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Music Teacher salary in United States

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

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The average salary for a music teacher is $26.60 per hour in the United States. 4.5k salaries reported, updated at June 25, 2022.

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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. Kern Community College District
    21 reviews9 salaries reported
    $60.00per hour
  2. $44.85per hour
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Highest paying cities for Music Teachers in United States

  1. Washington, DC
    $33.23 per hour
    21 salaries reported
  2. Nashville, TN
    $31.52 per hour
    12 salaries reported
  3. Chicago, IL
    $29.65 per hour
    43 salaries reported
  1. New York, NY
    $28.67 per hour
    111 salaries reported
  2. Miami, FL
    $28.63 per hour
    43 salaries reported
  3. Charlotte, NC
    $27.28 per hour
    14 salaries reported
  1. Vancouver, WA
    $26.71 per hour
    6 salaries reported
  2. Houston, TX
    $25.88 per hour
    18 salaries reported
  3. San Diego, CA
    $23.55 per hour
    36 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 Certificationearn +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 $26.60 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

Truman State University
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Top fields of study
Music Degree

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top CertificationsSalaryJob openingsCompanies
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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?

Piano Teacher

4,197 job openings

Average $29.97 per hour

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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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