Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for music teachers in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:
- There are over 31,862 music teachers currently employed in the United States.
- 57.0% of all music teachers are women, while 43.0% are men.
- The average age of an employed music teacher is 42 years old.
- The most common ethnicity of music teachers is White (72.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (11.9%), Black or African American (10.0%) and Asian (3.4%).
- Music teachers are most in-demand in Las Vegas, NV.
- The manufacturing industry is the highest-paying for music teachers.
- Boston, MA pays an annual average wage of $67,695, the highest in the US.
- In 2021, women earned 95% of what men earned.
- 10% of all music teachers are LGBT.
- Massachusetts is the best state for music teachers to live.
- Music teachers are 76% more likely to work at education companies in comparison to private companies.
Music Teacher Statistics By Gender
57.0% of music teachers are women and 43.0% of music teachers are men.
- Female, 57.0%
- Male, 43.0%
Music Teachers By Gender
Gender Pay Gap For Music Teacher
Women Earn 95¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men
Music Teacher Gender Over Time
This data shows how men and women predominate in the music teacher position over time.
Music Teacher Gender By Year
Music Teacher Male to Female Ratio
We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, auto collision repair instructor and automotive technology instructor have the biggest difference in gender.
|Child Development Associate Teacher||3%||97%|
|Infant And Toddler Teacher||5%||95%|
|Automotive Technology Instructor||96%||4%|
|Auto Collision Repair Instructor||98%||2%|
Music Teacher Statistics By Race
The most common ethnicity among music teachers is White, which makes up 72.6% of all music teachers. Comparatively, there are 11.9% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 10.0% of the Black or African American ethnicity.
- White, 72.6%
- Hispanic or Latino, 11.9%
- Black or African American, 10.0%
- Asian, 3.4%
- Unknown, 1.5%
- American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.6%
Music Teacher Race
|Music Teacher Race||Percentages|
|Hispanic or Latino||11.9%|
|Black or African American||10.0%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||0.6%|
Music Teacher Race And Ethnicity Over Time
Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2010-2019 among music teachers.
- Hispanic or Latino
- Black or African American
Music Teacher Race By Year
|Year||White||Black or African American||Asian||Hispanic or Latino|
Music Teacher Wage Gap By Race
|Black or African American||$57,857|
|Hispanic or Latino||$60,043|
Music Teacher JOBS
Average Age of a Music Teacher
We determined the average age of music teachers based on ethnicity and gender.
Music Teacher Age By Race
|Race||Male Age||Female Age|
|Black or African American||42||44|
|Hispanic or Latino||41||41|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||40.5||45|
Music Teacher Age Breakdown
This chart breaks down the ages of music teacher employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of music teachers is 40+ years old, which represents 60% of the population.
Music Teacher Age
|Music Teacher Years||Percentages|
Types of Music Teacher Degree Levels
The most common degree for music teachers is bachelor's degree 71% of music teachers earn that degree. A close second is master's degree with 16% and rounding it off is associate degree with 6%.
- Bachelors, 71%
- Masters, 16%
- Associate, 6%
- High School Diploma, 3%
- Other Degrees, 4%
Music Teachers By Education
|Music Teacher Degree||Percentages|
|High School Diploma||3%|
Music Teacher Jobs You Might Like
Music Teacher Wage Gap By Education
Music Teacher Employment Statistics
This section highlights information about where music teachers work. We found most music teachers work for a education company. In addition, the industry that employs the most music teachers is the media industry.
We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire music teachers.
< 50 employees
50 - 100 employees
100 - 500 employees
500 - 1,000 employees
1,000 - 10,000 employees
Music Teacher Jobs By Employer Size
|< 50 employees||12%|
|50 - 100 employees||6%|
|100 - 500 employees||30%|
|500 - 1,000 employees||12%|
|1,000 - 10,000 employees||34%|
|> 10,000 employees||6%|
The Types Of Companies Music Teacher Work In
Employees with the music teacher job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most music teachers prefer to work at education companies over private companies.
Music Teacher Jobs By Sector
Top Industries Hiring Music Teachers
Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ music teachers. Those industries include media, education and retail.
Music Teacher Turnover And Employment Statistics
Music Teacher Unemployment Rate Over Time
The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of music teachers changed.
- Unemployment rate
Music Teacher Unemployment Rate By Year
|Year||Music Teacher Unemployment Rate|
The Average Number of Years That Music Teacher Stay in a Job
By looking over 12,254 music teachers resumes, we figured out that the average music teacher enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 32%.
Less than one year
Music Teacher Tenure
|Number or Years||Percentages|
|Less than 1 year||20%|
Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Music Teachers with Other Job Titles
After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to music teachers.
|Job Title||LGBT||Job Openings|
|Lead And Assistant Teacher||5.48%||66,821|
|Graduate Student Internship||6.04%||56,982|
|Special Education Supervisor||11.12%||49,236|
|Life Sciences Instructor||11.15%||40,601|
Foreign Languages Spoken By Music Teachers
The most common foreign language among music teachers is Spanish at 43.7%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 16.9% and German is the third-most popular at 8.4%.
- Spanish, 43.7%
- French, 16.9%
- German, 8.4%
- Italian, 7.4%
- Chinese, 4.1%
- Other, 19.5%
Music Teacher Languages Spoken