Music therapist earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Music therapist salary by state

State Name Average Salary
California $79,890
District of Columbia $64,120
Washington $57,460
Connecticut $57,890
Nevada $59,120
New Jersey $58,100
Iowa $52,470
Massachusetts $50,880
Hawaii $55,000
Oregon $54,680
New York $53,970
Minnesota $54,460
Pennsylvania $45,900
Michigan $49,230
South Dakota $46,330
Wyoming $47,650
Arkansas $47,690
Arizona $47,740
Maine $48,060
Rhode Island $47,870
Colorado $47,200
Maryland $46,800
Florida $46,720
Utah $47,030
North Carolina $44,960
Virginia $45,180
New Hampshire $45,450
Illinois $44,060
Delaware $42,650
Missouri $43,060
Ohio $44,680
Kentucky $43,560
Wisconsin $43,950
Montana $41,900
Georgia $42,200
North Dakota $42,090
Vermont $38,500
Texas $43,260
Alabama $40,530
Indiana $38,580
South Carolina $41,590
Tennessee $40,260
Louisiana $38,980
Idaho $35,390
Nebraska $39,040
New Mexico $35,800
Mississippi $34,080
Oklahoma $35,650
Kansas $34,960
Puerto Rico $23,040

How do music therapist salaries compare to similar careers?

Music therapists earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than audio engineers but more than piano tuners.

Career Median Salary
Audio engineer salary $53K
Composer salary $52K
Recreational therapist salary $50K
Massage therapist salary $46K
Art therapist salary $48K
Music therapist salary $48K
Piano tuner salary $37K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)