Music Educator Salary

With slightly less than three-fifths of Music Educators in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $21K to $71K per year and averages out to $41K annually. Although more than half have medical coverage and the greater part have dental coverage, just under one in three claim no health benefits at all. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Men working as Music Educators who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 55 percent. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$20,608 - $65,657
$21K
$41K
$66K
MEDIAN: $40,741
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$12.50 - $46.00
$30
MEDIAN: $30.00
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$0$70K
Salary $20,608 - $65,657
Bonus $3,097
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$20,790 - $70,505
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 31
Hourly Data $0$46
Hourly Rate $30.00
Annual Data $0$70K
Bonus $3,097
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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$20,790 - $70,505
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 7

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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Music Educator

Pay by Experience for a Music Educator has a positive trend. An entry-level Music Educator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 16 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Music Educator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 11 salaries. An experienced Music Educator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 14 salaries. A Music Educator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 8 salaries.

Key Stats for Music Educator

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Music Educator Salaries

Late-Career
▲31%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$44,000

Experienced
▼7%

Entry-Level
▼33%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 31%
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