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 $12,645
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $10,428
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 $10,428
Female $0
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 (8 samples)

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

$27,300.00
Lowest Observed
$27,788.00
Highest Observed
$27,300.00
25th Percentile
$27,544.00
Average
$27,544.00
Median
$27,788.00
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 10
25 to 34 years 15
35 to 44 years 10
45 to 54 years 15
55 to 64 years 40
65 to 74 years 25
75 years and over 0
Total 90
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 75
Part Time 15
Total 90
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 60
Female 25
Total 75
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 35
Self Employed 50
Total 90
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 90
Unemployed 0
Total 90
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 20
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 20
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 0
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 15
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 0
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 50
Total 90
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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