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Music Therapy in Wisconsin

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Schools Offering Music Therapy Programs in Wisconsin

Around 0.0% of Wisconsin's graduates graduate from music therapy degree programs every year. That means an estimated 10 music therapists graduate from Wisconsin's 2 music therapy schools each year.

Top Schools

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, which is located in Eau Claire, is the top-ranked school in Wisconsin that has a music therapy program. It received a ranking of 65th in the country in 2010. 7 students graduated with a degree in music therapy from University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 2010. Tuition at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire was $7,360 per year.

The second-ranked school in Wisconsin that has a music therapy program is Alverno College. Alverno College, which was ranked 77th in the country in 2010, is located in Milwaukee. 3 students graduated with degree in music therapy from Alverno College in 2010. Alverno College charged in-state students $20,060 in tuition fees per year.


If you are hoping to attend one of Wisconsin's music therapy schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $13,710 per year, though tuition can range from $20,060 per year to $7,360 per year. In 2010, the following Wisconsin music therapy schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Alverno College - located in Milwaukee, students are charged $20,060 per year
  2. University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire - located in Eau Claire, students are charged $7,360 per year

The music therapy schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Wisconsin were:

  1. University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire - located in Eau Claire, students are charged $7,360 per year
  2. Alverno College - located in Milwaukee, students are charged $20,060 per year

A music therapy degree from a Wisconsin school... what next?

The highest percentage of music therapy graduates in Wisconsin pursue careers as a music therapist. Wisconsin had 1,150 music therapists in 2010. The largest populations of Wisconsin music therapists are working in the following counties:

  1. Milwaukee County - 330 music therapists
  2. Columbia County - 290 music therapists
  3. Sheboygan County

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of music therapists is expected to grow by 4% by 2018. There are projected to be 1,880 music therapists working in the Wisconsin then.


On average, music therapists earn $49,370 per year. The counties in Wisconsin with the highest average salary for a music therapist are:

  1. Houston County - $62,060 per year
  2. Milwaukee County - $57,200 per year
  3. Rock County - $53,790 per year

The Wisconsin counties with the lowest average salary for music therapists are:

  1. Columbia County - $29,290 per year
  2. Sheboygan County - $39,670 per year
  3. Rock County - $53,790 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Wisconsin statistics regarding a career in music therapy and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as mental health or music therapy.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Music Therapy in Wisconsin

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Therapists, all other 740 $58,500

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