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What is the average salary for Music Therapists in the United States?

Music Therapists earn an average hourly wage of $22.14. Hourly wages typically start from $13.05 and go up to $33.28. Music Therapists earn an average salary of $46,060 per year. Salaries typically start from $27,150 and go up to $69,230.

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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Highest

The top 10% of Music Therapists in the United States earn:

$33.28 an hour $69,230 per year
Senior

The top 25% of Music Therapists in the United States earn:

$27.34 an hour $56,860 per year
Experienced

The top 50% of Music Therapists in the United States earn:

$21.15 an hour $44,000 per year
Junior

The bottom 25% of Music Therapists in the United States earn:

$16.51 an hour $34,330 per year
Starting

The bottom 10% of Music Therapists in the United States earn:

$13.05 an hour $27,150 per year

Historical salary for Music Therapists in the United States

Music Therapist salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Music Therapist Salary in California $28.72 $59,730 # 1
Music Therapist Salary in Connecticut $26.34 $54,780 # 2
Music Therapist Salary in New Jersey $25.97 $54,010 # 3
Music Therapist Salary in New York $24.64 $51,260 # 4
Music Therapist Salary in District of Columbia $24.33 $50,600 # 5
Music Therapist Salary in Oregon $24.30 $50,550 # 6
Music Therapist Salary in Hawaii $23.58 $49,050 # 7
Music Therapist Salary in Washington $23.47 $48,820 # 8
Music Therapist Salary in Maryland $23.34 $48,550 # 9
Music Therapist Salary in Michigan $23.12 $48,090 # 10
Music Therapist Salary in Iowa $23.11 $48,070 # 11
Music Therapist Salary in West Virginia $23.01 $47,850 # 12
Music Therapist Salary in Arkansas $22.95 $47,740 # 13
Music Therapist Salary in Florida $22.74 $47,310 # 14
Music Therapist Salary in Minnesota $22.65 $47,110 # 15
Music Therapist Salary in Colorado $22.41 $46,610 # 16
Music Therapist Salary in Texas $22.34 $46,480 # 17
Music Therapist Salary in Wyoming $22.13 $46,040 # 18
Music Therapist Salary in Idaho $21.99 $45,750 # 19
Music Therapist Salary in Ohio $21.94 $45,630 # 20
Music Therapist Salary in New Hampshire $21.66 $45,060 # 21
Music Therapist Salary in Georgia $21.66 $45,050 # 22
Music Therapist Salary in Illinois $21.05 $43,780 # 23
Music Therapist Salary in Virginia $20.88 $43,430 # 24
Music Therapist Salary in North Carolina $20.75 $43,160 # 25
Music Therapist Salary in Pennsylvania $20.68 $43,010 # 26
Music Therapist Salary in Tennessee $20.55 $42,730 # 27
Music Therapist Salary in Arizona $20.44 $42,520 # 28
Music Therapist Salary in Kentucky $20.44 $42,510 # 29
Music Therapist Salary in Alabama $20.19 $42,000 # 30
Music Therapist Salary in Nevada $20.00 $41,600 # 31
Music Therapist Salary in Maine $19.34 $40,220 # 32
Music Therapist Salary in Louisiana $19.27 $40,080 # 33
Music Therapist Salary in Massachusetts $19.25 $40,040 # 34
Music Therapist Salary in Montana $19.18 $39,890 # 35
Music Therapist Salary in Vermont $19.17 $39,870 # 36
Music Therapist Salary in Wisconsin $18.99 $39,500 # 37
Music Therapist Salary in Utah $18.90 $39,300 # 38
Music Therapist Salary in Missouri $18.90 $39,300 # 39
Music Therapist Salary in New Mexico $18.73 $38,960 # 40
Music Therapist Salary in Delaware $18.69 $38,880 # 41
Music Therapist Salary in South Dakota $18.63 $38,750 # 42
Music Therapist Salary in North Dakota $18.16 $37,780 # 43
Music Therapist Salary in Nebraska $17.74 $36,900 # 44
Music Therapist Salary in Indiana $17.66 $36,740 # 45
Music Therapist Salary in South Carolina $17.35 $36,100 # 46
Music Therapist Salary in Rhode Island $17.15 $35,670 # 47
Music Therapist Salary in Oklahoma $17.12 $35,620 # 48
Music Therapist Salary in Kansas $16.94 $35,240 # 49
Music Therapist Salary in Mississippi $16.40 $34,120 # 50
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics