracket, you would have an estimated average federal tax in 2018 of 24%. After a federal tax rate of 24% has been taken out, Music Composers could expect to have a take-home pay of $86,550/year, with each paycheck equaling approximately $3,606*.

* assuming bi-monthly pay period. Taxes estimated using tax rates for a single filer using 2018 federal and state tax tables. Metro-specific taxes are not considered in calculations. This data is intended to be an estimate, not prescriptive financial or tax advice.

Recent Salary Records for Music Composer

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  • A Music Composer reported making $110,000 per year in Los Angeles

    a year ago · $110,000· Los Angeles, CA

  • A Music Composer reported making $110,000 per year in Los Angeles

    a year ago · $110,000· Los Angeles, CA

Quality of Life for Music Composer

With a take-home pay of roughly $7,213/month, and the median 2BR apartment rental price of $2,506/mo**, a Music Composer would pay 34.75% of their monthly take-home salary towards rent.

** This rental cost was derived according to an online report at Apartment List
*** Average cost of living was acquired from Numbeo's Cost of Living Index

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