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Drama Teacher Salary

How much does a Drama Teacher make in the United States?
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Salary Data for Drama Teacher

$43,031 (USD)/yr

$21 (USD)/hr

$732 (USD)/yr

$42,549 (USD)/yr

$20 (USD)/hr

$732 (USD)/yr

Job Description
Teaches acting principles and techniques to individuals or groups: conducts readings to evaluate student's talent. Adapts course of study and training methods to meet student's need and ability. Teaches enunciation, diction, voice development, and dialects, using voice exercises, speech drills, explanation, lectures, and improvisation. Discusses and demonstrates vocal and body expression to teach acting styles, character development, and personality projection. Produces and directs plays for school and public performances. Auditions students to select cast and assign parts. Rehearses and drills students to ensure they master parts. Assigns nonperforming students to backstage production tasks, such as constructing, painting, moving scenery, operating stage light, and sound equipment. May direct activities of students involved in constructing, painting, and lighting scenery. May teach elements of stagecraft, stage makeup, costume craft, play writing, or play direction.
The average drama teacher salary in United States is $43,031 or an equivalent hourly rate of $21. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $732. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
Compensation Data Based on Experience

$32,132 (USD)

$52,094 (USD)

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Salary Potential

$49,885 (USD)

16 %

Based on our compensation data, the estimated salary potential for Drama Teacher will increase 16 % over 5 years.

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