Salary for Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers

Also known as:  Ballet Professor, Graphic Design Professor, Music Professor, Photography Professor, Piano Performance and Pedagogy Professor, Piano Professor, Scene and Lighting Design Lecturer, Stagecraft Professor, Theatre Professor, Voice Professor

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Postsecondary art, drama and music teachers explain and demonstrate artistic techniques via lectures, and create and grade assignments and exams designed to reinforce the techniques being taught. These professionals may provide career advice and information, and prepare students for exams, assessments and performances. They must stay abreast of new developments in their respective fields, and communicate this knowledge to students. Professionals in these occupations normally have Master's degrees in related areas.

A Postsecondary Art, Drama, or Music Teacher can receive an average pay level of between $34,220 to $153,060 based on tenure and industry expertise. Art, Drama, and Music Teachers will most likely receive a wage of eigthy-four thousand seven hundred and eigthy dollars per annum.

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers are paid at the highest average level in California, where they receive a compensation of close to about $113,140. Professionals that work in these jobs obtain the highest pay in Other Services (except Public Administration), where they earn job pay of $99,040.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 71.01 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Other Services (except Public Administration)
$99,040
Educational Services
$84,840
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$67,490
Health Care and Social Assistance
$55,430

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Health Care and Social Assistance
$55,430
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$67,490
Educational Services
$84,840
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$99,040