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Music Teachers


Music teachers earn a wide range of salaries based on their level of expertise, geographic location, whether they work full- or part-time, and other factors. According to,  music teachers (no school grade level specified) employed in the U.S. in March 2020 earned a median salary of $42,670. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) reported that full-time elementary school teachers earned median annual salaries of $58,230 in May 2018. The top paid 10 percent earned more than $95,270 and the lowest paid 10 percent made less than $37,780. Secondary school teachers had similar salaries that ranged from less than $39,740 for the lowest paid 10 percent to more than $97,500 for the top 10 percent. The median annual salary for secondary school teachers was $60,320 in May 2015.

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