Music teacher salary in United States
How much does a Music Teacher make in the United States?
Average base salary
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
Salaries by years of experience in the United States
|Years of experience||Per hour|
|Less than 1 year|
|1 to 2 years|
|3 to 5 years|
|6 to 9 years|
|More than 10 years|
Top companies for Music Teachers in United States
Highest paying cities for Music Teachers near United States
Where can a Music Teacher earn more?Compare salaries for Music Teachers in different locations
Best-paid skills and qualifications for Music Teachers
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.
|Year||Number of job openings on Indeed requiring this certification||Change from previous year|
|2017||7||increase by 7|
|2018||2||decrease by 71.43%|
|2019||3||increase by 50.00%|
Most common benefits for Music Teachers
- 401(k) matching
- Dental insurance
- Employee discount
- Flexible schedule
- Health insurance
- Life insurance
- Paid time off
- Professional development assistance
- Vision insurance
Salary satisfactionBased 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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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.
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.