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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,750
25th Percentile Wage
$40,300
50th Percentile Wage
$57,590
75th Percentile Wage
$80,680
90th Percentile Wage
$109,440

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $109,440. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $57,590. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,750.

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 Growth4-Year Growth
2016
$57,590
5.75% -14.34%
2015
$54,280
2.23% -
2014
$53,070
-19.60% -
2013
$63,470
-3.75% -
2012
$65,850
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in some Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in state of Virginia ranges from $39,640 to $69,100. The highest paying area for postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in Virginia is Lynchburg with a median annual salary of $69,100. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $65,810). The lowest paying area is Richmond with a median annual salary of $39,640.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lynchburg
$69,100
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$65,810
Roanoke
$63,000
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$60,810
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$60,550
Harrisonburg
$56,640
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$49,280
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol
$48,680
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford
$40,220
Richmond
$39,640




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