Music therapist - Salary and Career
Professionals of creative, equotherapeutic and naturological therapies

Music therapist - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They perform therapeutic care for patients, clients and practitioners using specific programs, methods and techniques of art therapy, music therapy, hippotherapy and naturology. They act in the orientation of patients, interactants, clients, practitioners, family members and caregivers. They develop prevention, health promotion and quality of life programs. They carry out technical-scientific activities through research, specific work, organization and participation in scientific events.

How much does an Music therapist earn

A Music therapist earns between $1.334 and $5.842 per month, with an average monthly salary of $2.714 and a median salary of $2.423 according to an salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 109 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Music therapist

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 2.714 32.573 679 19
1º Quartile 1.334 16.011 334 9
Median Salary 2.423 29.080 606 17
3º Quartile 4.455 53.461 1.114 32
Higher Salary 5.842 70.099 1.460 42

Professional job categories

  • Science and arts professionals
    • professionals of biological sciences, health
      • health professionals in integrative and complementary practices
        • professionals of creative, equotherapeutic and naturological therapies

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Main workplaces

Professionals of creative, equotherapeutic and naturological therapies the positions of this CBO family exercise their functions in sectors whose activities refer to health and social services, education and sports. In general, they work on their own, as self-employed, individually or in groups, without permanent supervision. They work in closed environments in the case of the Art Therapist, Music Therapist, Naturologist, and in open environments in the case of the Equine Therapist. Art Therapist, Music Therapist and Riding Therapist work during the day. In the case of Naturologists, working hours are irregular.

What does it take to work in the field of Professionals of creative, equotherapeutic and naturological therapies

For the exercise of the Music Therapist occupation, a degree or specialization in the area is required. For the exercise of the Art Therapist occupation, higher education in health, education or health is required, in addition to a postgraduate degree or specialization in the area. For the exercise of the Riding Therapist occupation, higher education in health or education is required, in addition to, at least, training courses of 80 (eighty) hours and experience of 1 (one) year in Riding Therapy and Riding. For the exercise of the Naturologist occupation, a degree in the area is required.

Functions and activities of Music therapist

Professionals of creative, equotherapeutic and naturological therapies must:

  • analyze therapeutic evolution;
  • evaluate conditions of clients/patients/users/practitioners/interagents t/interagent icantes;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • evaluate conditions of clients/patients/users/practitioners/interagents t/interagent icantes;
  • perform therapeutic service;
  • perform technical-scientific and administrative activities;
  • perform therapeutic planning;
  • communicate;
  • perform therapeutic care;
  • work safely;
  • guide clients/patients/users/family members/caregivers/interagents;
  • guiding clients/patients/users/family members/caregivers/interagents;

  • Activities

    • develop projects and programs;
    • demonstrate perseverance;
    • produce informational material;
    • perform therapeutic music reading;
    • observe horse behavior;
    • stimulate autonomy and independence;
    • involve family members, caregivers and educators in the process therapeutic;
    • select equine therapeutic programs, methods and techniques;
    • establish an interagency relationship;
    • perform conservation of therapeutic art material/therapeutic music;
    • define therapeutic care strategies;
    • analyze evolution of the creative process;
    • demonstrate empathy;
    • stimulate perception and sound-musical hearing;
    • establish observation criteria;
    • demonstrate mastery of plastic language;
    • select methods and techniques of therapeutic art intervention;
    • evaluate general conditions of clients/patients/users/practitioners/interactor;
    • guiding changes in habits and behaviors;
    • perform clinical examination;
    • apply naturological techniques;
    • check material conditions;
    • analyze sound-musical perception;
    • participate in safety training;
    • demonstrate clinical reasoning;
    • participate in differential diagnosis ;
    • demonstrate emotional balance;
    • analyze the relationship of patients/clients with artistic-expressive material;
    • identify indications and relative contraindications;
    • participate in technical-scientific events;
    • stimulate sound-musical production;
    • perform context assessment sociocultural;
    • establish number, duration and frequency of sessions;
    • establish horse-practitioner-mediator bond (approximation);
    • evaluate general conditions of clients/patients/users/practitioners/interagent;
    • define therapeutic care goals;
    • train horse;
    • demonstrate procedures and routines;
    • propose activities;
    • use epi;
    • analyze sound-musical production;
    • analyze the autonomy of the interactor in relation to the therapeutic process;
    • analyze risks of using therapeutic material;
    • mediate instrumental, vocal and body production;
    • define type of care (individual or group);
    • demonstrate musical mastery;
    • coordinate services (health, education, etc.);
    • demonstrate creativity;
    • establish therapeutic contract;
    • supervise technical teams (interns, other professionals);
    • establish a dialogue between therapeutic system/knowledge;
    • perform research;
    • work as a team;
    • report;
    • demonstrate transdisciplinary thinking;
    • perform prognosis;
    • participate in meetings with multidisciplinary teams;
    • establish therapeutic plan;
    • demonstrate organization;
    • select horse;
    • analyze the risks of using therapeutic material;
    • develop new technologies;
    • share information with other professionals;
    • demonstrate objectivity;
    • demonstrate diffuse and focused attention;
    • establish diagnosis;
    • monitor productive-creative process;
    • clarify doubts;
    • coordinate projects and programs;
    • explain how naturological practice works;
    • presenting artistic-expressive materials;
    • work as a team;
    • stimulate productive-creative process;
    • stimulate adherence and continuity of treatment;
    • define the care team;
    • refer patients/clients/users/interagents to other professionals;
    • work in social programs;
    • package therapeutic material for disposal;
    • select music therapy methods and techniques;
    • prepare the therapeutic environment;
    • overcoming adverse situations;
    • adjust therapeutic planning;
    • stimulate self-knowledge;
    • elaborate technical-scientific productions;
    • facilitate the interactant's understanding of their health;
    • manage human resources;
    • return feedback;
    • apply assessment instruments ;
    • introduce naturological therapeutic techniques;
    • guiding activities of daily living;
    • perform the conservation of slicing materials;
    • analyze the individual's involvement with the therapeutic process;
    • observe bio-psychosocial development;
    • register service data;
    • check practitioner attire;
    • choose therapeutic environment;
    • select sacking material;
    • apply techniques of therapeutic art preparation;
    • perform home and institution visits;
    • select naturological techniques;
    • apply hippotherapy activities;
    • discuss cases with a multidisciplinary team;
    • establish a bond;
    • perform feedback;
    • set priorities in care;
    • develop a discharge process;
    • analyze reports and opinions from other professionals;
    • use assessment protocols ;
    • suggest complementary exams;
    • sanitize materials;
    • demonstrate non-verbal communication skills;
    • select therapeutic material;
    • demonstrate ability to handle, ride and relate to horses;
    • evaluate relationship with horse ;
    • identify relative indications and contraindications;
    • demonstrate leadership ability;
    • manage financial resources;
    • observe multidimensional aspects of health;
    • check the organoleptic conditions of the naturological material (color, taste, odor and texture);
    • analyze the relationship of the interactor with naturological practices;
    • analyze complementary exams;
    • establish discharge criteria;
    • analyze plastic production;
    • establish a sound-musical bond;
    • adapt techniques;
    • implement projects and programs;
    • use artistic-expressive techniques and materials;
    • perform biotypological and energetic;
    • establish result indicators;
    • observe signs of change;
    • organize technical-scientific events;
    • stimulate spontaneous and induced plastic production;
    • demonstrate flexibility;
    • stimulate the practitioner's biomechanical alignment;
    • analyze practitioner-horse interaction;
    • organize therapeutic groups;
    • establish sound-musical dialogue;
    • inform risks/limits inherent to the treatment;
    • work in education programs;
    • define creative stimulation techniques;
    • demonstrate dynamism;
    • perform thematic sessions;
    • evaluate interagent relation with the environment;
    • request evaluation from others professionals;
    • establish an art-therapeutic link;
    • establish dialogue from plastic production;
    • perform anamnesis;
    • identify the musicality of patients/clients/users;
    • perform multidisciplinary care;
    • issue reports and opinions;
    • perform therapeutic art reading;
    • evaluate plastic expressions;
    • perform multisensory stimulation;
    • elaborate therapeutic record;
    • evaluate expressions/receptivity sound-musicals;
    • evaluate sensori- motor, cognitive and emotional;
    • implement prevention and health promotion programs;
    • demonstrate a welcoming school;
    • analyze community profile ;
    • adjust material;
    • provide consultancy and advisory services;
    • check understanding of guidance;
    • give courses and lectures;

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    • welfare services without accommodation
    • psychosocial assistance to people with psychic disorders, mental disability and chemical dependency
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    • health management support activities

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