Piano Teacher Salary

The average rate for a Piano Teacher is $38.70 per hour. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$18,121 - $99,329
$18K
$38K
$99K
MEDIAN: $37,940
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50%
90%

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$16.34 - $60.30
$16
$39
$60
MEDIAN: $38.70
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$18,121 - $99,329  
   
Total Pay (?
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$30,299 - $124,731  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 20
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$16.34 - $60.30  
   
Overtime
$36.00  
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$30,299 - $124,731  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 95

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Job Description for Piano Teacher

Piano teachers usually work freelance or in a music school to teach private piano lessons, either from home or the students’ residences. Classes may be taught on an individual basis or in a group setting, and many years of experience playing piano are necessary for this position while some professional experience may also be necessary. They may teach students at a range of levels, from beginners to the more experienced.

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Pay by Experience Level for Piano Teacher

Pay by Experience for a Piano Teacher has a positive trend. An entry-level Piano Teacher with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 41 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Piano Teacher with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 36 salaries. An experienced Piano Teacher which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 46 salaries. A Piano Teacher with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 30 salaries.

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Key Stats for Piano Teacher

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
26%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Piano Teacher Salaries

Experienced
▲13%

Mid-Career
▲11%

Late-Career
▲5%

National Average
$72,000

Entry-Level
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 7%
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 93%