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Music Educator Salary

An average Music Educator in the United States can expect to take home roughly $44K per year. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and close to one-half collect dental insurance. Female Music Educators are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (63 percent) are women. Work is enjoyable for Music Educators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$28,792 - $79,804
(Median)
$29K
$44K
$80K
MEDIAN: $44,370
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$14.95 - $95.99
(Median)
$15
$37
$96
MEDIAN: $37.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$28,792 - $79,804  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,652  
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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$29,870 - $88,321  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 59
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$32$64$96
Hourly Rate
$14.95 - $95.99  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,652  
   
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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$29,870 - $88,321  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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Job Description for Music Educator

  • Adapt teaching materials or techniques according to student needs.
  • Observe students to determine ability and limitations, and offer corrections or advice on improvement.
  • Instruct students individually or in groups using a variety of teaching methods.
  • Conduct individual workshops or demonstrations on specific skills or topics.

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Pay by Experience Level for Music Educator

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $36K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $44K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $47K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $69K.

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Experience Affects Music Educator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 53%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$45,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 26% employee benefits None: 19%
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