Musicians and singers

National Occupation Code (NOC): 5133  ยท  Browse All Occupations

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This unit group includes musicians, singers and teachers of vocal and instrumental music. Musicians and singers perform with orchestras, choirs, opera companies and popular bands in establishments such as concert halls, lounges and theatres and in film, television and recording studios. Music teachers teach in conservatories, academies and private homes.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Accompanist
  • Accordion Teacher - Private, Conservatory Or Studio Lessons
  • Alto
  • Back-up Musician
  • Baritone
  • Bass
  • Bass Drum Teacher - Private, Conservatory Or Studio Lessons
  • Bass Player
  • Bassoon Teacher - Private, Conservatory Or Studio Lessons
  • Blues Singer
  • Bugler
  • Carillonneur
  • Cellist
  • Cello Teacher - Private, Conservatory Or Studio Lessons
  • Chorister
  • Church Organist
  • Concert Singer
  • Cornetist
  • Drummer
  • Flutist
  • Folk Singer
  • Gospel Singer
  • Guitar Player
  • Harpist
  • Horn Player
  • Horn Teacher - Private, Conservatory Or Studio Lessons
  • Instrumental Music Teacher - Private, Conservatory Or Studio Lessons
  • Instrumental Musician
  • Instrumentalist
  • Keyboardist
  • Lied Singer
  • Mezzo-soprano
  • Music Teacher - Musicians
  • Music Teacher - Private, Conservatory Or Studio Lessons
  • Musical Interpreter
  • Musician
  • Opera Singer
  • Organ Teacher - Private, Conservatory Or Studio Lessons
  • Organist
  • Percussionist
  • Pianist
  • Piano Teacher - Private, Conservatory Or Studio Lessons
  • Pop Singer
  • Recital Singer
  • Recording Artist
  • Rehearsal Musician
  • Rock Singer
  • Session Musician
  • Singer
  • Soloist
  • Soprano
  • Street Musician
  • Tenor
  • Trombonist
  • Trumpeter
  • Tuba Player
  • Viola Teacher - Private, Conservatory Or Studio Lessons
  • Violin Teacher - Private, Conservatory Or Studio Lessons
  • Violinist
  • Vocal Music Teacher - Private, Conservatory Or Studio Lessons
  • Vocal Soloist
  • Vocalist
  • Voice Teacher - Music
  • Voice Teacher - Private, Conservatory Or Studio Lessons
  • Accompanist
  • Church Organist
  • Guitar Player
  • Instrumentalist
  • Music Teacher - Musicians
  • Musician
  • Opera Singer
  • Percussionist
  • Recording Artist
  • Rock Singer
  • Singer
  • Vocalist
  • Voice Teacher

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for musicians and singers.

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 $14,595
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $7,085
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 Sex

The following table details median income by sex for musicians and singers.

Sex Median Income
Male $15,328
Female $16,629
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 (11 samples)

The following salary data has been extracted from job posts indexed on this website over the last year for musicians and singers.

$24,976.00
Lowest Observed
$120,000.00
Highest Observed
$29,250.00
25th Percentile
$42,041.09
Average
$35,100.00
Median
$39,000.00
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 musicians and singers

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 50
25 to 34 years 45
35 to 44 years 50
45 to 54 years 55
55 to 64 years 55
65 to 74 years 20
75 years and over 10
Total 280
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 musicians and singers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 210
Part Time 50
Total 260
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 Sex

This chart outlines regional employment participation by sex for musicians and singers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated sex, or refer to the table below.

Sex Employed Individuals
Male 120
Female 130
Total 255
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 musicians and singers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 90
Self Employed 190
Total 280
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 musicians and singers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 260
Unemployed 15
Total 280
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 musicians and singers. 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 80
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 0
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 25
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 0
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 135
Total 255
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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