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Working As A Music Therapist

  • $52,590

    Average Salary

What Does A Music Therapist Do

A Music Therapist uses music within a therapeutic environment to treat those suffering from a variety of issues. They help clients develop an increased self-awareness and report their progress to families, bosses, or relevant agencies.

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Music Therapist Demographics

Gender

Female

76.6%

Male

20.5%

Unknown

2.9%
Ethnicity

White

65.5%

Hispanic or Latino

11.4%

Black or African American

11.2%

Asian

8.8%

Unknown

3.1%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

40.9%

French

13.6%

Chinese

9.1%

Italian

9.1%

Korean

6.8%

Mandarin

4.5%

Portuguese

2.3%

Braille

2.3%

Dakota

2.3%

Javanese

2.3%

German

2.3%

Carrier

2.3%

Kinyarwanda

2.3%
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Music Therapist Education

Schools

New York University

8.6%

Florida State University

8.6%

Temple University

7.7%

Shenandoah University

7.3%

Drexel University

6.4%

Colorado State University

6.0%

Berklee College of Music

5.2%

Radford University

4.7%

Lesley University

4.7%

Molloy College

4.7%

Illinois State University

4.3%

State University of New York College at New Paltz

4.3%

Ohio University -

3.9%

Immaculata University

3.9%

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College

3.4%

University of Miami

3.4%

Montclair State University

3.4%

Sam Houston State University

3.4%

Western Michigan University

3.0%

University of Kansas

3.0%
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Majors

Rehabilitation Science

63.0%

Music

6.8%

Social Work

3.4%

Education

3.4%

General Education, Specific Areas

2.8%

Physical Therapy

2.5%

Psychology

2.3%

Special Education

2.1%

Business

1.9%

School Counseling

1.7%

Mental Health Counseling

1.7%

Counseling Psychology

1.3%

Family Therapy

1.1%

Clinical Psychology

1.1%

Theology

1.1%

Health Care Administration

0.9%

Elementary Education

0.8%

Nursing

0.8%

Educational Leadership

0.8%

Management

0.6%
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Degrees

Masters

43.4%

Bachelors

34.7%

Other

13.8%

Certificate

3.8%

Doctorate

2.7%

Associate

1.2%

Diploma

0.3%
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Real Music Therapist Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Music Therapist Institute for Music and Neurologic Function New York, NY Feb 29, 2016 $73,045
Music Therapist Taylor's Music Store & Studios West Chester, PA Oct 01, 2010 $73,045
Music Therapist Institute for Music and Neurologic Function New York, NY Sep 25, 2012 $73,045
Music Therapist Institute for Music and Neurologic Function New York, NY Sep 15, 2012 $73,045
Music Therapist Metro Music Therapy, Inc. CO Sep 21, 2012 $64,697
Music Therapist Institute for Music and Neurologic Function New York, NY Oct 01, 2010 $62,610
Music Therapist The Ohio State University Columbus, OH Jul 01, 2010 $62,360
Music Therapist Coalinga State Hospital Coalinga, CA Sep 15, 2014 $62,000
Music Therapist Coalinga State Hospital Coalinga, CA May 17, 2011 $61,898
Music Therapist Coalinga State Hospital Coalinga, CA Oct 01, 2011 $61,898
Music Therapist Camphill Communities California Soquel, CA Oct 09, 2013 $60,000
Recreational Therapist/Music Therapist II South Shore Mental Health Center, Inc. Quincy, MA May 02, 2016 $49,920
Music Therapist Arts Educator Group, Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Sep 22, 2016 $48,110
Recreational Therapist/Music Therapist South Shore Mental Health Center Inc. Quincy, MA Mar 03, 2014 $47,840
Music Therapist Nationwide Children's Hospital, Inc. Columbus, OH Nov 05, 2012 $45,914
Music Therapist Meaningful Day Services Inc. Brownsburg, IN May 05, 2016 $45,914 -
$50,088
Music Therapist Grafton Schools Inc. Berryville, VA Apr 30, 2011 $45,359
Music Therapist Grafton Schools, Inc. Berryville, VA Oct 01, 2012 $45,359
Music Therapist The Center for Neurological and Neurodevelopmental Gibbsboro, NJ Sep 19, 2013 $38,526
Music Therapist The Center for Neurological and Neurodevelopmental Rochelle Park, NJ Sep 19, 2013 $38,526
Music Therapist Behavior Services & Therapy South Bend, IN Sep 06, 2010 $38,025
Music Therapist Behavior Services & Therapy, Inc. South Bend, IN Sep 06, 2010 $38,025
Music Therapist Mimi Sinclair Cincinnati, OH Apr 01, 2010 $37,752
Music Therapist Heartshare-Human Services of New York Richmond, NY Aug 01, 2013 $37,590
Music Therapist Heartshare Human Services of New York New York, NY Aug 16, 2010 $37,590
Music Therapist (Rehabilitation) Therapeutic Life Skills, Inc. Arlington, TX Oct 01, 2011 $37,587

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Top Skills for A Music Therapist

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  1. Art Therapist
  2. Physical Therapy
  3. Group Therapy Sessions
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  • Collaborated on a multidisciplinary team that included a child psychologist, art therapist, occupational therapists, and early childhood teachers.
  • Co-created and co-lead professional in-services with Physical Therapycolleague at universities and social/health agencies in Tampa, FL.
  • Designed and implemented group therapy sessions centered around using music as a coping skill.
  • Maintain the clinical and administrative documentation, including progress notes, treatment plans, and departmental requirements associated with services rendered.
  • Coordinated, developed and maintained a Music Therapy program for individuals diagnosed with developmental challenges.

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