Average Music Therapist Salary

$41,329
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$900
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The average salary for a Music Therapist is $41,329.
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$29k
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MEDIAN $41,329
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Salary
$29k - $60k
Bonus
$25 - $3k
Total Pay
$31k - $70k

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Popular Skills for Music Therapist

Skills in Hospice, Oral / Verbal Communication, Clinical Assessment and Counseling are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Group Therapy.

Pay by Experience Level for Music Therapist

An entry-level Music Therapist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $38,884 based on 178 salaries. An early career Music Therapist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $40,511 based on 314 salaries. A mid-career Music Therapist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $44,241 based on 136 salaries. An experienced Music Therapist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $44,649 based on 78 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $50,400.
Employees with Music Therapist in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 19.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (16.0% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (3.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Indianapolis, Indiana (15.3% less), Phoenix, Arizona (3.2% less) and Rochester, New York (1.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 748 survey responses.
Entry Level
23.8%
Early Career
42.0%
Mid Career
18.2%
Experienced
10.4%
Late Career
5.6%