A Dance Instructor earns an average wage of $19.75 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are choreography and ballet.
Dance Instructor Total Pay (?
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$14,615 - $51,653
(Median)
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52K
MEDIAN: $28,828
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Dance Instructor Total Pay (?
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$9.84 - $35.10
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26
35
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$14,615 - $51,653  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,016  
Commission
$3,888 - $9,156  
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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$20,180 - $72,212  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 275
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.84 - $35.10  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $29.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,016  
   
Commission
$3,888 - $9,156  
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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$20,180 - $72,212  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 275
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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.
Pay by Experience Level for Dance Instructor
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience Affects Dance Instructor Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 12%
Late-Career
up arrow 12%
Mid-Career
up arrow 2%
National Average
$40,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Skills That Affect Dance Instructor Salaries

choreography
up arrow 30%
ballet
up arrow 28%
National Average
$40,000
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
87%
female alumni
 
Male
13%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
13%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 16% dental benefits Dental: 10%
vision benefits Vision: 5% employee benefits None: 84%
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