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Average Salary for Berklee College of Music Alumni

Students of Berklee College of Music call Boston home for four years. The information for this snapshot was generated by alumni responses to the PayScale salary survey.

Typical Early Career Salary
Berklee College of Music Alumni
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Operations Manager, Retail
3 salaries
Media Director
2 salaries
Director, Music Ministry
2 salaries
Event Coordinator
2 salaries
Software Engineer
2 salaries
Operations Manager
2 salaries
Executive Assistant
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 73
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Boston, MA 02215

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Berklee College of Music alumni belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include software as a service (SAAS) development, the musical performance industry, and the music publisher industry. The most popular field is the education industry. Berklee College of Music graduates see an estimated starting salary of $45K.


The Berklee College of Music alumni who make the most are Executive Assistants; they report a median pay of $60K. Software Engineers and Media Directors draw in a fair amount as well — $55K and $53K. Directors of Music Ministry face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at approximately $24K.


Home to a large number of Berklee College of Music alums, New York is by far the most attractive city for these former students. San Francisco is also a common destination for Berklee College of Music grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of about $100K. Though Lake Forest takes the cake for lowest pay among Berklee College of Music grads (the median salary is around $20K there), it remains a common destination for former students. Los Angeles is also a common pick among Berklee College of Music grads, along with Boston.

Degree Major

With annual earnings of $90K per year, Berklee College of Music grads who have a Bachelor's Degree, Music Business are the best paid among the alumni population. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a B.A. in Music Performance — their annual income amounts to approximately $28K on average.


Program Management commands a pay premium of 179 percent for Berklee College of Music grads. Microsoft Office is a common skill among Berklee College of Music alumni — nearly one-eighth of grads mention using it at work. In addition, those who are savvy in Project Management, Customer Service, and Microsoft Excel are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

Just two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one in five survey participants get paid sick time. It is no small feat that a fair portion of survey participants are given health coverage, and a majority of grads accept dental insurance. To plan for old age, most grads maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Other benefits awarded to Berklee College of Music alumni include a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, optional telecommute / work from home, and free drinks.

Related Schools

Compensation averages $44K for The New England Conservatory of Music alumni, making their earnings most comparable to Berklee College of Music grads. The Boston Conservatory, Boston Architectural College, and School of the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston are also similar to Berklee College of Music.

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25 %

female alumni


75 %

male alumni
$19,727 - $56,750
$27,104 - $73,914

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

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