The average rate for a Piano Teacher is $38.81 per hour. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$21,600 - $84,000
(Median)
$22K
$40K
$84K
MEDIAN: $39,739
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$15.43 - $60.28
(Median)
$15
$39
$60
MEDIAN: $38.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$21,600 - $84,000  
   
Total Pay (?
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$29,990 - $124,634  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 19
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.43 - $60.28  
   
Overtime
$36.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$29,990 - $124,634  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 97

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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

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

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Experience Affects Piano Teacher Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Late-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$72,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 27%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 4%
dental benefits
Dental:
medical benefits
Vision:
dental benefits
None: 96%
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