Art Teacher Salary

Art Teachers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $41K per year. Pay generally varies between $26K and $65K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While just under one in three report receiving no health benefits, more than half do receive medical coverage, and slightly less than one-half have dental, as well. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 81 percent of Art Teachers are female. Most Art Teachers like their work and job satisfaction is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$27,275 - $62,498
(Median)
$27K
$41K
$62K
MEDIAN: $40,999
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$10.21 - $36.31
(Median)
$10
$18
$36
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$27,275 - $62,498  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,883  
Profit Sharing
$1,050  
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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$25,765 - $65,180  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 954
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.21 - $36.31  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.60  
Overtime
$0.00 - $36.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,883  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,050  
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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$25,765 - $65,180  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 263
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Job Description for Art Teacher

  • Plan lessons that challenge and interest students, meet state learning requirements and inspire further learning.
  • Manage team through training, coaching and motivation to ensure achievement of sales and service goals.
  • Instruct students on technique and use of a variety of art equipment such as oils, watercolors, brushes, pens, pencils, canvases and papers.

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Art Teachers' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like High School Teacher. Median pay for High School Teachers is $43K. An Elementary School Teacher or a Postsecondary Teacher of Music, Drama, or Art is a typical transition from an Art Teacher role.

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Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in artist, Graphic Design, Curriculum Planning, and Painting are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 18 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Childhood Education, People Management, and Adobe Photoshop.

Pay by Experience Level for Art Teacher

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


Art Teachers who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $35K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $42K. Art Teachers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $48K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $55K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,660

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Professionals earn a generous sum in the three largest American cities: New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago each offer salaries above the national average. With compensation 18 percent below the national average, Cleveland is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Workers in San Diego and Baltimore earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (14 percent less and 9 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects Art Teacher Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$41,000


Skills That Affect Art Teacher Salaries

artist
up arrow 18%

Graphic Design
up arrow 7%


Painting
up arrow 4%

Teaching
up arrow 3%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

drawing
up arrow 2%

National Average
$41,000

Art
up arrow 1%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 4%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 10%

People Management
up arrow 11%

Childhood Education
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 152 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
medical benefits
Vision: 36%
dental benefits
None: 31%
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