$40,875
Avg. Salary
$21.04
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Music Therapist is $21.04 per hour.

The average pay for a Music Therapist is $40,875 per year.

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$15.27
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$21.04
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$40.68
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MEDIAN $21.04
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$28k
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$41k
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$59k
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MEDIAN $40,875
$28,042 - $59,342
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MEDIAN: $40,875
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$0$69K
Salary $28,042 - $59,342
Bonus $48.48 - $2,576
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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$30,261 - $69,033
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 311
Hourly Data $0$42
Hourly Rate $15.27 - $40.68
Overtime $12.50 - $42.55
Annual Data $0$69K
Bonus $48.48 - $2,576
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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$30,261 - $69,033
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 294

Job Description for Music Therapist

Music therapists visit with patients individually or as a group to conduct music therapy such as singing, listening to music, playing musical instruments, and/or moving to music, among others. These therapists' duties vary based on their employer and position, and the ability to meet the client population's needs using best practices and effective techniques is needed. For example, a music therapist employed by a hospice facility is generally required to coordinate with caregivers, pastoral staff, supervisors and others within their facility; in a hospice setting, therapists must be well-versed in techniques for caring for hospice patients and their families. Other populations with whom music therapists may work include older adults, developmentally disabled individuals, at-risk youth, and hospital patients, among others.

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Pay by Experience Level for Music Therapist

Pay by Experience for a Music Therapist has a positive trend. An entry-level Music Therapist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 217 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Music Therapist 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 82 salaries. An experienced Music Therapist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 47 salaries. A Music Therapist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 28 salaries.

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Key Stats for Music Therapist

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 67 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Music Therapist Salaries

Late-Career
▲33%

Experienced
▲21%

Mid-Career
▲9%

National Average
$42,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Music Therapist Salaries

Music Therapy
▲25%

Hospice
▲11%

Counseling
▲6%

National Average
$42,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 67 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
no benefits
None: 29%