Average Music Therapist Hourly Pay

$23.31
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$1,028
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The average hourly pay for a Music Therapist is $23.31.
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$16.43
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$41.55
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What Do Music Therapists Do?

Job Satisfaction for Music Therapist

3.8 out of 5
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What Are Popular Skills for Music Therapists?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Music Therapists?

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 $20.32 based on 58 salaries. An early career Music Therapist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.89 based on 272 salaries. A mid-career Music Therapist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $24.63 based on 100 salaries. An experienced Music Therapist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $28.49 based on 57 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $31.
Employees with Music Therapist in their job title in Boston, Massachusetts earn an average of 114.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Minneapolis, Minnesota (8.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Phoenix, Arizona (28.5% less), Rochester, New York (22.9% less) and New York, New York (12.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 523 survey responses.
Entry Level
11.1%
Early Career
52.0%
Mid Career
19.1%
Experienced
10.9%
Late Career
6.9%