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Music Educator Salary (United States)

The average Music Educator in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $44K annually. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. There are more female Music Educators who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 63 percent. While just over a fifth report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and just under a half have dental, as well. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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Music Educator Salary (?
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$28,963 - $78,297
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29K
44K
51K
78K
MEDIAN: $43,775
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Music Educator Salary (?
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$14.45 - $62.19
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MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$28,963 - $78,297  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,471  
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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$29,606 - $86,473  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 62
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$14.45 - $62.19  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,471  
   
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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$29,606 - $86,473  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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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.
Music Educators with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $36K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $43K. Music Educators claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $46K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $69K on average.
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Experience Affects Music Educator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 55%
Experienced
up arrow 3%
National Average
$45,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 3%
Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
63%
female alumni
 
Male
37%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 25% employee benefits None: 22%