Music Producer

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October 30, 2016

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Music Producer Job Description

In today’s music industry, a music producer is responsible for creating the tracks that consumers are buying. The artist is only one component, and a good producer will work with song writers, arrangers, musicians and other industry professionals to deliver that elusive hit song that the kids will want to buy. They even work directly with the artist and with vocal coaches to push them toward greater performing heights.

Music Producer Salary Statistics as of 2015

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Average annual salary for a Music Producer is $50024 based on statistics in the U.S. as of 2015. The highest salary recorded was $166229. The lowest salary reported was $16960. These figures will vary on a state to state basis as these are averages across all 50 states.

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Median hourly wage for a Music Producer is $14.835 based on statistics in the U.S. as of 2015. The highest hourly rate recorded was $22. The lowest hourly rate recorded was $7.67. These figures will vary on a state to state basis as these are averages across all 50 states.

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Bonuses for a Music Producer are based on the years of experience using statistics from the U.S. as of 2015. The average bonus recorded was $0 from people with 15+ years of experience. The average bonus recorded was $800 from people with under 1 year of experience.

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These are the highest paying states for a Music Producer. These numbers are based of the median annual salary as of 2015.
California – $20,000 – $108,000
Florida – n/a
Georgia – n/a
Michigan – n/a
New York – $29,479 – $111,910
Texas – n/a
Washington – n/a

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These are the highest paying cities for a Music Producer. These numbers are based of the median annual salary as of 2015.
New York, New York –
Los Angeles, California –
Atlanta, Georgia –
Miami, Florida –
Ferndale, Michigan –
Houston, Texas –

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This chart outlines the average annual salary of a Music Producer from the past 5 years. In 2015 the average annual salary was $50024 while in 2007 it was just $46391.38

Job Qualities

The most important quality a good music producer can bring to the process is an understanding of what makes a hit song in today’s market. This talent for developing hits is a commodity prized by the industry and the record companies and music stars will financially reward top producers with big up front advances and substantial royalties on sales to get those productions. So in many ways, the music producer can be even more important than the artist in generating record sales. And since hit songs build the artist’s brand, producers are often rewarded by the artist directly to create an ongoing partnership.

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Based on our stats gathered across the U.S. 97% of Music Producers were males while 3% were females. These numbers are based on averages across all states combined. Some individual states may have a much different ratio however.

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