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Updated July 11, 2022

Average Piano Teacher Salary

$55,053 yearly
To create our salary estimates, Zippia starts with data published in publicly available sources such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Foreign Labor Certification Data Center (FLC) Show More

$26.47 hourly

Entry level Salary
$41,000 yearly
$41,000
10 %
$55,053
Median
$73,000
90 %

How much does a Piano Teacher make?

Piano teachers make $55,053 per year on average, or $26.47 per hour, in the United States. Piano teachers on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $41,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $73,000.

Location impacts how much a piano teacher can expect to make. Piano teachers make the most in New York, California, North Carolina, Florida, and Pennsylvania.

Highest Paying States For Piano Teachers

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

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Piano Teacher average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1Florida$74,375$35.761,264
2North Carolina$74,554$35.84763
3Pennsylvania$73,687$35.43889
4New York$78,508$37.74897
5District of Columbia$86,652$41.66112
6Michigan$69,925$33.62613
7Maryland$70,645$33.96675
8California$75,694$36.391,702
9Georgia$66,770$32.10696
10Alabama$69,390$33.36153
11Nebraska$62,972$30.27169
12Massachusetts$66,816$32.12668
13Connecticut$71,582$34.4177
14Ohio$62,262$29.93641
15Mississippi$64,603$31.0698
16Delaware$63,053$30.3191
17South Carolina$60,569$29.12361
18Tennessee$61,628$29.63369
19Texas$59,087$28.411,665
20Virginia$63,438$30.50650
21Minnesota$59,637$28.67589
22Louisiana$62,393$30.00169
23Alaska$65,509$31.4919
24Oregon$63,219$30.39233
25Missouri$59,444$28.58398
26Iowa$58,734$28.24227
27New Jersey$58,106$27.94957
28Illinois$56,821$27.321,266
29Arkansas$58,321$28.04132
30New Hampshire$55,407$26.64167
31Idaho$57,846$27.8193
32Indiana$52,657$25.32529
33Kentucky$57,125$27.46126
34Rhode Island$57,920$27.8553
35Oklahoma$50,358$24.21283
36Wisconsin$54,324$26.12313
37Kansas$50,633$24.34232
38New Mexico$48,105$23.13209
39North Dakota$54,936$26.4120
40Colorado$48,478$23.31594
41Utah$54,554$26.23137
42Montana$46,922$22.56108
43Washington$54,031$25.98401
44Arizona$53,163$25.56146
45Hawaii$55,815$26.8310
46Vermont$49,314$23.7140
47South Dakota$50,552$24.3017
48Maine$48,718$23.4240
49Wyoming$43,845$21.0836
50Nevada$46,571$22.39101
51West Virginia$39,070$18.7822

Highest Paying Cities For Piano Teachers

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Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1San Francisco, CA$80,674$38.79
2New York, NY$79,397$38.17
3Haverford, PA$74,545$35.84
4Tallahassee, FL$72,430$34.82
5Owings Mills, MD$70,714$34.00
6Shrewsbury, MA$67,057$32.24
7Norfolk, VA$63,567$30.56
8Omaha, NE$63,438$30.50
9Portland, OR$62,446$30.02
10Houston, TX$60,185$28.94
11East Brunswick, NJ$58,361$28.06
12Chicago, IL$57,082$27.44
13Seattle, WA$54,889$26.39
14Brownsburg, IN$52,565$25.27
15Reno, NV$48,799$23.46

Piano Teacher Salary Details

Piano Teacher Salary

What is a Piano Teacher's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$73,000$6,083$35
75th Percentile$64,000$5,333$31
Average$55,053$4,588$26
25th Percentile$47,000$3,917$23
10th Percentile$41,000$3,417$20

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
Director Of Instruction$66,455$5,538$31.954,904
Art Instructor$43,489$3,624$20.9127,158
Art Educator$52,036$4,336$25.0242,617
Visiting Professor$97,169$8,097$46.7227,139
Music Instructor$57,826$4,819$27.8026,788
Music Internship$64,948$5,412$31.2349,414

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Which Companies Pay Piano Teachers The Most?

The highest paying companies for piano teachers are The Monarch School and University of Michigan according to our most recent salary estimates. In addition, companies like Music Institute of Chicago and Converse University report highly competitive wages for piano teachers.
Rank  Company  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
1The Monarch School$102,773$49.413
2University of Michigan$93,657$45.031
3Music Institute of Chicago$67,335$32.37
4Converse University$66,260$31.86
5Christ's Church$62,139$29.87
6KIPP DC$57,522$27.65172
7CARE$56,411$27.121
8Permian High School$52,585$25.28
9Polly's Pies$52,080$25.04
10Saint Louis School$51,664$24.84
11The Suzuki School$48,593$23.361
12The Boys' Club of New York$41,880$20.13

How Much Do Piano Teachers Make In Different Industries?

Here are some examples of how much a piano teacher salaries can based on different industries:

  1. The manufacturing industry pays piano teachers an average salary of $62,228

  2. The media industry pay $59,885

  3. The lowest paying industry for piano teachers is the non profits industry. Piano teachers in this industry earn an average salary of $43,357

Highest Paying Industries For Piano Teachers

Rank  Industry  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Manufacturing$62,228$29.92
2Media$59,885$28.79
3Education$55,390$26.63
4Non Profits$43,357$20.84

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Piano Teacher Salary Trends

Average Piano Teacher Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

    Piano Teacher Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$55,100$26.47+0.2%
    2021$54,900$26.41-0.6%
    2020$55,300$26.57+4.3%
    2019$52,900$25.42-2.6%
    2018$54,200$26.07+4.8%

    Recently Added Piano Teacher Salaries

    Company  Job  Location  Date Added  Salary  
    Lake Cook Music Studio LLCPiano Teacher at Lake Cook Music Studio LLCBuffalo Grove, IL05/20/2022$41,740
    School of RockVocal and Piano TeachersNaperville, IL05/08/2022$41,740
    All Things MusikPiano Teacher-Music InstructorMaple Grove, MN04/27/2022$87,654
    Boys Club of New YorkPiano Teacher--Summer CycleNew York, NY04/18/2022$62,610
    Boys Club of NyPiano Teacher--Summer CycleNew York, NY04/17/2022$62,610
    Practice Queens MusicPiano TeacherSunnyvale, CA04/02/2022$104,350
    Edgewood High School of The Sacred Heart, Inc.Piano Teacher and Cultural LiaisonMadison, WI10/20/2021$43,850
    ISMA Syosset, LLCVoice and Piano TeacherSyosset, NY09/29/2021$70,958
    JobgetPiano TeacherCoronado, CA08/04/2021$83,480
    Arts for All Inc.Piano TeacherOmaha, NE08/04/2021$35,479

    Piano Teacher Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Piano Teachers the most?

    New York pays Piano Teachers the most in the United States, with an average salary of $86,652 per year, or $41.66 per hour.

    How do I know if I'm being paid fairly as a Piano Teacher?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as a Piano Teacher if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in New York you should be paid close to $78,508 per year.

    What type of Piano Teacher gets paid the most?

    Professor gets paid the most. Professor made a median salary of $158,407. The best-paid 10 percent make $217,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $115,000.

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