Music Educator Salary

The average Music Educator in the United States earns approximately $44K annually. Health benefits are not claimed by all — slightly more than a fifth lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and around half have dental, too. Most Music Educators report high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up the majority of Music Educators (64 percent) who completed the questionnaire. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$28,807 - $79,804
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$29K
$44K
$80K
MEDIAN: $44,370
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$14.00 - $79.50
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$80
MEDIAN: $31.00
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$28,807 - $79,804  
   
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$0.00 - $10,570  
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$29,406 - $87,866  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 59
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$14.00 - $79.50  
   
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$0.00 - $10,570  
   
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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$29,406 - $87,866  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 14

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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.


For many Music Educators, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $37K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $43K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $47K in this role. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $69K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Music Educator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 54%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$45,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 25% employee benefits None: 22%