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

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in the state of Mississippi are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers amongst Mississippi cities 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 Mississippi

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,280
25th Percentile Wage
$41,550
50th Percentile Wage
$56,740
75th Percentile Wage
$73,560
90th Percentile Wage
$98,910

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in Mississippi in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $98,910. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $56,740. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,280.

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
$56,740
5.52% 10.12%
2016
$53,610
-2.50% -
2015
$54,950
-0.11% -
2014
$55,010
3.49% -
2013
$53,090
3.94% -
2012
$51,000
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in some Mississippi cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in state of Mississippi ranges from $46,280 to $62,330. The highest paying area for postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in Mississippi is Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $62,330. The second highest paying city/area in Mississippi State is Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $57,180). The lowest paying area is Jackson with a median annual salary of $46,280.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$62,330
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$57,180
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$56,220
Hattiesburg
$53,250
Jackson
$46,280




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