Updated August 18, 2021
Average Music Professor Salary
$63,000 yearly
$30.67 hourly

Entry level Salary
$45,000 yearly
$45,000
10 %
$63,000
Median
$88,000
90 %
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PercentileAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly Rate
90th Percentile$88,000$7,333$42
75th Percentile$75,000$6,250$36
Average$63,799$5,317$31
25th Percentile$53,000$4,417$25
10th Percentile$45,000$3,750$22

Average Music Professor Salary By State

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Music Professor average salary by State

StateAvg. salaryHourly rateJob Count
Alabama$63,992$30.77155
Alaska$61,796$29.7132
Arizona$75,062$36.0969
Arkansas$51,674$24.8443
California$73,576$35.37444
Colorado$44,139$21.22304
Connecticut$81,530$39.2063
Delaware$58,498$28.1213
District of Columbia$90,913$43.7177
Florida$54,289$26.10268
Georgia$58,937$28.34116
Hawaii$56,941$27.3810
Idaho$42,946$20.6518
Illinois$59,782$28.74234
Indiana$56,849$27.33122
Iowa$57,651$27.72101
Kansas$55,179$26.5370
Kentucky$59,867$28.78155
Louisiana$54,601$26.25143
Maine$50,734$24.3942
Maryland$79,148$38.05120
Massachusetts$79,413$38.18172
Michigan$73,461$35.32220
Minnesota$59,568$28.64145
Mississippi$48,801$23.46121
Missouri$56,338$27.09101
Montana$42,444$20.4133
Nebraska$58,989$28.3688
Nevada$46,118$22.1723
New Hampshire$66,336$31.8914
New Jersey$70,279$33.79271
New Mexico$43,544$20.9335
New York$67,686$32.54833
North Carolina$49,726$23.91192
North Dakota$55,142$26.5112
Ohio$56,228$27.03182
Oklahoma$46,723$22.4664
Oregon$55,701$26.78221
Pennsylvania$66,657$32.05433
Rhode Island$61,769$29.7039
South Carolina$46,377$22.30113
South Dakota$47,341$22.7646
Tennessee$53,499$25.72102
Texas$61,828$29.73816
Utah$56,928$27.37140
Vermont$52,838$25.4052
Virginia$58,801$28.27388
Washington$49,157$23.63126
West Virginia$43,251$20.79103
Wisconsin$55,880$26.87177
Wyoming$44,504$21.409

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Highest Paying Cities For Music Professor

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CityAvg. salaryHourly rate
Los Angeles, CA$72,586$34.90
Grand Rapids, MI$72,385$34.80
Fort Myers, FL$55,231$26.55

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How much does a Music Professor make?

The average Music Professor salary is $63,799 per year, or $30.67 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $45,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $88,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, Arizona, and California provide the highest Music Professor salaries.

Average Music Professor Salary Over Time

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Location
    YearAvg. salaryHourly rate% Change
    2022$63,800$30.67+4.3%
    2021$61,000$29.34-2.6%
    2020$62,600$30.10+4.8%
    2019$59,600$28.65+1.6%
    2018$58,600$28.19+2.3%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Teaching Artist

    Avg. salary: $59,488

    A Teaching Artist is responsible for teaching knowledge and skills in art, including drawing, painting, lettering, and art history. They also develop, submit, and implement lesson plans.
    8,168 Teaching Artist Jobs
    Director Of Instruction

    Avg. salary: $64,913

    The directors of instruction provide support to a faculty district associated with integrating technology into the curriculum and planning new instructional programs. These directors collaborate with other educational professionals like instructional designers, faculty members, and technology experts. The duties of these directors include managing of budget related to the areas of responsibility, serving as the district assessment coordinator, and coordinating assigned district programs. This position shows that directors are qualified to know school improvement strategies, experienced in developing a positive school climate, and excellent in the teaching and learning process.
    14,475 Director Of Instruction Jobs
    Piano Teacher

    Avg. salary: $51,098

    Piano Teachers are responsible for teaching piano lessons and sustaining student progress by explaining and demonstrating various piano techniques. They develop and execute class plans, and prepare course materials such as syllabi and homework assignments.
    46,118 Piano Teacher Jobs
    Art Coordinator

    Avg. salary: $53,929

    An Art Coordinator oversees art programs to ensure everything runs smoothly and efficiently. Their duties include setting objectives and guidelines, conceptualizing plans, liaising with internal and external parties, delegating tasks among staff, and arranging various activities. They also produce progress reports, coordinate with artists, and resolve conflicts should any arise. When it comes to employment, an Art Coordinator may work at galleries, museums, art studios, learning institutions, and private companies.
    37,053 Art Coordinator Jobs
    Art Instructor

    Avg. salary: $46,843

    An art instructor is responsible for providing instructions on art activities, as well as preparing lectures about the art industry. Art instructors share techniques and keep a sufficient amount of art materials for practical use. They also evaluate students' art outputs and give them constructive feedback for development. An art instructor must encourage the students to boost their self-confidence about their craft and guide them to achieve their maximum potential. Art instructors must have excellent knowledge of the art industry, including its importance and history for the students' easy comprehension.
    23,098 Art Instructor Jobs
    Art Educator

    Avg. salary: $48,862

    Art Educators are hired to enhance humanities subjects and give students different ways to appreciate art in various forms. In museums, Art Educators work as both curators, guides for visitors and art lovers. They shape a community's culture, and it is their job to enrich the minds of people and enjoy the sheer beauty of art.

    10,737 Art Educator Jobs
    Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly RateJob Openings
    Teaching Artist$59,489$4,957$28.608,168
    Director Of Instruction$64,913$5,409$31.2114,475
    Piano Teacher$51,098$4,258$24.5746,118
    Art Coordinator$53,929$4,494$25.9337,053
    Art Instructor$46,844$3,904$22.5223,098
    Art Educator$48,863$4,072$23.4910,737
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    1$63,799
    2$63,799
    3$54,616

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    Recently Added Music Professor Salaries

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    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    Grayson CollegeAdjunct Music Professor-PercussionDenison, TX07/09/2021$83,480
    Tyler Junior CollegeProfessor, Music and Applied BrassTyler, TX02/20/2020$37,796
    University of RochesterProfessor of MusicRochester, NY03/20/2019$90,000
    Gordon CollegeTeaching Professor In MusicWenham, MA06/01/2017$51,230
    The University of AkronProfessor of Instruction Music [Flute]Akron, OH03/02/2017$42,000
    The General Assembly of Conservation Reformed Presbyterian Churches UsMusic ProfessorLos Angeles, CA02/11/2015$45,630
    Midwest UniversityProfessor In Music StudiesAnnandale, VA08/21/2014$38,970
    Chong Shin University In U.S.A.Professor of Church MusicLos Angeles, CA03/21/2014$45,956
    Texas A&M University Corpus ChristiProfessor of MusicCorpus Christi, TX01/17/2013$52,961
    World Mission UniversityMusic ProfessorLos Angeles, CA08/22/2012$56,140

    Average Music Professor Salary by Demographic

    Music Professor Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $63,079
    female-income
    Female Income
    $61,509
    GenderIncome
    Male$63,079
    Female$61,509
    Median Music Professor Income by Race
    Asian Music Professors have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Hispanic or Latino Music Professors have the lowest average salary at $61,791.
    $65,000
    $52,000
    $39,000
    $26,000
    $13,000
    $0
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    EthnicitySalary
    White$62,246
    Black or African American$61,856
    Asian$63,434
    Hispanic or Latino$61,791
    Average Music Professor Salary by Education Level
    $75,000
    $60,000
    $45,000
    $30,000
    $15,000
    $0
    Master's Degree
    Doctorate Degree
    EducationSalary
    Master's Degree$61,509
    Doctorate Degree$70,169