Average Pianist Hourly Pay

$29.36
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$1,500
Bonus
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The average hourly pay for a Pianist is $29.36.
10%
$15.09
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$29.36
90%
$62.26
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Hourly Rate
$15 - $62
Bonus
$98 - $3,052
Total Pay
$16,409 - $127,499
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What Do Pianists Do?

Pianist Tasks
  • Perform and practice piano pieces individually or in a group for live audiences.
  • Advertise and promote musical endeavors through media disseminations.
  • Transpose music between keys and styles to suit various needs.
  • Demonstrate and build upon a repertoire of music for piano.

Job Satisfaction for Pianist

4.1 out of 5
(11)
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What Are Popular Skills for Pianists?

Skills in Worship Planning and Leading and Oral / Verbal Communication are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Entertainment Coordination.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Pianists?

An early career Pianist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $24.39 based on 24 salaries. A mid-career Pianist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $29.48 based on 32 salaries. An experienced Pianist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $27.50 based on 36 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $39.

Pay Difference by Location

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 170 survey responses.
Early Career
14.1%
Mid Career
18.8%
Experienced
21.2%
Late Career
45.9%