How much does an Art Teacher make?

Updated Nov 20, 2023

Experience

Industry

Total Pay Range
$48K - $76K/yr
Base Pay
$46K - $71K/yr
Additional Pay
$2K - $4K/yr

$60K

/yr
$48K$76K
Most Likely Range

The estimated total pay for a Art Teacher is $60,467 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $57,339 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $3,128 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

How accurate is this most likely Total Pay range (base + additional) of $48K-$76K/yr?

Total Pay Trajectory

For Art Teacher

$60,467 /yr
Art Teacher
$69,749 /yr
Senior Art Teacher
$78,023 /yr
Adjunct Art Teacher
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What is the total pay trajectory for Art Teacher?

Job TitleSalary
Art Teacher$60,467 /yr
Senior Art Teacher$69,749 /yr
Adjunct Art Teacher$78,023 /yr

Top Paying Companies

For an Art Teacher in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for an Art Teacher in United States. Employers include New York City Department of Education, WyzAnt and KIPP Schools.

1
New York City Department of Education
New York City Department of Education
$67,328/yr
419 open jobs
10
$57,608/yr
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Top Paying Companies

For Art Teacher in United States

1New York City Department of Education$67,328
2WyzAnt$63,907
3KIPP Schools$63,148
4Los Angeles USD$62,672
5Boston Public Schools$62,587
6DC Public Schools$60,494
7Chicago Public Schools$59,477
8Success Academy Charter Schools$58,525
9Baltimore City Public School System$57,666
10SelfEmployed.com$57,608
Total Pay Trajectory

For Art Teacher

$60,467 /yr
Art Teacher
$69,749 /yr
Senior Art Teacher
$78,023 /yr
Adjunct Art Teacher
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What is the total pay trajectory for Art Teacher?

Job TitleSalary
Art Teacher$60,467 /yr
Senior Art Teacher$69,749 /yr
Adjunct Art Teacher$78,023 /yr

What are total pay estimates for an Art Teacher at different companies?

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New York City Department of Education
3.6
Art TeacherSee 71 salaries from all locations

$67,328

 / yr
Success Academy Charter Schools
2.6
Art TeacherSee 19 salaries from all locations

$58,525

 / yr
Chicago Public Schools
3.4
Art TeacherSee 18 salaries from all locations

$59,477

 / yr
KidzToPros
3.1
Art TeacherSee 16 salaries from all locations

$24

 / hr
Young Rembrandts
4.2
Art TeacherSee 15 salaries from all locations

$24

 / hr
Dallas Independent School District
3.2
Art TeacherSee 15 salaries from all locations

$57,026

 / yr
CalColor Academy
3
Art TeacherSee 13 salaries from all locations

$55,140

 / yr

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Fusion Academy
3.8
Art TeacherSee 12 salaries from all locations

$26

 / hr
One River School of Art + Design
4.3
Art TeacherSee 11 salaries from all locations

$26

 / hr
National Heritage Academies
3.4
Art TeacherSee 11 salaries from all locations

$53,544

 / yr
Fairfax County Public Schools
3.7
Art TeacherSee 11 salaries from all locations

$56,431

 / yr
Baltimore City Public School System
3.1
Art TeacherSee 10 salaries from all locations

$57,666

 / yr
Baltimore County Public Schools
3.2
Art TeacherSee 10 salaries from all locations

$55,576

 / yr
KidsArt/ Drawn2Art
3
Art TeacherSee 9 salaries from all locations

$22

 / hr
Orange County Public Schools (FL)
3.3
Art TeacherSee 8 salaries from all locations

$53,819

 / yr
Milwaukee Public Schools
3
Art TeacherSee 8 salaries from all locations

$55,334

 / yr
Houston ISD
3.2
Art TeacherSee 8 salaries from all locations

$56,430

 / yr
Harmony Public Schools
3.7
Art TeacherSee 8 salaries from all locations

$55,237

 / yr
Mesa Public Schools
3.5
Art TeacherSee 7 salaries from all locations

$53,983

 / yr
DC Public Schools
3.2
Art TeacherSee 7 salaries from all locations

$60,494

 / yr
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Art Teacher Salaries

Job TitleSalary
New York City Department of Education Art Teacher salaries - 71 salaries reported$67,328/yr
Success Academy Charter Schools Art Teacher salaries - 19 salaries reported$58,525/yr
Chicago Public Schools Art Teacher salaries - 18 salaries reported$59,477/yr
KidzToPros Art Teacher salaries - 16 salaries reported$24/hr
Young Rembrandts Art Teacher salaries - 15 salaries reported$24/hr
Dallas Independent School District Art Teacher salaries - 15 salaries reported$57,026/yr
CalColor Academy Art Teacher salaries - 13 salaries reported$55,140/yr
Fusion Academy Art Teacher salaries - 12 salaries reported$26/hr
One River School of Art + Design Art Teacher salaries - 11 salaries reported$26/hr
National Heritage Academies Art Teacher salaries - 11 salaries reported$53,544/yr
Fairfax County Public Schools Art Teacher salaries - 11 salaries reported$56,431/yr
Baltimore City Public School System Art Teacher salaries - 10 salaries reported$57,666/yr
Baltimore County Public Schools Art Teacher salaries - 10 salaries reported$55,576/yr
KidsArt/ Drawn2Art Art Teacher salaries - 9 salaries reported$22/hr
Orange County Public Schools (FL) Art Teacher salaries - 8 salaries reported$53,819/yr
Milwaukee Public Schools Art Teacher salaries - 8 salaries reported$55,334/yr
Houston ISD Art Teacher salaries - 8 salaries reported$56,430/yr
Harmony Public Schools Art Teacher salaries - 8 salaries reported$55,237/yr
Mesa Public Schools Art Teacher salaries - 7 salaries reported$53,983/yr
DC Public Schools Art Teacher salaries - 7 salaries reported$60,494/yr
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Top Paying Industries

For an Art Teacher in United States

The top 5 paying industries for an Art Teacher in United States are Government & Public Administration with a median total pay of $67,328, Information Technology with a median total pay of $63,907, Management & Consulting with a median total pay of $57,608, Education with a median total pay of $54,957, and Nonprofit & NGO with a median total pay of $52,138.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Government & Public AdministrationGovernment & Public Administration$67,328

    18% Higher than other industries

  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$63,907

    13% Higher than other industries

  • Management & ConsultingManagement & Consulting$57,608

    4% Higher than other industries

  • EducationEducation$54,957

    1% Lower than other industries

  • Nonprofit & NGONonprofit & NGO$52,138

    6% Lower than other industries

Government & Public Administration

The top paying company in Government & Public Administration for Art Teacher is New York City Department of Education.

New York City Department of EducationNew York City Department of Education$67,328/yr

Glassdoor Economist Pay Overview

What is the pay outlook for Education?

Job growth in education remains steady, with modest growth in salaries and greater opportunities for workers with STEM specialization or those with advanced degrees. Opportunities are likely to persist with the projected rise in student enrollment in the coming years. Jobs are often reliant upon state and local budgets with public sector benefits being an attractive feature for many job-seekers.

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Location

Total Pay

Base Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date or Time

Elementary Art Teacher

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$62,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Art Teacher

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$60,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
High School Art Teacher

United States of America

 | <1 year

$45,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

<1 year
Yesterday
Art Technician

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$526

/hr

$26 | $500

Submitted Yesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday
Art Teacher

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$45,000

/yr

Submitted 2 days ago

1-3 years
2 days ago
High School Art Teacher

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$64,500

/yr

$63K | $2K

Submitted 2 days ago

4-6 years
2 days ago

Art Teacher pay FAQ

The average salary for an Art Teacher is $60,467 per year in United States. Salaries estimates are based on 1860 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by an Art Teacher employees in United States.

The highest salary for an Art Teacher in United States is $75,688 per year.

The lowest salary for an Art Teacher in United States is $48,453 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming an Art Teacher or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of an Art Teacher.

Art teacher salaries are generally higher at public schools than at private and parochial schools. Pay typically rises with seniority, so art teachers with significant work experience make more money than new entrants to the field. Teachers of all levels can earn extra income by electing to teach summer school courses or taking on private students as a freelancer. Additionally, teachers with bilingual proficiency in a foreign language such as Spanish or Mandarin are especially in demand, which may be reflected through higher pay.

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Teaching may be a rewarding role financially, with about 65% of art teachers describing their salaries as satisfactory. With the summer off, paid holidays and breaks, and the opportunity for $3,127.87 in addition to annual pay, art teacher salaries may qualify as satisfactory.

Your salary as an art teacher generally increases over time as you gain experience, with an average salary of $57,333.00 and a range between $39,700.66 and $92,485.04, according to Glassdoor's average career path of an art teacher. The grade you teach (elementary vs. high school, for instance) and your level of education also impacts your earnings over time.

Since art teacher salaries vary based on how many years you've been teaching are quite variable, stand out during the hiring process by maximizing your experience and skills. If location is limiting your potential, moving could score you higher earnings, as the salary of an art teacher varies widely between cities, states, and districts. To maximize take-home pay, gain as much experience as you can, and continue to learn and adapt. As a teacher, you have opportunities to earn additional income and experience through substitute, part-time, and remote roles, and these all factor into your final salary. Likewise, gaining knowledge in diverse art mediums while boosting your levels of creativity, enthusiasm, and written communication have an impact on earnings.

As an art teacher, you might not always have the opportunity to negotiate a higher salary. Public schools generally pay teachers uniformly based on their experience level, so all teachers at the same level make the same salary. It's always possible, however, to negotiate for perks and benefits for your classroom, such as new art supplies, computers to monitor student progress, or a better office. This applies whether you're a new hire or an accomplished professional; emphasize what your students (or you) need, why it's needed, and how it benefits the school. New computers could streamline the grading process and make it easier to check students' work, for example.

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