Salary for Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners

Also known as:  Accordion Repairer, Band Instrument Repair Technician, Banjo Repairer, Bow Rehairer, Brass and Wind Instrument Repairer, Chip Tuner, Fretted String Instrument Repairer, Guitar Builder, Guitar Repairer, Keyboard Instrument Repairer

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The primary duty of this employee is to repair, inspect and tune wind, string, percussion and wood instruments. Many musical instrument repairers and tuners specialize in one instrument or section of instruments. To be considered for this position, vocational training, related experience or an associate's degree is usually required. Once hired, an employer may require an apprenticeship program. One or two years of formal on-site job training is standard with this occupation.

A Musical Instrument Repairer or Tuner can get an average wage on a scale from $23,930 - $60,890 based on seniority. will most likely earn wages of thirty-nine thousand seven hundred and seventy dollars on a yearly basis.

obtain the highest pay in New Mexico, where they get average compensation of just about $71,310. People working these jobs have the highest average potential salary in Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation, which has job pay of $69,940.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 27.24 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners tend to make the most in the following industries:

Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$69,940
Educational Services
$60,710
Manufacturing
$40,740
Retail Trade
$39,900
Wholesale Trade
$35,020
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$32,930

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Other Services (except Public Administration)
$32,930
Wholesale Trade
$35,020
Retail Trade
$39,900
Manufacturing
$40,740
Educational Services
$60,710
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$69,940