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Music teacher salary in United States

How much does a Music Teacher make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $27.75
Low $16.20
High $47.53
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a music teacher is $27.75 per hour in the United States. 5.8k salaries reported, updated at December 1, 2023

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Top companies for Music Teachers in United States

  1. CogniTutor
    19 reviews79 salaries reported
    $37.77per hour
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Highest paying cities for Music Teachers near United States

  1. Jersey City, NJ
    $35.49 per hour
    13 salaries reported
  2. New York, NY
    $31.69 per hour
    91 salaries reported
  3. Chicago, IL
    $31.69 per hour
    80 salaries reported
  1. Irvine, CA
    $30.53 per hour
    32 salaries reported
  2. Houston, TX
    $24.94 per hour
    49 salaries reported
  3. San Antonio, TX
    $24.77 per hour
    20 salaries reported
  1. Orlando, FL
    $24.11 per hour
    14 salaries reported
  2. Tampa, FL
    $23.85 per hour
    25 salaries reported
  3. Jacksonville, FL
    $23.13 per hour
    24 salaries reported
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Where can a Music Teacher earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Music Teachers

Most recommended certification

Experiential Therapist Certification(earn +83.26% more)

The jobs requiring this certification have increase by 50.00% since 2018. Music Teachers with this certification earn +83.26% more than the average base salary, which is $27.75 per hour.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this certificationChange from previous year
20177increase by 7
20182decrease by 71.43%
20193increase by 50.00%

Top companies hiring Music Teachers with the recommended certification

Frederick County Public Schools
Global Placements
Vista College Preparatory Inc
Round Rock ISD
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Top fields of study
Music Degree

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top CertificationsSalaryJob openingsCompanies
2 jobs2
4 jobs6
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Most common benefits for Music Teachers

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 1,155 ratings

46% of Music Teachers in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?


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Common questions about salaries for a Music Teacher

How can I know if I am being paid fairly as a music teacher?

If you’re unsure about what salary is appropriate for a music teacher, visit Indeed's Salary Calculator to get a free, personalized pay range based on your location, industry and experience.

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How can a music teacher increase their earnings?

A music teacher can increase their earnings by pursuing an advanced degree in music or education or by teaching group music lessons or workshops rather than solo sessions.

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