Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Salaries start at $39,769, which grows to $49K after five to 10 years. Those with one to two decades of experience under their belt tend to see salaries around $51K. After 20 years in the field, Music Therapists see a slip in salary, bringing in an average of $49K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 18 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 5 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 6 percent. Between one and nine years of experience is the norm for people in this field—most of those surveyed fit this bill.