$43,657
Avg. Salary
$17.58
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,014

Bonus

$2,525

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Art Teacher is $17.58 per hour.

The average pay for an Art Teacher is $43,657 per year.

10%
$10.87
10%
$17.58
50%
$33.93
90%
90%
MEDIAN $17.58
10%
$30k
10%
$44k
50%
$64k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $43,657
$29,752 - $63,525
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$44K
$64K
MEDIAN: $43,657
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$10.87 - $33.93
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$0$64K
Salary $29,752 - $63,525
Bonus $202 - $9,123
Commission $2,525
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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$28,051 - $64,167
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,319
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $10.87 - $33.93
Hourly Tips $6.75
Overtime $5.10 - $32.44
Annual Data $0$64K
Bonus $202 - $9,123
Commission $2,525
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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$28,051 - $64,167
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 307

Job Description

An art teacher works in a school environment, and the ages of students taught can vary from pre-school up to adults. A bachelor’s degree or higher in the arts is often required for this position, and extensive knowledge of art history and techniques is also necessary to teach a variety of topics to students. A portfolio may need to be shown to demonstrate personal ability, and a teaching certification must also be earned.

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Art Teacher Tasks
  • Instruct students on technique and use of a variety of art equipment such as oils, watercolors, brushes, pens, pencils, canvases and papers.
  • Prepare and deliver lectures on subjects such as acting, art, and music.
  • Plan lessons that challenge and interest students, meet state learning requirements, and inspire further learning.

Common Career Paths


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Art Teachers who go on to become High School Teachers may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a High School Teacher, an upper-level role, pays $44K. Art Teachers most often move into Elementary School Teacher or Postsecondary Teacher of Music, Drama, or Art roles. However, the former pays $2K less on average, and the latter pays $2K less.

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Pay by Experience Level

Pay by Experience for an Art Teacher has a positive trend. An entry-level Art Teacher with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 442 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Art Teacher with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 256 salaries. An experienced Art Teacher which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 252 salaries. An Art Teacher with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 120 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

23%

15%

10%

National Average: $42,595

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Art Teachers, above-average compensation can be found going east — in Washington, New York, and Philadelphia, in particular. Art Teachers in Cleveland report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 20 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Employers in San Diego and Milwaukee also lean toward paying below-median salaries (18 percent lower and 15 percent lower, respectively).

Q: What is it like working as an Art Teacher?

Art Teacher in Huntsville:
"Hang in there and get tenure."
Get professional development on classroom management, and hang in there until you get tenure.

Art Teacher in Fort Washington:
"Comfortable place to live and work."
Pros: Nice balance between country and City living.
Cons: Traffic / commuting time.

Art Teacher in Peoria:
"Experience and Added Learning Necessary."
I wish I would have had more experience and exercises during my studies in teaching and in art methods, as well as in didactics.

Art Teacher in Arlington:
"Dont take the System personal."
One day at a time. Classroom management so students know expectations. Leave personal life at home, leave work life at school. Give grace to the students. Have fun and be very excited about your subject area.

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Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 176 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
13%

How Experience Affects Salaries

▲27%

▲14%

▼0%

National Average
$43,000

▼15%

How Skills Affect Salaries

art teacher
▲17%

artist
▲15%

Painting
▲12%

Art Education
▲6%

Art
▲1%

Project Management
▲1%

Graphic Design
▼0%

National Average
$43,000



Adobe Photoshop
▼3%

drawing
▼3%

People Management
▼6%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼8%

Teaching
▼16%

Team Leadership
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 176 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
no benefits
None: 28%