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 conductors but more than recording engineers.

Career Median Salary
Conductor salary $50K
Composer salary $50K
Live sound engineer salary $31K
Luthier salary $31K
Recreational therapist salary $48K
Art therapist salary $48K
Music therapist salary $48K
Music producer salary $34K
Massage therapist salary $41K
Recording engineer salary $34K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)