The Top Paying Gigs In Music, 2010

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Forget about Gaga money.

Just getting a nice, paying gig in music is a challenge these days, even for well-regarded, capable professionals.  But what can you expect to get paid for your specialty?

That is the complicated question that the Berklee Career Development Center recently attempted to answer.  The result was a pay scale that traverses performance, writing, business, audio technology, education and music therapy disciplines.  And, according to results shared this week, here are some of the top-paying positions, at least for the best-performing.

Booking Agent
$20,000 – $1,000,000+

Record Producer
$25,000 – $1,000,000+

Film Score Composer
$2,000 – $500,000/film

Conductor
$15,000 – $275,000

Non-Profit Executive Director
$20,000 – $250,000

Arranger
$18,000 – $200,000+

Tour Coordinator
$35,000 – $175,000+

A&R Representative
$27,000 – $175,000+

Chief Broadcast Engineer
$80,000 – $160,000

Music Attorney
$70,000 – $150,000+

Label Webmaster
$28,000 – $150,000+

Recording Engineer
$25,000 – $150,000

Video Game Audio Tool Developer
$45,000 – $150,000

Supervising Sound Editor
$80,000 – $140,000+

Video Game Director of Audio
$70,000 – $140,000

Road Manager
$25,000 – $125,000+

Acoustic Consultant
$25,000 – $120,000+

Video Game Sound Designer
$80,000 – $120,000+

Front-of-House (FOH) Engineer
$60,000 – $120,000+

Public Relations Specialist
$20,000 – $120,000

Sound In Picture: Mixer
$40,000 – $120,000+

Music Products: Mktg Specialist
$28,000 – $116,000

Orchestral Musician
$28,000 – $115,000

Tour Publicist
$25,000 – $100,000+

Bioacoustician
$20,000  -$100,000+

Publisher or Editor of Music Books or Periodicals
$24,000 – $100,000