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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Total Pay (?
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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

People have been learning how to play the piano for centuries, so the job title of “piano teacher” has been in demand throughout history. While there are no official educational requirements for the position, a piano teacher should have, at minimum, proven experience in playing the piano at an advanced level. Experience with teaching or a musical degree from an accredited university are highly beneficial, and piano teachers are also encouraged to attend workshops or seminars which often provide certification and help them develop further as teachers.

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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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