Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teacher Salary Information in New York

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,360
25th Percentile Wage
$56,100
50th Percentile Wage
$75,380
75th Percentile Wage
$120,220
90th Percentile Wage
$164,420

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in New York in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $164,420. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $75,380. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,360.

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
$75,380
-18.85% -16.00%
2016
$89,590
9.24% -
2015
$81,310
-3.10% -
2014
$83,830
-7.32% -
2013
$89,970
2.81% -
2012
$87,440
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in some New York cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in state of New York ranges from $53,570 to $100,050. The highest paying area for postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in New York is New York-White Plains-Wayne with a median annual salary of $100,050. The second highest paying city/area in New York State is Utica-Rome (mean annual salary $78,000). The lowest paying area is Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $53,570.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
New York-White Plains-Wayne
$100,050
Utica-Rome
$78,000
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island
$77,650
Rochester
$71,570
Binghamton
$67,570
Ithaca
$67,050
Albany-Schenectady-Troy
$63,360
Nassau-Suffolk
$62,830
Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area
$61,880
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown
$61,040
Central New York nonmetropolitan area
$59,500
Syracuse
$54,590
Buffalo-Niagara Falls
$54,200
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area
$53,570




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