Conductors, composers and arrangers

National Occupation Code (NOC): 5132  ยท  Browse All Occupations

This unit group includes those who conduct bands and orchestras, compose musical works and arrange instrumental and vocal compositions. They are employed by symphony and chamber orchestras, bands, choirs, sound recording companies, and orchestras for ballet and opera performances, or they may be self-employed.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Arranger
  • Artistic Director - Music
  • Author-composer-performer
  • Band Conductor
  • Band Director
  • Bandmaster
  • Chansonnier
  • Choir Director
  • Choir Leader
  • Choirmaster
  • Choral Conductor
  • Choral Director
  • Chorus Master
  • Composer
  • Conductor
  • Copyist - Music
  • Lyricist
  • Maestro
  • Motion Picture Musical Director
  • Music Adapter
  • Music Arranger
  • Music Copyist
  • Music Director
  • Music Writer
  • Musical Director
  • Orchestra Artistic Director
  • Orchestral Conductor
  • Orchestrator
  • Orchestrator-arranger
  • Singer-songwriter-composer
  • Songwriter
  • Stage Musical Director
  • Television Musical Director
  • Writer-composer-performer
  • Arranger
  • Bandmaster
  • Choir Director
  • Composer
  • Conductor
  • Music Adapter
  • Orchestrator
  • Singer-songwriter-composer
  • Songwriter
  • Artistic Director - Music
  • Lyricist
  • Musical Director

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for conductors, composers and arrangers.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree N/A
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate N/A
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma N/A
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma N/A
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above N/A
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $11,596
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Gender

The following table details median income by gender for conductors, composers and arrangers.

Gender Median Income
Male $11,596
Female $15,265
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Extracted Salary Information (3 samples)

The following salary data has been extracted from job posts indexed on this website over the last year for conductors, composers and arrangers.

$39,000.00
Lowest Observed
$51,000.00
Highest Observed
$39,000.00
25th Percentile
$43,000.00
Average
$39,000.00
Median
$51,000.00
75th Percentile

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for conductors, composers and arrangers

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 20
25 to 34 years 55
35 to 44 years 20
45 to 54 years 35
55 to 64 years 15
65 to 74 years 10
75 years and over 10
Total 165
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for conductors, composers and arrangers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 95
Part Time 55
Total 145
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Gender

This chart outlines regional employment participation by gender for conductors, composers and arrangers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated gender, or refer to the table below.

Gender Employed Individuals
Male 100
Female 60
Total 165
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for conductors, composers and arrangers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 45
Self Employed 115
Total 165
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for conductors, composers and arrangers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 155
Unemployed 10
Total 165
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for conductors, composers and arrangers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 0
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 50
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 10
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 35
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 0
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 60
Total 145
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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