Average Salary for Berklee College of Music Alumni

Around 4,000 people attend Berklee College of Music, a institution based in Boston, Mass. With a male-to-female ratio of 4-to-1, there are more men than women in the pool of respondents. In addition, male grads generally bring in more money than their female equivalents according to alumni reports. This report is based on the answers of Berklee College of Music graduates who responded to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Typical Early Career Salary

$41,000
Berklee College of Music Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Operations Manager, Retail
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$48,000  
   
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About This School

1140 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02215

www.berklee.edu/admissions/

4,402

Private School, Arts, Music & Design

50 %

20 %

18 %


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Industry

Berklee College of Music alumni find work in an assortment of industries including software as a service (SAAS) development, the music publisher industry, and the musical instrument store industry. A large chunk of former Berklee College of Music students are employed in the education industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. Those with an education from Berklee College of Music earn an average of approximately $48K.

Gender

The school's graduates who responded to the survey are largely male (the male-to-female ratio is 3 to 1).

Locations

New York, N.Y. is a hub for Berklee College of Music graduates — a large number call this city home. Another city that attracts a wealth of Berklee College of Music grads is San Francisco, Calif.; given its high compensation ($73K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by Berklee College of Music alumni is Nashville, Tenn., where earnings average $41K. In addition, grads flock to Los Angeles, Calif. as well as Boston, Mass.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for Berklee College of Music grads with a Bachelor's Degree, Music Business (average earnings climb to $90K per year). An Associate's Degree is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of about $44K.

Skills

Competency in Product Development translates into above-average pay for Berklee College of Music grads — they earn 164 percent more than their fellow graduates. Close to a seventh of grads report using Microsoft Office as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Also considered top-notch skills are Customer Service, Project Management, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

Only one in three grads earn paid vacation and just one in six survey participants get paid sick time. It is no small feat that most alumni are given health coverage, and a fair number of former students accept dental insurance. Most former students save for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Alumni of Berklee College of Music also take in a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, optional telecommute / work from home, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Alumni of New England Conservatory of Music pick up average paychecks of $50K, which is closest to the amount made by Berklee College of Music grads among similar schools. 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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Key Stats for Berklee College of Music

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %
Salary
$32,556 - $68,784
Salary
$25,760 - $91,715

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

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