What does a Band E do?

Musicians are artists who play a musical instrument or create musical works. They plan, develop, and present musical performances. These performances may occur in front of a live audience or may be recorded and shared via various media platforms at a later time. Musicians perform individually or collaboratively as part of a band or other group. They may also serve as a music teacher or act as a mentor to less experienced musicians.

Musicians may have a degree in music or other formal training, but demonstrated ability and relevant experience is often considered more important. They are frequently required to participate in an audition or provide recorded samples of their work before getting hired. The ability to read sheet music is required for many roles.

Work/Life Balance
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Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.6 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

Band E Salaries

Average Base Pay

£31,595 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: £32K
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Band E Career Path

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Read what Band E professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
18 Sep 2021

“I am able to do what I love to do and make my own hours!”

The DorchesterThe Dorchester
Cocktail Pianist
23 Dec 2019

“Pay not so great”

Universal Music GroupUniversal Music Group
15 Nov 2021

“Not a great work life balance”

New England Conservatory of MusicNew England Conservatory of Music
8 Aug 2021

“Great job opportunities to work as a student”

Air MusicAir Music
27 Oct 2020

“great people to work with”

Freelance Musician
23 Aug 2021

“the freedom is amazing as a freelancer”

27 Apr 2021

“People are nice”

Marcus TheatresMarcus Theatres
Theater Associate
29 Aug 2021

“Not the best pay for the jobs being done.”

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