Salary for art teacher

​ The demand for arts has continuously increased in the past years, especially art teachers. With this, the salary of an art teacher also goes up. This article is going to talk about how much salary your average art teacher gets….

Art teachers teach subjects and skills related to art and design. They work with students in elementary, middle, junior high and high schools, as well as with college students. Art teachers must be able to prepare lesson plans and differentiate instruction for students of varying abilities. They should have a good understanding of all subject areas they teach.

A teacher’s salary is determined by a number of factors, including the location of the school district and its budget. In addition to their base salary, teachers may receive additional compensation for attending professional development courses or for taking on extra responsibilities.

The average annual salary for an art teacher with a bachelor’s degree was $57,000 as of May 2016 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Although teachers are typically paid less than other professionals in the same field, they have a relatively low student-to-teacher ratio and are able to work flexible hours, which makes teaching appealing to many professionals.

Salary for art teacher

A person working as an Art Teacher in Nigeria typically earns around 270,000 NGN per month. Salaries range from 124,000 NGN (lowest) to 429,000 NGN (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Art Teacher salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Art Teacher Salary Distribution in Nigeria

The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary RangeArt Teacher salaries in Nigeria range from 124,000 NGN per month (minimum salary) to 429,000 NGN per month (maximum salary).
  • Median SalaryThe median salary is 291,000 NGN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Art Teacher(s) are earning less than 291,000 NGN while the other half are earning more than 291,000 NGN. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.
  • PercentilesClosely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Art Teacher(s) are earning less than 187,000 NGN while 75% of them are earning more than 187,000 NGN. Also from the diagram, 75% of Art Teacher(s) are earning less than 389,000 NGN while 25% are earning more than 389,000 NGN.

Art Teacher Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Art Teacher salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

An Art Teacher with less than two years of experience makes approximately 141,000 NGN per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 188,000 NGN per month, 34% more than someone with less than two year’s experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 278,000 NGN per month, 48% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

Additionally, Art Teacher(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 339,000 NGN per month, 22% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 369,000 NGN per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 400,000 NGN per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Art Teacher average salary change by experience in Nigeria

0 – 2 Years141,000 NGN
2 – 5 Years+34%188,000 NGN
5 – 10 Years+48%278,000 NGN
10 – 15 Years+22%339,000 NGN
15 – 20 Years+9%369,000 NGN
20+ Years+8%400,000 NGN

Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Art Teacher Salary Comparison By Education

We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Art Teacher salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Bachelor’s Degree, the average salary of an Art Teacher is 161,000 NGN per month.

While someone with a Master’s Degree gets a salary of 252,000 NGN per month, 57% more than someone having a Bachelor’s Degree degree.

A PhD gets its holder an average salary of 423,000 NGN per month, 68% more than someone with a Master’s Degree.

Art Teacher average salary difference by education level in Nigeria

Bachelor’s Degree161,000 NGN
Master’s Degree+57%252,000 NGN
PhD+68%423,000 NGN

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