Pianist Salary

The average rate for a Pianist is $25.57 per hour.

$11,594 - $60,679

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$9.93 - $73.97

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Salary
$11,594 - $60,679  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $513  
Total Pay (?
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$13,591 - $126,507  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 32
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$9.93 - $73.97  
   
Overtime
$19.35 - $25.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $513  
   
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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$13,591 - $126,507  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 48
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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.

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Experience Affects Pianist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$46,000

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
51%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 10% dental benefits Dental: 8%
vision benefits Vision: 4% employee benefits None: 90%
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