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Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

27-2042 Musicians and Singers



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

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 27023$53.26/hr$14.82/hr$25.89/hr$64.95/hr$66.61/hr$85.05/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/AN/A
Education and Health Services140$64.95/hr
Leisure and Hospitality130$66.49/hr
Other Services90$43.32/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Minnesota 10$52.06/hr11.9%
Central Minnesota 20$53.09/hr16.0%
Northeast Minnesota 20$18.68/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 20$49.02/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 20$17.87/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 20$38.99/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 30$43.32/hr14.9%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 270$64.95/hr15.3%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 280$63.66/hrN/A
Minnesota 370$53.43/hr13.2%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Actors 110N/A34.7%
Music Directors and Composers 230$25.47/hr9.3%
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 9,520$18.64/hr19.1%


  • Sight-read musical parts during rehearsals.
  • Observe choral leaders or prompters for cues or directions in vocal presentation.
  • Memorize musical selections and routines, or sing following printed text, musical notation, or customer instructions.
  • Perform before live audiences in concerts, recitals, educational presentations, and other social gatherings.
  • Listen to recordings to master pieces or to maintain and improve skills.
  • Sing as a soloist or as a member of a vocal group.
  • Specialize in playing a specific family of instruments or a particular type of music.
  • Teach music for specific instruments.
  • Play from memory or by following scores.
  • Specialize in playing a specific family of instruments or a particular type of music.