Average Dance Instructor Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Dance Instructor is $21.56.
MEDIAN $21.56
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Hourly Rate
$11 - $38
$101 - $5,068
Profit Sharing
$0 - $3,600
$0 - $8,500
Total Pay
$24,283 - $75,496

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Job Description for Dance Instructor

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.

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Popular Skills for Dance Instructor

Skills in Training, Curriculum Planning, Childhood Education and Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Activities for Children.

Pay by Experience Level for Dance Instructor

An entry-level Dance Instructor with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.83 based on 41 salaries. An early career Dance Instructor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.07 based on 184 salaries. A mid-career Dance Instructor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $24.39 based on 172 salaries. An experienced Dance Instructor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $25.36 based on 132 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $28.
Employees with Dance Instructor in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 82.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (50.7% more) and San Diego, California (41.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (11.9% less), Chicago, Illinois (6.2% less) and Denver, Colorado (0.3% less).

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