Berklee College of Music Alumni Average Salary

Around 4,000 people attend Berklee College of Music, a institution based in Boston, Mass. The data for this snapshot was collected from Berklee College of Music graduates who took PayScale's salary survey.

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Operations Manager
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Music Director
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Assistant Editor
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Music Teacher
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Creative Director
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Activity Therapist
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Associate Director, Creative Services
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Feb 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 146

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1140 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02215


Private School, Arts, Music & Design

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Median pay for those who graduated from Berklee College of Music amounts to $84K.


It is no surprise that Boston, Mass., which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is $87K), is another of the most popular spots for former Berklee College of Music students. On the other hand, Berklee College of Music alumni who end up in Los Angeles, Calif. receive the lowest median salary of approximately $76K.

Degree Major

A B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) leads to the highest pay for Berklee College of Music grads (around $83K on average per year). Those holding a Bachelor's Degree are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in about $81K on average per year.


Competency in Project Management translates into above-average pay for Berklee College of Music grads — they earn 3 percent more than their fellow graduates. Proficiency in Project Management is common among Berklee College of Music alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, more than two-fifths of former students report doing so.

Benefits and Perks

Though the larger part of former students get paid time off for vacation, only two-fifths of alumni receive paid sick leave. To plan for old age, almost all respondents maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Almost all alumni enjoy benefits like health insurance, while a fair number of graduates receive dental plans, too. Additional benefits handed to Berklee College of Music alumni include a casual working environment, life insurance, free drinks, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Boston Conservatory, New England Conservatory of Music, and School of the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston are also similar to Berklee College of Music. Berklee College of Music alumni report average salaries that are more comfortable than graduates of like-minded schools, and their salaries are most in line with Boston Architectural College grads who make an average of $60K.

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Key Stats for Berklee College of Music


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$55,500 - $92,432
$63,871 - $92,510
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5-9 years
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20 years or more
$65,000 - $90,259

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