Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teacher Salary Information in Massachusetts

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in the state of Massachusetts are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers among Massachusetts areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers in Massachusetts

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$46,390
25th Percentile Wage
$62,240
50th Percentile Wage
$82,370
75th Percentile Wage
$113,840
90th Percentile Wage
$172,160

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $172,160. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $82,370. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $46,390.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$82,370
-2.61% 17.00%
2016
$84,520
-1.22% -
2015
$85,550
12.31% -
2014
$75,020
5.63% -
2013
$70,800
3.43% -
2012
$68,370
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers in Massachusetts Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in some Massachusetts cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in state of Massachusetts ranges from $68,620 to $90,250. The highest paying area for postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in Massachusetts is Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $90,250. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Boston-Cambridge-Quincy (mean annual salary $86,460). The lowest paying area is Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton with a median annual salary of $68,620.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$90,250
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$86,460
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$81,910
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$81,520
Springfield
$76,270
Worcester
$76,230
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton
$68,620




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