Art, Drama, or Music Teacher, Postsecondary Salary

Postsecondary Music, Drama, and Art Teachers in the United States take home an average $48K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Over a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, more than half report medical coverage and approximately two in five claim dental coverage as well. Work is enjoyable for Postsecondary Music, Drama, and Art Teachers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men working as Postsecondary Music, Drama, and Art Teachers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 58 percent. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$33,416 - $77,069
$33K
$48K
$77K
MEDIAN: $48,479
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50%
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$15.89 - $59.18
$16
$28
$59
MEDIAN: $27.50
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$33,416 - $77,069  
   
Bonus
$2,550  
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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$33,573 - $100,271  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 45
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.89 - $59.18  
   
Overtime
$26.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$2,550  
   
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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$33,573 - $100,271  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 28
© PayScale, Inc. @ www.payscale.com

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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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $44K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $52K. Postsecondary Music, Drama, and Art Teachers see a median salary of $56K after reaching one to two decades on the job. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Postsecondary Music, Drama, and Art Teachers with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $66K.

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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
42 %
Male
58 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
22%
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Experience Affects Art, Drama, or Music Teacher, Postsecondary Salaries

Late-Career
▲30%

Experienced
▲11%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
vision benefits
Vision: 28%
dental benefits
None: 36%
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