Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for an Art Teacher is $45,844
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Art Teachers?
An entry-level Art Teacher with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $38,848 based on 49 salaries. An early career Art Teacher with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $41,614 based on 344 salaries. A mid-career Art …Read more
What Do Art Teachers Do?
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.
Art teachers may need to develop the curriculum of lessons to be taught, …Read more
- 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.