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  • $54,927
  • 122,500
  • 3.3
  • 12.0%
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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 an average yearly salary of $54,928. Salaries typically start from $23,765 and go up to $95,851.

Average Music Teacher Hourly Wage in the United States

Music Teachers earn an average hourly wage of $26.41. Hourly wages typically start from $11.43 and go up to $46.08.

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)

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

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Employment Type Mix

39%
Full-Time
61%
Part-Time

Source: CareerExplorer user data. View more Music Teacher demographics

Salary Satisfaction

3.0
SCORE
1164
RATINGS
Music Teachers average a score of 3.0 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Music Teachers in the 53th percentile of salary satisfaction.

Source: CareerExplorer user data. View more Music Teacher 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:

$46.08
an hour
$95,850.8
per year
Senior Music Teacher Earnings

Senior Music Teachers in the United States earn:

$32.62
an hour
$67,843.1
per year
Experienced Music Teacher Earnings

Experienced Music Teachers in the United States earn:

$23.03
an hour
$47,908.0
per year
Junior Music Teacher Earnings

Junior Music Teachers in the United States earn:

$15.71
an hour
$32,673.1
per year
Starting Music Teacher Earnings

Starting Music Teachers in the United States earn:

$11.43
an hour
$23,765.3
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Music Teacher Salary Comparison

Music Teachers earn more than 83% percent of similar careers in the United States.

Nurse Educator Salary $76k
School Psychologist Salary $73k
Professor Salary $69k
Talent Agent Salary $66k
Conductor Salary $59k
Music Teacher Salary $54k
Education Administrator Salary $53k
Piano Accompanist Salary $52k
Singer Salary $51k
Audio Engineer Salary $48k
Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)

Music Teacher salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Music Teacher Salary in New York $28.50 $59,285.9 # 1
Music Teacher Salary in United States $26.41 $54,927.7 # 2
Music Teacher Salary in Illinois $24.58 $51,132.3 # 3
Music Teacher Salary in Washington $24.20 $50,337.8 # 4
Music Teacher Salary in Texas $22.79 $47,413.1 # 5
Music Teacher Salary in California $22.03 $45,827.8 # 6
Music Teacher Salary in Utah $19.49 $40,543.3 # 7
Music Teacher Salary in Pennsylvania $19.32 $40,187.8 # 8
Music Teacher Salary in Tennessee $19.28 $40,098 # 9

Career Attributes

  • $54,927
  • 122,500
  • 3.3
  • 12.0%
More Attributes