Salary for Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners

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Also known as: Accordion Repairer, Band Instrument Repair Technician, Banjo Repairer, Bow Rehairer, Brass and Wind Instrument Repairer, Chip Tuner, Fretted String Instrument Repairer, Guitar Builder, Guitar Repairer, Keyboard Instrument Repairer
The primary duty of this employee is to repair, inspect and tune wind, string, percussion and wood instruments. Many musical instrument repairers and tuners specialize in one instrument or section of instruments. To be considered for this position, vocational training, related experience or an associate's degree is usually required. Once hired, an employer may require an apprenticeship program. One or two years of formal on-site job training is standard with this occupation.

A Musical Instrument Repairer or Tuner gets an average salary ranging from 24000 - 36000 based on education and experience. Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners can get a wage of Thirty Four Thousand Seven Hundred dollars per year.

Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners have the most lucrative average salary level in New Mexico, where they can receive average pay of approximating $58990. People holding this job title make the greatest compensation in Manufacturing, where they can get salary pay of $47420.

The national wage distribution is shown below. To overlay local salaries for a Musical Instrument Repairer or Tuner, please select your state.

ANNUAL SALARY

HOURLY RATE

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 11.95 percent nationwide in that time.
Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners tend to make the most in the following industries
Educational Services
$47,420
Manufacturing
$44,630
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$39,510
Wholesale Trade
$37,010
Retail Trade
$33,720
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$32,780
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$32,780
Retail Trade
$33,720
Wholesale Trade
$37,010
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$39,510
Manufacturing
$44,630
Educational Services
$47,420

SALARY COMPARISON BY STATE

HIGHEST PAYING

Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners have the highest average income in the following states
New Mexico
$58,990
Vermont
$50,150
Illinois
$45,340
Maine
$44,790
Washington
$43,380
Iowa
$42,790
Maryland
$40,670

LOWEST PAYING

The following states have the lowest average wages for this career
Nevada
$26,770
Tennessee
$28,200
Virginia
$29,450
Missouri
$29,500
Georgia
$29,820
Kansas
$30,070
South Carolina
$30,260

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