The average salary of art teachers in the United states is $55,000 per year, according to Indeed.com. Lumped in with drama and music teachers, the Bureau of Labor Statistics puts this average at $62,830 with the lowest 10 percent of earners receiving $32,530 per year and the top 10 percent taking in $122,360.
New York art, drama and music teachers receive the highest salaries with an average median income of $105,130 per year. New Jersey is next at $90,110, followed by Connecticut at $87,210 per annum. The New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ area has the very highest average salary of $122,970 followed by $107,740 on average for art, drama and music teachers in California's Bakersfield-Delano area. However, gains may be offset by increased living costs.
Art, drama and music teachers who work at junior colleges earn the highest average income of $74,020 per year. Most art teachers work at colleges, universities and professional schools where they make $72,610 on average. Teachers at trade and technical schools make the least. They receive around $53,090 per year.
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