Dance Instructor Salary (United States)

The average rate for a Dance Instructor is $19.84 per hour. A skill in choreography is associated with high pay for this job. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience.
Dance Instructor Salary (?
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$14,477 - $52,993
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MEDIAN: $28,394
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Dance Instructor Salary (?
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$9.84 - $35.43
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$14,477 - $52,993  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,589  
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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$20,068 - $73,017  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 32
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.84 - $35.43  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $30.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,589  
   
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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$20,068 - $73,017  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 220
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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Dance Instructor

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Experience Affects Dance Instructor Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
up arrow 4%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$41,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
90%
female alumni
 
Male
10%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 15% dental benefits Dental: 10%
vision benefits Vision: 5% employee benefits None: 85%