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Dance Instructor Salary

Median pay for Dance Instructors in the United States is around $19.95 per hour. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Nearly one in seven report receiving medical coverage from their employers and less than one in ten collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 89 percent of Dance Instructors are female.
$14,504 - $52,357
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MEDIAN: $28,787
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$9.87 - $34.88
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$14,504 - $52,357  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,611  
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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$20,150 - $71,932  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 33
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.87 - $34.88  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $30.13  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,611  
   
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).
)
$20,150 - $71,932  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 228
United States (change)

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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For Dance Instructors, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Dance Instructors earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Dance Teacher.

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Dance Instructors note just a narrow range of job skills. Fortunate workers who know choreography command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 48 percent above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Sales.

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 $31K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $41K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $51K in this role. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $41K.

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Experience Affects Dance Instructor Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 25%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Late-Career
0%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 24%

Skills That Affect Dance Instructor Salaries

choreography
up arrow 48%

National Average
$41,000

Sales
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 14% dental benefits Dental: 9%
vision benefits Vision: 4% employee benefits None: 86%