Dance Instructor Salary

Median pay for Dance Instructors in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $20.02 per hour. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. The vast majority of Dance Instructors (90 percent) who responded to the survey are women. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. About an eighth claim medical and dental insurance and less than five percent get vision coverage.

$17,160 - $50,337
(Median)
$17K
$30K
$50K
MEDIAN: $29,973
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$10.04 - $36.01
(Median)
$10
$20
$36
MEDIAN: $20
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$17,160 - $50,337  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,030  
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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$20,652 - $74,027  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 38
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.04 - $36.01  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $30.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,030  
   
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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$20,652 - $74,027  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 250
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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' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Dance Teacher. Median pay for Dance Teachers is $41K.

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Dance Instructors report a narrow range of specific skills. Fortunate workers who know choreography can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 48 percent above average. Those listing Sales as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Dance Instructor

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


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $32K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $41K. Dance Instructors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $46K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $45K.

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Experience Affects Dance Instructor Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$41,000

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 43 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 13% dental benefits Dental: 8%
vision benefits Vision: 2% employee benefits None: 87%
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