Dance Teacher Salary

Women account for the majority of Dance Teachers in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $20.63 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $10.47 per hour to $36.95. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Roughly one in six report receiving medical coverage from their employers and nearly one in ten collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Dance Teachers is high. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$24,328 - $60,182
(Median)
$24K
$40K
$60K
MEDIAN: $39,878
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$10.47 - $36.95
(Median)
$10
$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 (?
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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.


For Dance Teachers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Dance Teachers in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $40K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $41K. Dance Teachers bring in $50K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $54K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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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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