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Music Therapist Salary
in Maryland, United States

$43,635 (USD)

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Salary Recap

The average pay for a Music Therapist is $43,635 a year and $21 an hour in Maryland, United States. The average salary range for a Music Therapist is between $32,716 and $52,692. 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 Maryland, 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 2023:
5 Year Change:
16 %



Music Therapist Job Listings for Maryland, United States

Software Engineer
Oct 23
Terbium Labs
Our backgrounds and experience draw from neuroscience, fashion, astronomy, geopolitical risk, history, quantum physics, music therapy, and law bolstered by strong business experience, including ...
LMSW or LGPC, Individual Therapist $1,000 signing bonus!
Dec 4
Catonsville, MD, USA
Powell Recovery Center
We are looking to expand our staff with qualified and talented individuals at our Baltimore City location and offering a $1,000 signing bonus for new hires! Powell Recovery Center delivers high ...
Mental Health Therapist (Addiction & Substance Abuse)
Dec 5
Waldorf, MD, USA
Recovery Centers of America
Mental Health Therapist (Addiction & Substance Abuse) candidates with a PhD in Psychology will be given priority. Mental Health Therapist Candidates must have at least 1 year of prior experience ...
Mental Health Therapist
Nov 30
Dundalk, MD, USA
Therapist Job Summary We are seeking an experienced, communicative, and compassionate therapist to join our team and support the physical, emotional, and mental well-being of our clients. In this ...
Community Mental Health Therapist
Nov 20
Baltimore, MD, USA
Robert Sylvia Group
We are seeking a Maryland Board Licensed Mental Health Therapist to join our team! You will provide recovery-oriented treatment services to both adults and children in family and or individual ...