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Music Instructor Salary

$55,269 (USD)

Average Salary

$27/hr

Average Hourly

$1,116

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 15, 2019

The average pay for a Music Instructor is $55,269 a year and $27 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Music Instructor is between $40,482 and $67,640. On average, a Master's Degree is the highest level of education for a Music Instructor. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Teaches individuals or groups instrumental or vocal music in public or private school.
  • Plans daily classroom work based on teaching outline prepared for course of study to meet curriculum requirements.
  • Evaluates students' interests, aptitudes, temperament, and individual characteristics to determine suitable instrument for beginner.
  • Sings or plays instrument to demonstrate musical scales, tones, and rhythm.
  • Instructs students in music theory, harmony, score and sight reading, composition, music appreciation, and provides individual or group vocal and instrumental lessons using technical knowledge, aesthetic appreciation, and prescribed teaching techniques.
  • Conducts group rehearsals and instructs and coaches members in their individual parts, in fundamentals of musicianship, and ensemble performance.
Music Instructor Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary

Job family population: 94,310

Estimated population of Music Instructor jobs: 5,266

Rate of error: 2.1%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$64,071
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or simply America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), it is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. Most of the country is located in central North America between Canada and Mexico. With an estimated population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the...

Music Instructor Job Listings for United States

Music Instructor (Guitar/Bass)
Dec 10
Issaquah, WA, USA
School of Rock Issaquah
Music Instructor (Guitar/Bass) Reports To: General Manager Location: Issaquah, WA The Music Instructor provides quality music instruction (guitar, bass, drums, vocals, and/or keyboards) through ...
Music Instructor- Private/Semi-Private Lessons
Nov 18
San Diego, CA, USA
Bach to Rock Rancho Penasquitos
Music Instructor- Private/Semi-Private Lessons Multiple Instruments San Diego, CA Bach To Rock ("B2R") America's Music School for students of all ages is currently seeking a Music Instructor to work ...
Music Instructor for Early Childhood Classes
Nov 18
San Diego, CA, USA
Bach to Rock Rancho Penasquitos
Bach To Rock ("B2R") America's Music School for students of all ages is currently seeking a Music Instructor to work as a part-time employee providing music classes to young children. Early Childhood ...
Music Instructor
Nov 12
Mt. Pleasant, SC, USA
Bach to Rock Music School
Music Instructors - (Piano, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Vocals, Strings, Ukulele) Bach To Rock ("B2R") America's Music School for students of all ages is currently seeking Music Instructors to work as ...
Music Instructor
Nov 11
Mesquite, TX, USA
Aesthete Artist's Studio
Aesthete Artist's Studio has immediate Availability for After School Music Instructors/Teachers. Teach fun standards based on music classes weekly! Perfect job for teaching students or teachers ...

The average pay for a Music Instructor is $55,269 a year and $27 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Music Instructor is between $40,482 and $67,640. On average, a Master's Degree is the highest level of education for a Music Instructor. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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San Diego, CA, USA
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