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Dance Instructor Salary

The average Dance Instructor in the United States earns approximately $20.02 per hour. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Nearly one in seven have medical and dental plans, and fewer than one in twenty have vision insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Dance Instructors. The vast majority of Dance Instructors (88 percent) who responded to the survey are women. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$14,464 - $54,248
(Median)
$14K
$30K
$54K
MEDIAN: $29,769
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$10.01 - $35.33
(Median)
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$35
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary 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$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$14,464 - $54,248  
   
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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$20,588 - $72,998  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 31
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.01 - $35.33  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $30.07  
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$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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$20,588 - $72,998  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 241

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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 go on to become Dance Teachers may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Dance Teacher, an upper-level role, pays $40K.

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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 47 percent above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Sales.

Pay by Experience Level for Dance Instructor

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


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $32K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $41K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $51K in this role. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $42K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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Experience Affects Dance Instructor Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 24%

Late-Career
up arrow 2%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Skills That Affect Dance Instructor Salaries

choreography
up arrow 47%

National Average
$41,000

Sales
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 14% dental benefits Dental: 9%
vision benefits Vision: 3% employee benefits None: 86%
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