$41,090
Avg. Salary
$28.92
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Music Teacher is $28.92 per hour.

The average pay for a Music Teacher is $41,090 per year.

$12.36
10%
$28.92
50%
$59.13
90%
MEDIAN $28.92
$28k
10%
$41k
50%
$67k
90%
MEDIAN $41,090
$27,944 - $66,934
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MEDIAN: $41,090
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$12.36 - $59.13
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$0$83K
Salary $27,944 - $66,934
Bonus $98.99 - $8,770
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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$27,400 - $83,030
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 801
Hourly Data $0$97
Hourly Rate $12.36 - $59.13
Hourly Tips $2.00
Overtime $10.21 - $97.87
Annual Data $0$83K
Bonus $98.99 - $8,770
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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$27,400 - $83,030
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 275

Common Career Paths for Music Teacher


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Pay by Experience Level for Music Teacher

Pay by Experience for a Music Teacher has a positive trend. An entry-level Music Teacher with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 297 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Music Teacher with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 158 salaries. An experienced Music Teacher which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 164 salaries. A Music Teacher with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 86 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $43,409

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

Music Teacher Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Music Teacher?

Music Teacher in Jacksonville:
"I was Lead Sales Representative."
Pros: The relaxing atmosphere, being trusted and able to work on own, communicate with each customer separately so that the Extended Warranty Agreement was as vital as the product. This helped make it easy to always assume lead sales and progress within the company.
Cons: As the company began to sale and change procedures, it made it difficult to know the truth of what we were telling the customers. If we weren't sure, this made it hard for the customer to believe us about the warranty or the products.

Music Teacher in Los Angeles:
"Busy, fast-paced, but very rewarding."
Pros: Lots of opportunities to work
Cons: Being in a crowded city

Music Teacher in Raymond:
"General Music Teacher Review."
Pros: It's been wonderful working in Raymond, NH. The parent support is wonderful. For the past 16 years I've been able to teacher piano and guitar, as well as composing music. Students have enjoyed composing their own songs along with learning songs for piano and guitar. Students learn a class song (Select one song from a choice of two different classical songs) along with a song of their choice; some students select a song they like from online, some select a song from the classroom music book. I like the excitement of the students realizing that they can become a successful musician!
Cons: People not understanding/respecting my passion for my general music program. I believe that every child has the right to appreciate and learn how to play piano and/or guitar.

Music Teacher in Gary:
"People Skills 101."
Integrate music with the other core subjects. It will help non-music people value your work. General Ed classroom teachers are territorial. Be careful how you tread. The arts are still generally not respected. Be confident and able to give a reason why music is necessary and important to your administration, co-workers, students and parents.

Music Teacher in Indianapolis:
"Lots of Outside Work."
While teaching is very rewarding, it is physically and mentally exhausting. There never is enough prep time to prepare for teaching and so you have to do lots of work outside of the 40 hours you put in. If you want to be a teacher, be prepared for it to consume your life.

Music Teacher in Houston:
"Wonderful."
Pros: Teaching young students and older students.
Cons: Longer hours than other teachers.

Music Teacher in Denver:
Pros: Great working with kids, play music all day, communicate with various people, friendly environment, love to meet new people.
Cons: Sometimes feel unappreciated, boss won't give me new chances to test myself and grow. Was asked to step down from the position I worked to get, so someone else can have my hours and pay.

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Key Stats for Music Teacher

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 126 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
16%

Experience Affects Music Teacher Salaries

Late-Career
▲33%

▲16%

▲3%

National Average
$43,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Music Teacher Salaries

Piano
▲30%

Curriculum Planning
▲19%

Music Teacher
▲10%

music education
▲4%

National Average
$43,000

musician
▼3%


▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 126 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
no benefits
None: 34%