SOC Code 27-2041 - Music Directors and Composers

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Conduct, direct, plan, and lead instrumental or vocal performances by musical artists or groups, such as orchestras, bands, choirs, and glee clubs; or create original works of music.


SOC Code 27-2041 - Music Directors and Composers is a a final level code of the “Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations” Major Occupation Category. There are 10,580 total employees classified in this occupation in the USA, with an average Hourly Wage of $31.09 and average Annual Wage of $64,670.

Occupation Examples

  • Choir Director
  • Choirmaster
  • Chorus Master
  • Composer
  • Jingle Writer
  • Maestro
  • Music Adapter
  • Music Arranger
  • Music Copyist
  • Music Director
  • Music Minister
  • Music Pastor
  • Orchestra Conductor
  • Orchestra Director
  • Orchestrator
  • Songwriter

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