Musicians and Singers (27-2042)

Occupation description:  Play one or more musical instruments or sing. May perform on stage, for on-air broadcasting, or for sound or video recording.

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 3638 5.60 11
United States 173,300179,300 3.5600 5,0305,630

Job outlook

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


2015 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 33.629.2013.20 24.2044.0168.98

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
205 25.066.7 60.0
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation5
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation0
UI claimants previously working in occupation1
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 78
Number of job position postings 3
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 26.0

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

Education: No formal educational credential Work experience: None On-the-job training: Long-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Music Bac
Music Performance Bac

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks   (Fairbanks)
Music Bac