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How Much Does a Music Instructor Earn In The United States?

Music Instructor Salaries
Updated April 6, 2021
Average Yearly Salary
$48,000
$30,000
$48,000
$75,000
Music instructors in the United States make an average salary of $48,470 per year or $23.3 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $30,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $75,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Pennsylvania, Connecticut, California, Massachusetts, and Maryland provide the highest music instructor salaries.
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Where Music Instructors Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where music instructors earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

How Much Do Music Instructors Earn In Different Cities?

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to Pennsylvania, Connecticut and California, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for music instructors. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Wyoming, Montana, and Nevada.
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1. Washington, DC
$71,031
Avg. Salary
$27k
$96k
2. San Jose, CA
$67,777
Avg. Salary
$27k
$96k
3. Cambridge, MA
$62,956
Avg. Salary
$27k
$96k
4. Gaithersburg, MD
$61,315
Avg. Salary
$27k
$96k
5. Chandler, AZ
$59,000
Avg. Salary
$27k
$96k
6. New York, NY
$55,578
Avg. Salary
$27k
$96k

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Which Companies Pay Music Instructors The Most?

If you want to get paid the most as a music instructor, being employed by a company such as The Malvern School or Marlene & Nathan Addlestone Library - College of Charleston would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Musicians Institute and Pensacola Christian Academy also report highly competitive salaries for music instructors.
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Music Instructor Salary History

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    Recently Added Music Instructor Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Kern Comunity College District
    Kern Comunity College District
    Music Instructor-Instrumental (ONE or More Positions)
    Music Instructor-Instrumental (ONE or More Positions)
    Music Instructor-Instrumental (ONE or More Positions)
    Bakersfield, CA
    Bakersfield, CA
    01/14/2021
    01/14/2021
    $72,150
    $72,150
    01/14/2021
    Kern Comunity College District
    Kern Comunity College District
    Music Instructor-Adjunct Pool
    Music Instructor-Adjunct Pool
    Music Instructor-Adjunct Pool
    Bakersfield, CA
    Bakersfield, CA
    12/19/2020
    12/19/2020
    $125,220
    $125,220
    12/19/2020
    Music Instructor/Corps Piano Player
    Music Instructor/Corps Piano Player
    San Diego, CA
    San Diego, CA
    12/02/2020
    12/02/2020
    $31,305
    $31,305
    12/02/2020
    Salvation Army USA
    Salvation Army USA
    Kroc: Music Instructor
    Kroc: Music Instructor
    Kroc: Music Instructor
    Green Bay, WI
    Green Bay, WI
    06/26/2020
    06/26/2020
    $41,740
    $41,740
    06/26/2020
    Music Instructor/Corps Piano Player
    Music Instructor/Corps Piano Player
    San Diego, CA
    San Diego, CA
    06/13/2020
    06/13/2020
    $31,305
    $31,305
    06/13/2020
    Kern Comunity College District
    Kern Comunity College District
    Music Instructor-Adjunct Pool
    Music Instructor-Adjunct Pool
    Music Instructor-Adjunct Pool
    Bakersfield, CA
    Bakersfield, CA
    05/10/2020
    05/10/2020
    $125,220
    $125,220
    05/10/2020
    South Suburban Parks and Recreation
    South Suburban Parks and Recreation
    Music Instructor
    Music Instructor
    Music Instructor
    Centennial, CO
    Centennial, CO
    03/21/2020
    03/21/2020
    $25,566
    $25,566
    03/21/2020
    The Salvation Army-Metro Division
    The Salvation Army-Metro Division
    Kroc: Music Instructor
    Kroc: Music Instructor
    Kroc: Music Instructor
    Green Bay, WI
    Green Bay, WI
    03/19/2020
    03/19/2020
    $41,740
    $41,740
    03/19/2020
    Music Instructor
    Music Instructor
    Graham, NC
    Graham, NC
    03/12/2020
    03/12/2020
    $51,480
    $51,480
    03/12/2020
    Salvation Army USA
    Salvation Army USA
    Kroc: Music Instructor
    Kroc: Music Instructor
    Kroc: Music Instructor
    Green Bay, WI
    Green Bay, WI
    03/08/2020
    03/08/2020
    $41,740
    $41,740
    03/08/2020