Music Therapist Salary (United States)

A Music Therapist earns an average salary of $39,264 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Music Therapist Total Pay (?
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$24,547 - $55,422
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MEDIAN: $39,264
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Music Therapist Total Pay (?
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$14.50 - $49.77
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$24,547 - $55,422  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,927  
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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$25,375 - $70,868  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 247
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.50 - $49.77  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $36.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,927  
   
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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$25,375 - $70,868  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 247
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Job Description for Music Therapist

  • Develop treatment plan with instrumental and vocal music strategies based on assessment, interests and objectives of therapy.
  • Assess patients' development, abilities, personality, interests and conflicts.
  • Prepare and submit patients' reactions and progress reports, confer with treatment team.
  • Encourage patients with special needs and circumstances to express themselves creatively with music.

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Pay by Experience Level for Music Therapist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience Affects Music Therapist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 20%
Late-Career
up arrow 17%
Mid-Career
up arrow 14%
National Average
$42,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
86%
female alumni
 
Male
14%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 31%
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