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Working as a Strings Teacher

There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a strings teacher. For example, did you know that they make an average of $24.52 an hour? That's $51,008 a year!

Between 2018 and 2028, the career is expected to grow 11% and produce 155,000 job opportunities across the U.S.

What Does a Strings Teacher Do

There are certain skills that many strings teachers have in order to accomplish their responsibilities. By taking a look through resumes, we were able to narrow down the most common skills for a person in this position. We discovered that a lot of resumes listed speaking skills, physical stamina and writing skills.

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a strings teacher, we found that a lot of resumes listed 27.0% of strings teachers included private violin lessons, while 15.1% of resumes included classroom management, and 11.9% of resumes included string instruments. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the strings teacher job title. But what industry to start with? Most strings teachers actually find jobs in the education and non profits industries.

How To Become a Strings Teacher

If you're interested in becoming a strings teacher, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 50.0% of strings teachers have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 39.1% of strings teachers have master's degrees. Even though most strings teachers have a college degree, it's impossible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a strings teacher. When we researched the most common majors for a strings teacher, we found that they most commonly earn bachelor's degree degrees or master's degree degrees. Other degrees that we often see on strings teacher resumes include diploma degrees or doctoral degree degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a strings teacher. In fact, many strings teacher jobs require experience in a role such as music teacher. Meanwhile, many strings teachers also have previous career experience in roles such as teacher or principal.

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Average Salary$51,008
Job Growth Rate11%

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Strings Teacher Career Paths

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Average Salary for a Strings Teacher

Strings Teachers in America make an average salary of $51,008 per year or $25 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $80,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $32,000 per year.
Average Salary
$51,008

Best Paying Cities

City
Average Salary
Omaha, NE
Salary Range54k - 97k$72k$72,421
Springfield, OH
Salary Range53k - 93k$71k$70,721
Lake Oswego, OR
Salary Range47k - 87k$65k$64,537
Shreveport, LA
Salary Range43k - 77k$59k$58,510
$43k
$97k

Recently Added Salaries

Job TitleCompanyCompanyStart DateSalary
Strings Director (Teacher)
Strings Director (Teacher)
St. Robert Parish
St. Robert Parish
09/09/2019
09/09/2019
$42,76309/09/2019
$42,763
Strings Director (Teacher)
Strings Director (Teacher)
St. Robert Parish
St. Robert Parish
08/29/2019
08/29/2019
$42,76308/29/2019
$42,763
Strings Teacher
Strings Teacher
Lake Oswego School District
Lake Oswego School District
08/24/2019
08/24/2019
$123,13308/24/2019
$123,133
Strings Teacher
Strings Teacher
Lake Oswego School District
Lake Oswego School District
06/08/2019
06/08/2019
$123,13306/08/2019
$123,133
Strings Teacher
Strings Teacher
Omaha Conservatory of Music
Omaha Conservatory of Music
03/26/2019
03/26/2019
$31,84803/26/2019
$31,848
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Strings Teacher Demographics

Gender

female

55.4 %

male

39.6 %

unknown

5.0 %

Ethnicity

White

70.5 %

Asian

9.8 %

Hispanic or Latino

9.6 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

50.0 %

French

25.0 %

Mandarin

8.3 %
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Strings Teacher Education

Majors

Music
25.7 %
Education
16.2 %

Degrees

Bachelors

50.0 %

Masters

39.1 %

Diploma

4.7 %

Top Colleges for Strings Teachers

1. Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

In-State Tuition
$54,568
Enrollment
8,451

2. University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

In-State Tuition
$55,584
Enrollment
10,764

3. Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

In-State Tuition
$50,420
Enrollment
7,582

4. Columbia University in the City of New York

New York, NY

In-State Tuition
$59,430
Enrollment
8,216

5. Stanford University

Stanford, CA

In-State Tuition
$51,354
Enrollment
7,083

6. University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA

In-State Tuition
$56,225
Enrollment
19,548

7. University of Texas at Austin

Austin, TX

In-State Tuition
$10,610
Enrollment
40,329

8. Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

In-State Tuition
$55,188
Enrollment
15,105

9. New York University

New York, NY

In-State Tuition
$51,828
Enrollment
26,339

10. University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI

In-State Tuition
$15,262
Enrollment
30,079
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Top Skills For a Strings Teacher

The skills section on your resume can be almost as important as the experience section, so you want it to be an accurate portrayal of what you can do. Luckily, we've found all of the skills you'll need so even if you don't have these skills yet, you know what you need to work on. Out of all the resumes we looked through, 27.0% of strings teachers listed private violin lessons on their resume, but soft skills such as speaking skills and physical stamina are important as well.

  • Classroom Management, 35.4%
  • Lesson Plans, 20.7%
  • Public Schools, 14.6%
  • String Instruments, 13.2%
  • Special Education, 8.2%
  • Other Skills, 7.9%
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Best States For a Strings Teacher

Some places are better than others when it comes to starting a career as a strings teacher. The best states for people in this position are Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, and New York. Strings teachers make the most in Massachusetts with an average salary of $97,903. Whereas in Connecticut and Maryland, they would average $94,154 and $90,845, respectively. While strings teachers would only make an average of $87,100 in New York, you would still make more there than in the rest of the country. We determined these as the best states based on job availability and pay. By finding the median salary, cost of living, and using the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Location Quotient, we narrowed down our list of states to these four.

1. Massachusetts

Total Strings Teacher Jobs:
271
Highest 10% Earn:
$161,000
Location Quotient:
1.06
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here

2. Connecticut

Total Strings Teacher Jobs:
103
Highest 10% Earn:
$157,000
Location Quotient:
1.07
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here

3. Alaska

Total Strings Teacher Jobs:
24
Highest 10% Earn:
$126,000
Location Quotient:
1.73
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
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Top Strings Teacher Employers

1. Prince William County Public Schools
4.3
Avg. Salary: 
$42,110
Strings Teachers Hired: 
3+
2. Moorpark High School
3.8
Avg. Salary: 
$34,567
Strings Teachers Hired: 
2+
3. Fulton County School System
4.5
Avg. Salary: 
$41,708
Strings Teachers Hired: 
1+
4. DeKalb County Public Library
3.7
Avg. Salary: 
$40,861
Strings Teachers Hired: 
1+
5. North Kansas City High School
4.0
Avg. Salary: 
$36,450
Strings Teachers Hired: 
1+
6. Barnstable High School
3.4
Avg. Salary: 
$36,776
Strings Teachers Hired: 
1+

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Updated October 2, 2020