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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 $68,650 per year. Salaries typically start from $34,930 and go up to $140,070.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Employment Type Mix

39%
Full-Time
61%
Part-Time

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Salary Satisfaction

3.1
SCORE
673
RATINGS
Music Teachers average a score of 3.1 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Music Teachers in the 59th percentile of salary satisfaction.

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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 $140,070
per year
Senior Music Teacher Earnings

Senior Music Teachers in the United States earn:

N/A an hour $96,910
per year
Experienced Music Teacher Earnings

Experienced Music Teachers in the United States earn:

N/A an hour $68,650
per year
Junior Music Teacher Earnings

Junior Music Teachers in the United States earn:

N/A an hour $49,610
per year
Starting Music Teacher Earnings

Starting Music Teachers in the United States earn:

N/A an hour $34,930
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 67% of all careers in the United States.

Principal Salary $92k
School Psychologist Salary $73k
Music Teacher Salary $68k
Special Education Teacher Salary $59k
High School Teacher Salary $58k
Elementary School Teacher Salary $55k
Health Educator Salary $53k
Childcare Program Administrator Salary $45k
Graduate Teaching Assistant Salary $34k
Teacher Assistant Salary $25k
Childcare Worker Salary $21k
Source:

Historical salary for Music Teachers in the United States

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Music Teacher salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Music Teacher Salary in New York - $89,590 # 1
Music Teacher Salary in California - $88,150 # 2
Music Teacher Salary in Massachusetts - $84,520 # 3
Music Teacher Salary in Maine - $79,180 # 4
Music Teacher Salary in New Hampshire - $77,060 # 5
Music Teacher Salary in Florida - $76,410 # 6
Music Teacher Salary in Maryland - $70,850 # 7
Music Teacher Salary in Ohio - $66,480 # 8
Music Teacher Salary in Illinois - $76,610 # 9
Music Teacher Salary in Rhode Island - $71,070 # 10
Music Teacher Salary in District of Columbia - $73,440 # 11
Music Teacher Salary in Arizona - $76,240 # 12
Music Teacher Salary in Nebraska - $61,870 # 13
Music Teacher Salary in Minnesota - $63,020 # 14
Music Teacher Salary in New Jersey - $67,080 # 15
Music Teacher Salary in Connecticut - $68,610 # 16
Music Teacher Salary in Pennsylvania - $66,220 # 17
Music Teacher Salary in Indiana - $62,800 # 18
Music Teacher Salary in Kentucky - $72,020 # 19
Music Teacher Salary in Oregon - $68,080 # 20
Music Teacher Salary in Iowa - $66,150 # 21
Music Teacher Salary in Missouri - $64,960 # 22
Music Teacher Salary in New Mexico - $64,970 # 23
Music Teacher Salary in Michigan - $67,770 # 24
Music Teacher Salary in Virginia - $57,590 # 25
Music Teacher Salary in Utah - $61,700 # 26
Music Teacher Salary in Delaware - $61,850 # 27
Music Teacher Salary in Kansas - $55,340 # 28
Music Teacher Salary in Hawaii - $57,130 # 29
Music Teacher Salary in Wisconsin - $63,720 # 30
Music Teacher Salary in Washington - $56,780 # 31
Music Teacher Salary in Idaho - $55,420 # 32
Music Teacher Salary in North Dakota - $59,530 # 33
Music Teacher Salary in Texas - $59,320 # 34
Music Teacher Salary in South Dakota - $59,070 # 35
Music Teacher Salary in North Carolina - $57,660 # 36
Music Teacher Salary in Georgia - $60,180 # 37
Music Teacher Salary in Alabama - $60,690 # 38
Music Teacher Salary in Vermont - $50,400 # 39
Music Teacher Salary in Arkansas - $56,970 # 40
Music Teacher Salary in Wyoming - $59,360 # 41
Music Teacher Salary in Mississippi - $53,610 # 42
Music Teacher Salary in Louisiana - $54,700 # 43
Music Teacher Salary in Colorado - $53,640 # 44
Music Teacher Salary in South Carolina - $54,580 # 45
Music Teacher Salary in West Virginia - $52,530 # 46
Music Teacher Salary in Nevada - $40,570 # 47
Music Teacher Salary in Oklahoma - $52,010 # 48
Music Teacher Salary in Tennessee - $49,450 # 49
Music Teacher Salary in Montana - $49,850 # 50
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
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