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How Much Does an Instrumental Music Teacher Earn In The United States?

Instrumental Music Teacher Salaries
Updated April 6, 2021
Average Yearly Salary
$49,000
$33,000
$49,000
$74,000
Instrumental music teachers in the United States make an average salary of $49,922 per year or $24.0 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $33,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $74,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, California, and Michigan provide the highest instrumental music teacher salaries.
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Where Instrumental Music Teachers Earn The Most

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How Much Do Instrumental Music Teachers Earn In Different Cities?

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to Connecticut, Massachusetts and Maryland, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for instrumental music teachers. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Nevada, South Carolina, and Colorado.
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1. San Jose, CA
$64,427
Avg. Salary
$46k
$89k

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$36k
$40k

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Instrumental Music Teacher Salary History

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    Recently Added Instrumental Music Teacher Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    South Bay Union Elementary-Imperial Beach
    South Bay Union Elementary-Imperial Beach
    Instrumental Music Teacher-Grades
    Instrumental Music Teacher-Grades
    Instrumental Music Teacher-Grades
    Imperial Beach, CA
    Imperial Beach, CA
    12/15/2020
    12/15/2020
    $46,929
    $46,929
    12/15/2020
    Lake Tahoe Unified School District
    Lake Tahoe Unified School District
    Instrumental Music Teacher
    Instrumental Music Teacher
    Instrumental Music Teacher
    South Lake Tahoe, CA
    South Lake Tahoe, CA
    01/24/2020
    01/24/2020
    $49,999
    $49,999
    01/24/2020
    Ripon Unified
    Ripon Unified
    Instrumental Music Teacher
    Instrumental Music Teacher
    Instrumental Music Teacher
    Ripon, CA
    Ripon, CA
    01/22/2020
    01/22/2020
    $48,434
    $48,434
    01/22/2020
    Instrumental Music Teacher
    Instrumental Music Teacher
    Hemet, CA
    Hemet, CA
    10/18/2019
    10/18/2019
    $53,195
    $53,195
    10/18/2019
    Gilroy Unified
    Gilroy Unified
    Instrumental Music Teacher
    Instrumental Music Teacher
    Instrumental Music Teacher
    Gilroy, CA
    Gilroy, CA
    08/02/2019
    08/02/2019
    $53,849
    $53,849
    08/02/2019
    Alhambra Unified School District
    Alhambra Unified School District
    Instrumental Music Teacher
    Instrumental Music Teacher
    Instrumental Music Teacher
    Alhambra, CA
    Alhambra, CA
    08/02/2019
    08/02/2019
    $57,006
    $57,006
    08/02/2019
    Millbrae Elementary School District
    Millbrae Elementary School District
    Instrumental Music Teacher
    Instrumental Music Teacher
    Instrumental Music Teacher
    Millbrae, CA
    Millbrae, CA
    07/30/2019
    07/30/2019
    $52,898
    $52,898
    07/30/2019
    Instrumental Music Teacher
    Instrumental Music Teacher
    Montebello, CA
    Montebello, CA
    07/22/2019
    07/22/2019
    $57,163
    $57,163
    07/22/2019
    Legato Music School
    Legato Music School
    Music Teacher Trumpet and Other Brass Instruments
    Music Teacher Trumpet and Other Brass Instruments
    Music Teacher Trumpet and Other Brass Instruments
    San Jose, CA
    San Jose, CA
    07/03/2019
    07/03/2019
    $104,350
    $104,350
    07/03/2019
    Instrumental Music Teacher
    Instrumental Music Teacher
    Modesto, CA
    Modesto, CA
    06/28/2019
    06/28/2019
    $61,523
    $61,523
    06/28/2019