On average, musicians earn more than $200,000 annually.
The average piano teacher’s salary is about $100,000, but there are exceptions.
Some teachers are paid more than others.
In the province of British Columbia, the average teacher’s annual salary is $98,000.
In Alberta, the highest paid teacher is $99,500.
The average Canadian musician’s salary varies by province.
It ranges from $75,000 in Quebec to more than twice that in Ontario.
And in Quebec, there are teachers who earn more and some who earn less than $100 a year.
The province of Ontario has a minimum salary of $71,500 and an annual salary of about $84,000 for teachers.
The province of Manitoba, which is also home to many professional musicians, pays a minimum of $68,500 a year, but its teachers earn $92,500, while those in Quebec earn about $74,000 a year and those in Alberta about $80,000 per year.
There are some exceptions, however.
In Ontario, for example, teachers earning $80 a year make more than those who make $75 a year in the province.
And for those earning $75-plus a year or more, Manitoba teachers earn about twice as much as Ontario teachers.
And if you’re a teacher who works part-time, you can get some help in paying the bills.
According to the Canadian Association of Professional Teachers, some teachers receive a pay cut for working part-timers, but not all.
In the province where I work, teachers working part time get a 10 per cent pay cut and a 15 per cent bonus.
That’s about a 15-per-cent increase for part- time teachers and a 25-per cent increase for full-time teachers.
There’s a bit more variation in pay, however, in the provinces where professional musicians work.
For instance, Ontario pays teachers in the lowest paid range, while Quebec pays teachers who make less than about $50,000 and Manitoba pays teachers with less than half of that.