Dance Instructor Salary

Dance Instructors in the United States can expect to earn an average of $19.97 per hour. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women make up the vast majority of Dance Instructors (90 percent) who answered the questionnaire. In this profession, approximately one in eight enjoy medical and dental coverage, and fewer than one in twenty have vision insurance, as well. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Dance Instructors.

$17,776 - $51,064

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$9.99 - $36.10

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$17,776 - $51,064  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,300  
Commission
$800 - $12,208  
Total Pay (?
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$20,610 - $74,248  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 36
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.99 - $36.10  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $30.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,300  
   
Commission
$800 - $12,208  
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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$20,610 - $74,248  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 246
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Job Description for Dance Instructor

  • Provide basic instruction on dance etiquette and interactions.
  • Answer questions and provide information about the history of a dance or where to dance.
  • Lead dance classes, teaching students about dance steps.
  • Perform dances and network to increase student enrollment.

Common Career Paths for Dance Instructor


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Dance Instructors who transition into an upper level Dance Teacher position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Dance Teacher makes $41K a year.

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Dance Instructors report a narrow range of specific skills. Fortunate workers who know choreography command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 48 percent above average. Sales, on the other hand, is typically associated with much lower pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Dance Instructor

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


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $32K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $40K. Dance Instructors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $46K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $45K by contrast.

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Experience Affects Dance Instructor Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$41,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Skills That Affect Dance Instructor Salaries

choreography
up arrow 48%

Dance
0%

National Average
$41,000

Sales
up arrow 29%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 13% dental benefits Dental: 9%
vision benefits Vision: 2% employee benefits None: 87%
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