As of 2010, professional singers are likely to earn around $30 an hour and between $45,000 to $65,000 per year. Singers' pay has large variations because it is strongly affected by contractual payments and creative works licensing, according to Recruiter.com.
According to Recruiter.com, singers' salaries rose steadily from 2004 to 2010. Singers make the highest amount of money in the information and entertainment Industries, topping out at around $34 per hour. California is where singers are paid the highest, reaching an average of about $35 an hour. The most famous singers are some of the highest-paid professionals in the country.