Dance Teacher Salary

Dance Teachers in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $20.64 per hour. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Around one in ten claim medical and dental insurance and less than one-tenth get vision coverage. For the most part, Dance Teachers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$20,468 - $61,825
$20K
$39K
$62K
MEDIAN: $38,930
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$10.99 - $35.92
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$36
MEDIAN: $20.64
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$20,468 - $61,825  
   
Bonus
$250.00  
Total Pay (?
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$22,395 - $74,071  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 76
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.99 - $35.92  
   
Hourly Tips
$6.67  
Overtime
$15.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$250.00  
   
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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$22,395 - $74,071  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 309

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Job Description for Dance Teacher

Dance teachers are responsible for teaching the art of dance to students. Their tasks include carefully observing students, planning routines and activities, providing instruction, and offering advice as needed. Dance teachers must be in excellent physical shape, have a passion for dancing, have excellent flexibility, and be able to teach people in the age category in which they provide instruction. Dance teachers may work indoors and/or outdoors depending on their company, and they may work in a variety of categories of dance. Typical employers for dance teachers include production companies and schools ranging from elementary schools to college and universities; there are also independent dance teachers who provide instruction at the client's home, their own home, or a studio.

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Dance Teacher Tasks

  • Collaborate with the Studio Directors in the development of dance curriculum.
  • Collaborate with the Studio Directors in creation and execution of recitals
  • Supervise and direct assistant dance teachers.
  • Instruct students of all ages, all abilities, and various styles.

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Pay by Experience Level for Dance Teacher

Pay by Experience for a Dance Teacher has a positive trend. An entry-level Dance Teacher with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 162 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Dance Teacher with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 147 salaries. An experienced Dance Teacher which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 121 salaries. A Dance Teacher with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 63 salaries.

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Key Stats for Dance Teacher

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Dance Teacher Salaries

Late-Career
▲26%

Experienced
▲18%

National Average
$43,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼6%

Skills That Affect Dance Teacher Salaries

Dance
▲13%

National Average
$43,000

Curriculum Planning
▼10%

choreography
▼25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 11%
dental benefits
Dental: 8%
vision benefits
Vision: 7%
no benefits
None: 88%
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