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Music teachers earn a wide range of salaries based on their level of expertise, geographic location, whether they work full- or part-time, and other factors. According to the National Association for Music Education, early childhood music educators earn minimum wage to $60/hour, while studio music teachers earn $10 to $100/hour. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) reported that full-time elementary school teachers earned median annual salaries of $54,890 in May 2015. The top paid 10 percent earned more than $85,550 and the lowest paid 10 percent made less than $36,190. Secondary school teachers had similar salaries that ranged from less than $37,800 for the lowest paid 10 percent to more than $91,190 for the top 10 percent. The median annual salary for secondary school teachers was $57,200 in May 2015.

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