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How much does a Music Teacher make in the United States?

Average Music Teacher Yearly Salary in the United States

Music Teachers earn a median salary of $65,340 per year. Salaries typically start from $33,450 and go up to $129,150.

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Music Teacher Earnings by Seniority

Top End Music Teacher Earnings

The highest earning Music Teachers in the United States earn:

N/A an hour $129,150
per year
Senior Music Teacher Earnings

Senior Music Teachers in the United States earn:

N/A an hour $91,580
per year
Experienced Music Teacher Earnings

Experienced Music Teachers in the United States earn:

N/A an hour $65,340
per year
Junior Music Teacher Earnings

Junior Music Teachers in the United States earn:

N/A an hour $47,120
per year
Starting Music Teacher Earnings

Starting Music Teachers in the United States earn:

N/A an hour $33,450
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Music Teacher salary comparison

Music Teachers earn more than 77% percent of Education & Childcare careers. Music Teacher salaries are in the top 73% of all careers in the United States.

Principal Salary $90k
School Psychologist Salary $70k
Music Teacher Salary $65k
Physical Education Teacher Salary $59k
High School Teacher Salary $57k
Elementary School Teacher Salary $54k
Health Educator Salary $51k
Childcare Program Administrator Salary $45k
Graduate Teaching Assistant Salary $31k
Teacher Assistant Salary $24k
Childcare Worker Salary $20k

Historical salary for Music Teachers in the United States

Music Teacher salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Music Teacher Salary in New York - $81,310 # 1
Music Teacher Salary in Massachusetts - $85,550 # 2
Music Teacher Salary in California - $80,590 # 3
Music Teacher Salary in New Hampshire - $75,930 # 4
Music Teacher Salary in Maryland - $68,460 # 5
Music Teacher Salary in District of Columbia - $75,770 # 6
Music Teacher Salary in Maine - $70,130 # 7
Music Teacher Salary in Illinois - $73,280 # 8
Music Teacher Salary in Ohio - $65,190 # 9
Music Teacher Salary in Florida - $67,990 # 10
Music Teacher Salary in Alaska - $77,880 # 11
Music Teacher Salary in Rhode Island - $75,300 # 12
Music Teacher Salary in Minnesota - $63,660 # 13
Music Teacher Salary in New Jersey - $66,530 # 14
Music Teacher Salary in Kentucky - $70,780 # 15
Music Teacher Salary in Pennsylvania - $66,730 # 16
Music Teacher Salary in Missouri - $62,100 # 17
Music Teacher Salary in Oregon - $66,420 # 18
Music Teacher Salary in Indiana - $61,780 # 19
Music Teacher Salary in Kansas - $54,370 # 20
Music Teacher Salary in Connecticut - $60,850 # 21
Music Teacher Salary in Michigan - $64,600 # 22
Music Teacher Salary in New Mexico - $61,090 # 23
Music Teacher Salary in Utah - $60,580 # 24
Music Teacher Salary in North Dakota - $61,590 # 25
Music Teacher Salary in Arizona - $61,180 # 26
Music Teacher Salary in Hawaii - $54,740 # 27
Music Teacher Salary in Virginia - $54,280 # 28
Music Teacher Salary in Iowa - $61,510 # 29
Music Teacher Salary in Delaware - $59,950 # 30
Music Teacher Salary in Alabama - $60,940 # 31
Music Teacher Salary in Georgia - $56,730 # 32
Music Teacher Salary in North Carolina - $57,640 # 33
Music Teacher Salary in Texas - $56,940 # 34
Music Teacher Salary in Vermont - $49,750 # 35
Music Teacher Salary in South Dakota - $57,850 # 36
Music Teacher Salary in Washington - $52,620 # 37
Music Teacher Salary in Wisconsin - $56,920 # 38
Music Teacher Salary in Arkansas - $55,380 # 39
Music Teacher Salary in Wyoming - $58,930 # 40
Music Teacher Salary in Mississippi - $54,950 # 41
Music Teacher Salary in South Carolina - $55,360 # 42
Music Teacher Salary in Colorado - $53,360 # 43
Music Teacher Salary in West Virginia - $54,140 # 44
Music Teacher Salary in Nevada - $42,180 # 45
Music Teacher Salary in Louisiana - $53,570 # 46
Music Teacher Salary in Idaho - $53,210 # 47
Music Teacher Salary in Tennessee - $49,220 # 48
Music Teacher Salary in Oklahoma - $48,030 # 49
Music Teacher Salary in Montana - $47,750 # 50
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

How to Become a Music Teacher

Interested in becoming a Music Teacher? Here are your next steps.

  1. Take the Sokanu Career Test

    Would you make a good music teacher? Sokanu's free assessment reveals how compatible you are with a career across 5 dimensions!

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  2. Get the Education

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