Pianist Salary

A Pianist earns an average wage of $26.22 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$15,972 - $96,958
$16K
$40K
$97K
MEDIAN: $39,789
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50%
90%

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$16.48 - $61.36
$16
$27
$61
MEDIAN: $27.25
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50%
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$0$126K
Salary $15,972 - $96,958
Bonus $350.00
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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$22,349 - $126,683
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 23
Hourly Data $0$61
Hourly Rate $16.48 - $61.36
Hourly Tips $3.13
Overtime $42.50
Annual Data $0$126K
Bonus $350.00
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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$22,349 - $126,683
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 55

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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.

Pianist Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Pianist

Pay by Experience for a Pianist has a positive trend. An entry-level Pianist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 18 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Pianist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 12 salaries. An experienced Pianist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 24 salaries. A Pianist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 29 salaries.

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
56 %
Male
44 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
44%
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Experience Affects Pianist Salaries

Late-Career
▲3%

Experienced
▲2%

Mid-Career
▼0%

National Average
$52,000

Entry-Level
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
44%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 12%
dental benefits
Dental: 8%
vision benefits
Vision: 4%
no benefits
None: 88%
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