Art, Drama, or Music Teacher, Postsecondary Salary

Postsecondary Music, Drama, and Art Teachers in the United States pull down an average of $47K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Male Postsecondary Music, Drama, and Art Teachers are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 53 percent of the field. Most Postsecondary Music, Drama, and Art Teachers report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not claimed by all — over a third lack any form of coverage — but the greater part have medical insurance, and one-third have dental, too. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,275 - $78,350
$30K
$47K
$78K
MEDIAN: $46,680
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50%
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$15.78 - $61.53
$16
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$62
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$0$104K
Salary $30,275 - $78,350
Bonus $300.00
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$32,736 - $104,891
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 42
Hourly Data $0$61
Hourly Rate $15.78 - $61.53
Overtime $26.50
Annual Data $0$104K
Bonus $300.00
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$32,736 - $104,891
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 27

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Job Description for Art, Drama, or Music Teacher, Postsecondary

Postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers educate postsecondary students in their field. Individuals in this position must be able to teach, coach, and lead students so they are able to reach their potential within the discipline. They must constructively critique and grade their students, requiring excellent communication skills, the ability to effectively deliver instructional material, and a willingness to listen to students' concerns.

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Art, Drama, or Music Teacher, Postsecondary Tasks

  • Explain and demonstrate specific techniques to students.
  • Prepare and deliver lectures on topics such as acting, art, and music.
  • Evaluate and grade student performances, projects, assignments, and work.

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Pay by Experience Level for Art, Drama, or Music Teacher, Postsecondary

Pay by Experience for an Art, Drama, or Music Teacher, Postsecondary has a positive trend. An entry-level Art, Drama, or Music Teacher, Postsecondary with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 33 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Art, Drama, or Music Teacher, Postsecondary with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 20 salaries. An experienced Art, Drama, or Music Teacher, Postsecondary which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 21 salaries. An Art, Drama, or Music Teacher, Postsecondary with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 16 salaries.

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Q: What is it like working as an Art, Drama, or Music Teacher, Postsecondary?

Art, Drama, or Music Teacher, Postsecondary in Williamsburg:
"There Are No Raises!"
Again There are no raises for Adjunct Faculty! Correction, once 7 years ago they decided to pay 500. More per the course. No merit raises in spite of my glowing reviews by students. My course is filled to the max within the first 5 seconds of registration opening!

Key Stats for Art, Drama, or Music Teacher, Postsecondary

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Art, Drama, or Music Teacher, Postsecondary Salaries

Late-Career
▲32%

Experienced
▲12%

Mid-Career
▲3%

National Average
$50,000

Entry-Level
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
vision benefits
Vision: 21%
no benefits
None: 38%
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