Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teacher Salary in Sector of Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

The salary statistics of postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare postsecondary art, drama, and music teacher salaries in different industries within the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector.

Average Annual Salary of Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,870
25th Percentile Wage
$44,670
50th Percentile Wage
$52,560
75th Percentile Wage
$85,150
90th Percentile Wage
$122,100

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers is $122,100. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $52,560. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers is $30,870.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$52,560
-12.44% -33.37%
2016
$59,100
6.24% -
2015
$55,410
-2.22% -
2014
$56,640
2.54% -
2013
$55,200
-26.99% -
2012
$70,100
- -

Compare Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teacher Salary in Different Industries within the Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Sector

The average salaries of postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in four industries in the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for postsecondary art, drama, and music teacher occupations is the museums, historical sites, and similar institutions industry with an annual salary $76,370. The lowest paying industry is the performing arts, spectator sports, and related industries industry (annual salary $51,860). For detailed postsecondary art, drama, and music teacher salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$76,370
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$76,370
Performing Arts Companies
$59,050
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$51,860

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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