Dance Teacher Salary

A Dance Teacher earns an average wage of $20.32 per hour.
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$22,912 - $57,931
(Median)
$23K
$37K
$58K
MEDIAN: $36,573
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90%

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$10.18 - $38.61
(Median)
$10
$20
$39
MEDIAN: $20
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$22,912 - $57,931  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,039  
Total Pay (?
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$21,513 - $74,083  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 72
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$10.18 - $38.61  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $45.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,039  
   
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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$21,513 - $74,083  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 222

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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 47%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$41,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 21% dental benefits Dental: 14%
vision benefits Vision: 12% employee benefits None: 79%