A Pianist earns an average wage of $25.91 per hour. This job's pay does not change very much with experience.

$11,657 - $69,043
$12K
$31K
$69K
MEDIAN: $30,723
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50%
90%

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$17.72 - $61.99
$18
$26
$62
MEDIAN: $25.91
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$11,657 - $69,043  
   
Bonus
$325.00  
Total Pay (?
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$20,730 - $125,233  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 21
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.72 - $61.99  
   
Hourly Tips
$5.14  
Overtime
$25.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$325.00  
   
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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$20,730 - $125,233  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 47

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Job Description for Pianist

Pianists play the piano professionally to entertain audiences; they may play for a symphony or music ensemble, or may provide entertainment in a retail, food service, or hotel environment. Some pianists with grand talent may play solo performances at musical halls, while others may record solos or accompaniment for musical recordings, and still others teach students of various levels of experience to play the piano and read music.

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Pianist Tasks

  • Perform and practice piano pieces individually or in a group for live audiences.
  • Advertise and promote musical endeavors through media disseminations.
  • Transpose music between keys and styles to suit various needs.
  • Demonstrate and build upon a repertoire of music for piano.

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Pay by Experience Level for Pianist

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

Pianist Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Pianist?

Pianist in New York:
"Piano."
Its not as easy as it may seem. The audience formal or not will require to to be able to accompany and improvise. Always be prepared with an extensive repertoire.

Key Stats for Pianist

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
042
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
43%
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Experience Affects Pianist Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
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Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
43%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 17%
dental benefits
Dental: 13%
vision benefits
Vision: 8%
dental benefits
None: 83%
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