Music therapist earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Music therapist salary by state

State Name Average Salary
California $78,610
District of Columbia $76,230
New Jersey $61,160
Oregon $60,190
Connecticut $59,770
New York $59,770
Washington $59,080
Illinois $57,970
Hawaii $55,000
Texas $54,410
New Hampshire $54,040
Nebraska $50,000
Pennsylvania $48,660
Arizona $48,380
Maine $48,350
Wyoming $48,170
Minnesota $47,940
Rhode Island $47,870
Massachusetts $47,850
Idaho $47,670
Maryland $47,610
Michigan $47,610
Kentucky $47,570
Ohio $47,360
Nevada $47,010
Arkansas $47,000
Wisconsin $47,000
Virginia $46,910
North Carolina $46,870
Iowa $46,730
Missouri $46,690
South Carolina $46,690
Alabama $46,660
Colorado $46,660
Florida $46,660
Georgia $46,640
Louisiana $46,640
South Dakota $46,330
North Dakota $42,090
Montana $41,900
Tennessee $38,840
Vermont $38,500
Utah $37,850
Indiana $37,840
New Mexico $37,240
Oklahoma $37,020
Delaware $36,990
West Virginia $36,710
Mississippi $29,730
Kansas $29,680
Puerto Rico $28,360

How do music therapist salaries compare to similar careers?

Music therapists earn 9% less than similar careers in the United States. On average, they make less than chiropractors but more than piano tuners.

Career Median Salary
Chiropractor salary $75K
Audio engineer salary $60K
Composer salary $49K
Conductor salary $49K
Midwife salary $59K
Art therapist salary $48K
Music therapist salary $48K
Recreational therapist salary $48K
Massage therapist salary $47K
Piano tuner salary $37K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)