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Music Therapist Salary
in Arkansas, United States

$35,999 (USD)

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Salary Recap

The average pay for a Music Therapist is $35,999 a year and $17 an hour in Arkansas, United States. The average salary range for a Music Therapist is between $26,991 and $43,471. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Music Therapist. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Arkansas, United States.

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Job Summary

  • Plans, organizes, and directs medically prescribed music therapy activities as part of mental and physical health care and treatment of patients to influence behavioral and psychological changes leading to restoration, maintenance, and improvement of health and increased comprehension of self, environment, and physical ability: collaborates with other members of rehabilitation team in planning music activities in accordance with patients' physical or psychological needs, capabilities, and interests.
  • Develops treatment plan, using individualized needs assessment, depending on focus of therapy, such as hospice, psychiatric, or obstetrics.
  • Directs and participates in instrumental and vocal music activities designed to meet patients' physical or psychological needs, such as solo or group singing, rhythmic and other creative music activities, music listening, or attending concerts.
  • Instructs patients individually or in groups in prescribed instrumental or vocal music and music projective techniques, such as guided imagery, progressive relaxation, awareness of conscious feelings, or musically intergraded lamaze method.
  • Studies and analyzes patients' reactions to various experiences and prepares reports describing symptoms indicative of progress or regression.
  • Submits periodic reports to treatment team or physician to provide clinical data for evaluation.
  • May oversee practicum and approved internships.

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



Music Therapist Job Listings for Arkansas, United States

Dec 1
Forrest City, AR, USA
R.L. Scott Associates/National Healthcare Search
THERAPIST Reports To: Clinical Director JOB SUMMARY Counsels residents/students regarding psychological or emotional problems and develops and implements therapeutic treatment plan by performing the ...
PRN Therapist Geriatric IOP
Jan 14
Berryville, AR, USA
Psychiatric Medical Care
Job Purpose The PRN Program Therapist provides therapeutic services for patients utilizing group, individual, and family therapy sessions to older adults in an intensive outpatient environment. They ...