An Art Teacher earns an average salary of $41,604 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are artist and Painting.
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$29,388 - $62,359
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$29K
$42K
$62K
MEDIAN: $41,603
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$10.19 - $35.14
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$35
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$29,388 - $62,359  
   
Bonus
$484.79 - $5,012  
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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$26,863 - $63,869  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 756
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.19 - $35.14  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.50  
Overtime
$4.93 - $31.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$484.79 - $5,012  
   
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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$26,863 - $63,869  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 187

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Job Description for Art Teacher

An art teacher works in a school environment, and the ages of students taught can vary from pre-school up to adults. A bachelor’s degree or higher in the arts is often required for this position, and extensive knowledge of art history and techniques is also necessary to teach a variety of topics to students. A portfolio may need to be shown to demonstrate personal ability, and a teaching certification must also be earned.

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Art Teacher Tasks

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Art Teacher

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $41,149

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Experience Affects Art Teacher Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%



National Average
$41,000


Skills That Affect Art Teacher Salaries

artist
up arrow 19%

Painting
up arrow 12%

Art Education
up arrow 9%

Art
up arrow 8%


Project Management
up arrow 5%

Curriculum Planning
up arrow 2%

drawing
up arrow 1%

Graphic Design
up arrow 1%

Childhood Education
0%

National Average
$41,000

Team Leadership
up arrow 3%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 5%

Teaching
up arrow 6%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 6%

People Management
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 89 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
medical benefits
Vision: 37%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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