A Dance Teacher earns an average wage of $20.65 per hour.
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$22,060 - $63,616
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$22K
$39K
$64K
MEDIAN: $38,708
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$11.12 - $36.22
(Median)
$11
$21
$36
MEDIAN: $20
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$22,060 - $63,616  
   
Bonus
$20.13 - $4,966  
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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$23,114 - $73,903  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 82
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.12 - $36.22  
   
Hourly Tips
$15.44  
Overtime
$15.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$20.13 - $4,966  
   
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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$23,114 - $73,903  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 306
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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Dance Teacher

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

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Experience Affects Dance Teacher Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

National Average
$43,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Dance Teacher Salaries

National Average
$43,000

Curriculum Planning
up arrow 9%

Dance
up arrow 20%

choreography
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 14%
dental benefits
Dental: 8%
medical benefits
Vision: 8%
dental benefits
None: 86%
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