Music Directors and Composers (27-2041)

Occupation description:  Conduct, direct, plan, and lead instrumental or vocal performances by musical groups, such as orchestras, bands, choirs, and glee clubs. Includes arrangers, composers, choral directors, and orchestrators.

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 3335 6.10 11
United States 82,10084,700 3.2260 2,3802,640

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.


2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 29.1510.0116.84 24.0933.9051.30

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
1410 71.450.0 50.0
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation10
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation5
UI claimants previously working in occupation0
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 14
Number of job position postings 1
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 14.0

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Bachelor’s degree Work experience: Less than 5 years On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Music Performance Bac