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Instrument Work, Development, and Sales Careers

While instrument players get all the glory, instrument makers are the ones who make it possible by designing, building, and repairing the instruments used by musical artists...and instrument retailers make sure they've got the finest gear in their hands.
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Guitar Technician tuning up guitar in closeup shot

Guitar Technician

Guitar Technicians set up and maintain all stringed instruments while a band is on tour. Learn More Avg. Salary: $52,167 Salary Range: $35K-$79K Alt Titles: Instrument Tech, Backline, usic Tech
Piano Tuner-Technician fixing the sound on a piano

Piano Tuner-Technician

Piano Technicians tune and repair pianos. Learn More Avg. Salary: $39,548 Salary Range: $22K-$109K Alt Titles: Piano Tuner, Piano Technician
Music Store Manager standing in music store with rows of acoustic guitars

Music Store Manager

Manages music shop or music department, buys/sells instruments and equipment. Learn More Avg. Salary: $51,152 Salary Range: $35K-$75K Alt Titles: Store Manager, Music Department Manager, Instrument Manager
Instrument repair and restoration specialist fixing a guitar in his workshop

Instrument Repair and Restoration Specialist

Repairs and restores broken or neglected musical instruments. Learn More Avg. Salary: $49,779 Salary Range: $27K-$69K Alt Titles: Instrument Repair Expert, Instrument Repair Technician
Music Store Salesperson showing electric guitar to female customer

Music Store Salesperson

Music Store Salespeople provide customer service for clientele shopping for musical instruments, both in the shop and online. They also assist with inventory maintenance and store upkeep. Learn More Avg. Salary: $47,000 Alt Titles: Music Store Sales Associate
Musical Instrument Sales Representative looking at guitars with music store owner

Musical Instrument Sales Representative

Instrument Sales Reps are responsible for visiting musical instrument retail stores in their territory, selling them instruments and sound gear, and completing sales paperwork. Learn More Avg. Salary: $57,570 Salary Range: $33k-$72K Alt Titles: Sales Representative, Manufacturers Representative
Musical Instrument Builder and Developer assembling acoustic guitar in his workshop

Musical Instrument Builder/Designer

Designs and builds instruments, either to be sold at their own shop or for a large instrument manufacturer. Learn More Avg. Salary: $58,990 Salary Range: $26K-$59K Alt Titles: Instrument Craftsman, Custom Instrument Builder, Instrument Builder/Designer, Instrument Maker, Luthier
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