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

Music Teacher Salaries
Updated April 6, 2021
Average Yearly Salary
$50,000
$36,000
$50,000
$70,000
Music teachers in the United States make an average salary of $50,611 per year or $24.33 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $36,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $70,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Oregon provide the highest music teacher salaries.
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Where Music Teachers Earn The Most

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

Average Salary

How Much Do Music Teachers Earn In Different Cities?

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for a music teacher is roughly $50,611 per year, which boils down to $24.33 per hour. Interestingly enough, music teachers have the highest salaries in Boston, MA at about $72,017 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in Boston, MA is $47,000. Additionally, music teachers make more than the average salary in Washington, DC, New York, NY, San Mateo, CA, Baltimore, MD, and Ann Arbor, MI. On a more broad level, music teacher salaries are highest in Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island. On the contrary, Louisiana, South Carolina, and Florida offer the lowest music teacher salaries.
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1. Boston, MA
$72,017
Avg. Salary
$27k
$90k
2. Washington, DC
$67,924
Avg. Salary
$27k
$90k
3. New York, NY
$67,300
Avg. Salary
$27k
$90k
4. San Mateo, CA
$60,114
Avg. Salary
$27k
$90k
5. Baltimore, MD
$59,038
Avg. Salary
$27k
$90k
6. Ann Arbor, MI
$58,539
Avg. Salary
$27k
$90k

High Paying Music Teacher Jobs

Which Companies Pay Music Teachers The Most?

To earn a high income as a music teacher, working for University of Minnesota or Potomac High School might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like University of California Press and The University of Iowa report highly competitive wages for music teachers.
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Music Teacher Salary History

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    Recently Added Music Teacher Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Music Prep .074 Teacher | John Baldwin Elementary
    Music Prep .074 Teacher | John Baldwin Elementary
    Danville, CA
    Danville, CA
    01/27/2021
    01/27/2021
    $48,192
    $48,192
    01/27/2021
    Austin Independent School District
    Austin Independent School District
    Teacher-MS Music Tech
    Teacher-MS Music Tech
    Teacher-MS Music Tech
    Austin, TX
    Austin, TX
    01/20/2021
    01/20/2021
    $51,000
    $51,000
    01/20/2021
    Secondary Music Teacher (Band/Orchestra and/or Choir Candidate Pool)
    Secondary Music Teacher (Band/Orchestra and/or Choir Candidate Pool)
    San Bernardino, CA
    San Bernardino, CA
    01/09/2021
    01/09/2021
    $56,455
    $56,455
    01/09/2021
    Music Teacher Middle School
    Music Teacher Middle School
    San Jose, CA
    San Jose, CA
    01/08/2021
    01/08/2021
    $57,426
    $57,426
    01/08/2021
    Democracy Prep Public Schools
    Democracy Prep Public Schools
    Music Academy Teacher
    Music Academy Teacher
    Music Academy Teacher
    New York, NY
    New York, NY
    12/31/2020
    12/31/2020
    $62,610
    $62,610
    12/31/2020
    Yuba City Unified School District
    Yuba City Unified School District
    Music Teacher-Itinerant @ Yuba City Unified School District
    Music Teacher-Itinerant @ Yuba City Unified School District
    Music Teacher-Itinerant @ Yuba City Unified School District
    Yuba City, CA
    Yuba City, CA
    12/11/2020
    12/11/2020
    $49,072
    $49,072
    12/11/2020
    Music Teacher Position #60010906
    Music Teacher Position #60010906
    Spartanburg, SC
    Spartanburg, SC
    12/09/2020
    12/09/2020
    $36,457
    $36,457
    12/09/2020
    Re-1 Valley School District
    Re-1 Valley School District
    Music Teacher-Primary Elementary
    Music Teacher-Primary Elementary
    Music Teacher-Primary Elementary
    Sterling, CO
    Sterling, CO
    12/06/2020
    12/06/2020
    $33,000
    $33,000
    12/06/2020
    Academies of Math and Science
    Academies of Math and Science
    Elementary Music Teacher
    Elementary Music Teacher
    Elementary Music Teacher
    Glendale, AZ
    Glendale, AZ
    09/30/2020
    09/30/2020
    $40,000
    $40,000
    09/30/2020
    DAE LIC Teacher-Instr Music
    DAE LIC Teacher-Instr Music
    Saint Paul, MN
    Saint Paul, MN
    09/27/2020
    09/27/2020
    $58,123
    $58,123
    09/27/2020