The average salary for an Entry-Level Music Teacher is $38,121 per year. A skill in music education is associated with high pay for this job.

$27,194 - $49,467
(Median)
$27K
$38K
$49K
MEDIAN: $38,120
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$11.79 - $41.42
(Median)
$12
$22
$41
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$27,194 - $49,467  
   
Bonus
$3.14 - $3,945  
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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$26,200 - $54,597  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 250
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.79 - $41.42  
   
Hourly Tips
$7.69  
Overtime
$11.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$3.14 - $3,945  
   
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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$26,200 - $54,597  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 68
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What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Music Teacher in Indianapolis:
"Lots of Outside Work."
While teaching is very rewarding, it is physically and mentally exhausting. There never is enough prep time to prepare for teaching and so you have to do lots of work outside of the 40 hours you put in. If you want to be a teacher, be prepared for it to consume your life.

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Skills That Affect Music Teacher Salaries

music education
up arrow 19%

Childhood Education
up arrow 3%

MUSIC
0%

National Average
$39,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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