For the United Kingdom, PayScale
stated that the median composer salary is £28,000.
According to Salary Expert, a beginning composer in India
earns about ₹4,39,962 on average in India, and an average salary of an adept composer is ₹7,58,060. The median annual salary amounts to ₹5,97,672.
Although there is not enough information about composer salaries in Singapore, there is information about how much a musician earns
in the country. A beginner musician earns an average salary of $52,116(SGD), and an advanced musician earns an average salary of $90,459(SGD). The median annual salary is $71,985(SGD).
For China, Salary Expert
estimates that a beginner musician earns an average salary of ¥121,151(CNY), while a senior level musician earns an average salary of ¥210,283(CNY). The median annual salary is ¥166,225(CNY).
What is interesting is McKinsey's 2017 report
on automation, which "assesses the number and types of jobs that might be created under different scenarios through 2030 and compares that to the jobs that could be lost to automation". Looking at the employment growth of creatives, it can be seen that China has the highest employment growth of 85 percent, with India coming second with 58 percent. In comparison, the employment growth of the United States is 8 percent.
Overall, the future for composers and musicians alike is expected to be promising. As the demand for content continues to grow, the demand for creatives would increase.