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

GenderPercentages
Female57.0%
Male43.0%

Gender Pay Gap For Music Teacher

Women Earn 95¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men

male-income
Male Income
$60,755
female-income
Female Income
$57,714

Music Teacher Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the music teacher position over time.

Male
Female
100%
80%
60%
40%
20%
0%
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019

Music Teacher Gender By Year

YearMaleFemale
201047.01%52.99%
201147.36%52.64%
201247.77%52.23%
201347.96%52.04%
201447.44%52.56%
201548.02%51.98%
201648.05%51.95%
201747.88%52.12%
201848.52%51.48%
201944.03%55.97%

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.

Job TitleMaleFemale
Child Development Associate Teacher3%97%
Prekindergarten Teacher5%95%
Infant And Toddler Teacher5%95%
Music Teacher43%57%
Automotive Instructor96%4%
Automotive Technology Instructor96%4%
Auto Collision Repair Instructor98%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 RacePercentages
White72.6%
Hispanic or Latino11.9%
Black or African American10.0%
Asian3.4%
Unknown1.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native0.6%

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.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Music Teacher Race By Year

YearWhiteBlack or African AmericanAsianHispanic or Latino
201075.86%10.30%2.48%9.71%
201175.46%10.24%2.65%9.89%
201275.29%10.11%2.71%10.02%
201374.75%10.14%2.90%10.24%
201474.84%10.07%2.89%10.30%
201574.58%9.74%3.04%10.66%
201673.73%10.15%3.05%11.06%
201773.69%9.81%3.19%11.20%
201873.46%9.71%3.19%11.44%
201972.57%10.02%3.37%11.92%

Music Teacher Wage Gap By Race

Asian music teachers have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american music teachers have the lowest average salary at $57,857.
$62,000
$61,000
$60,000
$59,000
$58,000
$57,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
EthnicitySalary
Unknown$58,520
White$58,610
Black or African American$57,857
Asian$61,142
Hispanic or Latino$60,043

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Average Age of a Music Teacher

We determined the average age of music teachers based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Music Teacher Age By Race

RaceMale AgeFemale Age
Black or African American4244
Unknown3639
Asian3842
Hispanic or Latino4141
White4343
American Indian and Alaska Native40.545

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.

40+ years

30-40 years

20-30 years


Music Teacher Age

Music Teacher YearsPercentages
40+ years60%
30-40 years28%
20-30 years13%

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 DegreePercentages
Bachelors71%
Masters16%
Associate6%
High School Diploma3%
Other Degrees4%

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Music Teacher Wage Gap By Education

Music teachers with a Doctorate degree earn more than those without, at $59,772 annually. With a Masters degree, music teachers earn a median annual income of $57,714 compared to $47,678 for music teachers with an Bachelors degree.
$63,000
$60,000
$57,000
$54,000
$51,000
$48,000
$45,000
Master's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Doctorate Degree
EducationSalary
Master's Degree$57,714
Bachelor's Degree$47,678
Doctorate Degree$59,772

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.

Company Size

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

> 10,000

Music Teacher Jobs By Employer Size

Company SizePercentages
< 50 employees12%
50 - 100 employees6%
100 - 500 employees30%
500 - 1,000 employees12%
1,000 - 10,000 employees34%
> 10,000 employees6%

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.

Education

Public

Private

Government

Music Teacher Jobs By Sector

Company TypePercentages
Education76%
Public2%
Private15%
Government7%

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.

Education

Government

Non Profits

Health Care

Retail

Music Teacher Industry Statistics

IndustryPercentages
Education80%
Government7%
Non Profits2%
Health Care2%
Retail2%
Manufacturing1%
Finance1%
Internet1%
Construction1%
Professional1%

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

YearMusic Teacher Unemployment Rate
20102.82%
20112.96%
20122.53%
20132.43%
20141.86%
20151.70%
20161.52%
20171.41%
20181.53%
20191.62%

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

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Music Teacher Tenure

Number or YearsPercentages
Less than 1 year20%
1-2 years32%
3-4 years14%
5-7 years14%
8-10 years6%
11+ years14%

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 TitleLGBTJob Openings
Lead And Assistant Teacher5.48%66,821
Graduate Student Internship6.04%56,982
Music Teacher9.52%
Special Education Supervisor11.12%49,236
Life Sciences Instructor11.15%40,601
Writing Instructor12.94%25,147
Home Advisor16.25%77,547

Music Teacher LGBT Demographics

ProfessionPercentages of LGBT Job Openings
Lead And Assistant Teacher5.48%66,821
Graduate Student Internship6.04%56,982
Special Education Supervisor11.12%49,236
Life Sciences Instructor11.15%40,601
Writing Instructor12.94%25,147
Home Advisor16.25%77,547

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

Foreign LanguagePercentages
Spanish43.7%
French16.9%
German8.4%
Italian7.4%
Chinese4.1%
Other19.5%

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Music Teacher Heatmaps

Where Do Music Teachers Earn The Most?

Music teachers earn the most in Massachusetts, where the average music teacher salary is $67,799. The map here shows where music teachers earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Which State Has The Most Music Teachers?

By looking through more than 12,254 resumes, we found that the most popular places for music teachers are New York, NY and Chicago, IL.

Number of Music Teachers

Number Of Music Teacher Jobs By State

RankStateNumber of JobsAverage Salary
1California1,750$55,163
2Texas1,369$46,468
3Illinois1,332$51,300
4Florida1,285$44,184
5New Jersey936$59,747
6New York934$64,219
7Pennsylvania815$60,752
8Georgia701$51,015
9Maryland697$62,205
10Massachusetts696$67,799
11North Carolina647$48,522
12Michigan646$50,758
13Colorado634$41,165
14Virginia625$53,184
15Ohio586$54,937
16Indiana547$42,693
17Minnesota524$46,801
18Washington403$55,791
19Missouri366$40,344
20Tennessee352$40,495
21Arizona337$36,636
22Wisconsin315$44,893
23South Carolina313$38,796
24Nevada276$40,106
25Oklahoma249$39,609
26Kansas236$41,722
27Iowa231$51,197
28Connecticut227$57,552
29Oregon204$49,372
30New Mexico199$43,978
31New Hampshire187$47,504
32Louisiana169$40,565
33Alabama156$48,335
34Nebraska147$54,419
35Arkansas133$37,892
36Kentucky126$49,129
37District of Columbia116$66,709
38Utah114$38,121
39Idaho94$38,855
40Montana93$44,134
41Mississippi92$40,711
42Delaware91$48,119
43Rhode Island48$56,540
44Vermont43$50,507
45Maine40$41,988
46Wyoming35$47,342
47West Virginia24$44,137
48North Dakota20$46,074
49Alaska17$57,128
50South Dakota15$40,012
51Hawaii10$48,034

Music Teacher Demographics FAQs

How Many Music Teacher Are There In The Us?

There are over 30,150 Music Teachers in the United States.

What Percentage Of Music Teachers Are Black?

10.0% of Music Teachers are Black or African American

What Race Are Most Music Teachers?

Most a are White, with 72.6% of Music Teachers belonging to this ethnicity. 11.9% of Music Teachers are Hispanic or Latino, 10.0% of Music Teachers are Black or African American, 3.4% of Music Teachers are Asian, 1.5% of Music Teachers are Unknown, and 0.6% of Music Teachers are American Indian and Alaska Native

Are Music Teacher Jobs Male - Dominated ?

No, Music Teacher jobs are not male - dominated. 57% of Music Teachers are female, and 43% are male, so there are more female Music Teachers than male Music Teachers in the United States.

How Old Is The Average Music Teacher ?

The average Music Teacher is 43 years old. 60% of Music Teachers are 40+ years old or older, 28% are between the ages of 30-40 years, and 13% are between 20-30 years old

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