Pianist Salary

The average rate for a Pianist is $25.37 per hour.

$11,736 - $61,363
(Median)
$12K
$28K
$61K
MEDIAN: $28,021
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50%
90%

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$10.07 - $67.94
(Median)
$10
$25
$68
MEDIAN: $25.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$11,736 - $61,363  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $511  
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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$14,279 - $106,658  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 46
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$10.07 - $67.94  
   
Hourly Tips
$6.25  
Overtime
$20.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $511  
   
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).
)
$14,279 - $106,658  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 54
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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

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

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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

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

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.

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Experience Affects Pianist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
46%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 18%
dental benefits
Dental: 15%
medical benefits
Vision: 4%
dental benefits
None: 80%
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