Art, Drama, or Music Teacher, Postsecondary Salary

Pay for Postsecondary Music, Drama, and Art Teachers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $41K per year. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 58 percent. The majority of Postsecondary Music, Drama, and Art Teachers claim high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — more than a third — do not have any health coverage, more than half do receive medical benefits and a little more than half have dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$26,157 - $62,100

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$10.26 - $50.05

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$26,157 - $62,100  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,975  
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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$25,107 - $75,795  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 241
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$10.26 - $50.05  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $30.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,975  
   
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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$25,107 - $75,795  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 78
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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

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

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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 $38K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $41K. On average, Postsecondary Music, Drama, and Art Teachers make $50K following one to two decades on the job. Postsecondary Music, Drama, and Art Teachers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $52K.

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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!

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Experience Affects Art, Drama, or Music Teacher, Postsecondary Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

National Average
$42,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 65% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 35%
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