Code: 27-2042.00

Also known as: Choir Member, Gospel Singer, Musician, Opera Singer, Orchestra Musician, Percussionist, Singer, Singing Telegram Performer, Tenor, Vocalist

Description: Musicians and Singers are public performers who may play more than one instrument or sing for a live audience. These performers may either be a part of a large band or perform solo, with backup musicians or singers. Some of the genres of music these performers tap into are opera, classic, jazz, rock, metal, punk, hip hop, R&B, country, reggae and gospel. There are no formal post-secondary school requirements to become a musician or singer. However, those who focus on classical styles or opera will typically pursue a Bachelor's degree.


Typical wages

10% $11.17
25% $17.67
Median $31.4
75% $54.6
90% $87.47

Projected employment

Estimated Employment
(2019 year)
Projected Employment
(2029 year)
Percent Change +0 %
Projected Annual Job Openings 19,000