Dance Teacher Salary

Dance Teachers in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $20.63 per hour for pay. Compensation ranges between $10.47 per hour and $36.95. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Close to a sixth enjoy medical while around a tenth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to about one in ten. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,328 - $60,182
(Median)
$24K
$40K
$60K
MEDIAN: $39,878
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$10.47 - $36.95
(Median)
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$21
$37
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$24,328 - $60,182  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,029  
Profit Sharing
$2,026  
Commission
$9,020  
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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$22,973 - $73,785  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 93
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$24$48$72
Hourly Rate
$10.47 - $36.95  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.10  
Overtime
$0.00 - $69.04  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,029  
   
Commission
$9,020  
Profit Sharing
$2,026  
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).
)
$22,973 - $73,785  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 288
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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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $40K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $41K. Dance Teachers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $50K. Dance Teachers who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $54K.

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Experience Affects Dance Teacher Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

National Average
$43,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 17%
dental benefits
Dental: 11%
medical benefits
Vision: 10%
dental benefits
None: 83%
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