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Pop/Rock Musicians


Pop/rock musicians perform in nightclubs, concert halls, on college campuses, and at live events such as festivals and fairs. They also record their music for distribution on CDs and the Internet. A pop/rock musician usually performs as a member of a band comprised of instrumentalists and vocalists. The band may perform original music or music composed and recorded by other artists or a combination of both. There are approximately 41,130 musicians and singers employed in the United States.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma




Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Personality Traits


Hands On


Career Ladder
Pop/Rock Musician with a Recording Contract

Pop/Rock Musician, Freelance

Solo Backup Vocalist or Musician

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