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How Much Does an Orchestra Director Earn In The United States?

Average Yearly Salary
Updated December 31, 2020
$52,000
$31,000
$52,000
$87,000
Orchestra directors in the United States make an average salary of $52,787 per year or $25.38 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $31,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $87,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Alaska, Virginia, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Washington provide the highest orchestra director salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Odessa, TX
$70,178
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Where Orchestra Directors Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where orchestra directors earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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How Much Do Orchestra Directors Earn In Different Cities?

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to Alaska, Virginia and Rhode Island, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for orchestra directors. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Wyoming, Minnesota, and Alabama.
City
Average Salary

Albuquerque, NM

Salary Range51k - 97k$71k$70,930

Odessa, TX

Salary Range50k - 97k$70k$70,178

Richmond, TX

Salary Range48k - 96k$69k$68,592

Deer Park, TX

Salary Range48k - 96k$68k$68,416

Keller, TX

Salary Range49k - 94k$68k$68,239

Tampa, FL

Salary Range46k - 96k$67k$66,938
$46k
$97k

High Paying Orchestra Director Jobs

Which Companies Pay Orchestra Directors The Most?

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like The University of Tampa and Deer Park ISD as they offer the highest salaries for orchestra directors.
Company
Average Salary
The University of Tampa
Salary Range47k - 64k$56k$55,512
Deer Park ISD
Salary Range38k - 71k$53k$52,868
Albuquerque Public Schools
Salary Range37k - 43k$40k$40,499
Permian High School
Salary Range37k - 42k$40k$39,855
Deer Park High School
Salary Range23k - 32k$28k$27,829
$23k
$71k

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Orchestra Director Salary History

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    Recently Added Orchestra Director Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    Iglesia de Cristo Ministerios Llamada Final
    Iglesia de Cristo Ministerios Llamada Final
    Orchestra Director
    Orchestra Director
    Orchestra Director
    Downey, CA
    Downey, CA
    05/03/2019
    05/03/2019
    $52,000
    $52,000
    05/03/2019
    Secondary Orchestra Director
    Secondary Orchestra Director
    Odessa, TX
    Odessa, TX
    06/22/2018
    06/22/2018
    $48,960
    $48,960
    06/22/2018
    Secondary Orchestra Director
    Secondary Orchestra Director
    Odessa, TX
    Odessa, TX
    05/25/2018
    05/25/2018
    $48,960
    $48,960
    05/25/2018
    Secondary Orchestra Director
    Secondary Orchestra Director
    Deer Park, TX
    Deer Park, TX
    04/11/2018
    04/11/2018
    $66,328
    $66,328
    04/11/2018
    Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District
    Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District
    Assistant Orchestra Director
    Assistant Orchestra Director
    Assistant Orchestra Director
    Edinburg, TX
    Edinburg, TX
    03/26/2018
    03/26/2018
    $54,475
    $54,475
    03/26/2018
    Josiah Quincy Orchestra Program, Limited
    Josiah Quincy Orchestra Program, Limited
    Orchestra Director
    Orchestra Director
    Orchestra Director
    Boston, MA
    Boston, MA
    09/03/2017
    09/03/2017
    $70,958
    $70,958
    09/03/2017
    Assistant Orchestra Director
    Assistant Orchestra Director
    Sioux Falls, SD
    Sioux Falls, SD
    05/23/2017
    05/23/2017
    $38,040
    $38,040
    05/23/2017
    Secondary Orchestra Director
    Secondary Orchestra Director
    Deer Park, TX
    Deer Park, TX
    12/07/2016
    12/07/2016
    $62,761
    $62,761
    12/07/2016
    Orchestra Director
    Orchestra Director
    Deer Park, TX
    Deer Park, TX
    08/02/2016
    08/02/2016
    $62,761
    $62,761
    08/02/2016
    Secondary Orchestra Director
    Secondary Orchestra Director
    Odessa, TX
    Odessa, TX
    08/28/2015
    08/28/2015
    $44,500
    $44,500
    08/28/2015