Music Educator Salary

Pay for Music Educators in the United States sits in the ballpark of $44K annually. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and approximately half collect dental insurance. There are more female Music Educators who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 63 percent. The majority of Music Educators claim high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$27,048 - $79,804

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$14.95 - $95.99

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$27,048 - $79,804  
   
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$0.00 - $10,728  
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$29,002 - $88,321  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 59
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Hourly Rate
$14.95 - $95.99  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0.00 - $10,728  
   
Total Pay (?
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$29,002 - $88,321  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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Job Description for Music Educator

A music educator is a teacher who specializes in teaching the performance and appreciation of music, either instrumentally or vocally. In elementary schools, music educators help provide early foundations for creative expression and knowledge of music and identify children who may have aptitude and talent for music and performance in order to nurture these gifts. In middle and high schools, music educators may specialize in bands, choral work, or higher-level music theory.

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Music Educator Tasks

  • 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.


Music Educators with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $36K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $45K. On average, Music Educators make $47K following one to two decades on the job. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $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 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 26% employee benefits None: 20%
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