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Percussion Instrument Repairer Salary

$38,821 (USD)

Average Salary

$19/hr

Average Hourly

$536

Average Bonus

Last updated: January 26, 2020

The average pay for a Percussion Instrument Repairer is $38,821 a year and $19 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Percussion Instrument Repairer is between $29,344 and $46,682. 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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Job Summary

Description:
  • Repairs percussion instruments, such as drums, cymbals, and xylophones: removes drum tension rod screws and rods by hand or using drum key.
  • Lifts rim hoop from drum shell and cuts drumhead from hoop.
  • Cuts new drumhead from animal skin, using scissors.
  • Soaks skin in water until it becomes pliable.
  • Stretches skin over rim hoop and tucks it around and under hoop, using hand tucking tool.
  • Reclamps rim hoop onto drum shell to allow drumhead to dry and become taut.
  • Cuts out section around break in drum shells, and cuts new piece to fit, using power saw and handtools.
  • Glues and clamps new piece in place.
  • Removes dents in tympani, using steel-hitting block.
  • Operates drill press or hand power drill to drill hole at inside end of crack in cymbal, gong, or similar instruments to prevent advance of crack, and cuts out section around crack, using shears or grinding wheel.
  • Repairs bass drum and tympani foot mechanisms, and replaces percussion instrument hardware, such as tension rods and rim hoops, and xylophone and marimba bars and wheels as needed, using handtools.
  • Performs other duties, such as sanding, painting, and cleaning drum shells, and regluing simulated pearl onto shells.
  • May solder or weld frames of mallet instruments and metal drum parts.
  • May lay out and shape laminated wood, and apply decorative trim to fabricate drum shells, using handtools, machine tools, blueprints, and shop drawings, and be designated drum-shell maker.
Percussion Instrument Repairer Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners

Job family population: 8,450

Estimated population of Percussion Instrument Repairer jobs: 398

Rate of error: 8.3%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2025:
$45,005
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Salary Recap

The average pay for a Percussion Instrument Repairer is $38,821 a year and $19 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Percussion Instrument Repairer is between $29,344 and $46,682. 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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