$34,381
Avg. Salary
$20.71
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$1,015

Profit Sharing

$1,200

Commission

$15,000

The average pay for a Dance Instructor is $20.71 per hour.

The average pay for a Dance Instructor is $34,381 per year.

$11
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$21
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$39
90%
MEDIAN $21
$18k
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$34k
50%
$57k
90%
MEDIAN $34,381
$17,703 - $56,548
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$34K
$57K
MEDIAN: $34,381
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$10.64 - $38.66
$11
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MEDIAN: $20.71
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$0$75K
Salary $17,703 - $56,548
Bonus $202 - $9,000
Profit Sharing $1,200
Commission $15,000
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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$21,499 - $75,395
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 105
Hourly Data $0$49
Hourly Rate $10.64 - $38.66
Hourly Tips $4.50
Overtime $9.74 - $49.66
Annual Data $0$75K
Bonus $202 - $9,000
Commission $15,000
Profit Sharing $1,200
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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$21,499 - $75,395
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 382

Job Description for Dance Instructor

Dance instructors are teachers who help others learn essential elements and various styles of dance. Some work with groups of children and teens to help them acquire the balance and skills needed for higher-level ballet and modern dance disciplines, while others specialize in teaching older students, in groups or individually, in proper techniques for ballroom, jazz, Latin, and other popular dance styles. Dance instructors are typically hired by dedicated dance studios, large fitness centers, and even community recreation programs.

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Dance Instructor Tasks

  • Lead dance classes, teaching students about dance steps.
  • Perform dances and network to increase student enrollment.
  • Provide basic instruction on dance etiquette and interactions.
  • Answer questions and provide information about the history of a dance or where to dance.

Common Career Paths for Dance Instructor


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Dance Instructors who transition into an upper level Dance Teacher position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Dance Teacher makes $41K a year.

Dance Instructor Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Dance Instructor

Pay by Experience for a Dance Instructor has a positive trend. An entry-level Dance Instructor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 106 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Dance Instructor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 93 salaries. An experienced Dance Instructor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 79 salaries. A Dance Instructor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 40 salaries.

Dance Instructor Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Dance Instructor?

Dance Instructor in Covington:
Be sure you have the freedom to teach wherever you want. Do not get locked in to one studio. Dont be afraid to ask for a raise!

Dance Instructor in Rialto:
"Hard Work."
Pros: I love seeing the kids light up when they learn something new.
Cons: Non flexibility.

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Key Stats for Dance Instructor

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 52 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
15%

Experience Affects Dance Instructor Salaries

Late-Career
▲26%

Experienced
▲10%

Mid-Career
▲9%

National Average
$42,000

Entry-Level
▼14%

Skills That Affect Dance Instructor Salaries

Dance
▲24%

National Average
$42,000

choreography
▼1%

Sales
▼26%

Training
▼36%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 11%
dental benefits
Dental: 8%
vision benefits
Vision: 5%
no benefits
None: 88%