Average Salary for Berklee College of Music Alumni

Berklee College of Music is a university based in Boston, Mass. that is home to around 4,000 undergraduates. 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. The information for this snapshot was generated by alumni responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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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  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 42
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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 can most commonly be found in the education industry, the musical instrument store industry, and the music publisher industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. The majority of Berklee College of Music alumni wind up in software as a service (SAAS) development. Median pay for those who graduated from Berklee College of Music amounts to $48K.

Gender

With a 3 to 1 male-to-female ratio, men represent the better half of this school's graduates who completed the questionnaire.

Locations

Many Berklee College of Music students are New York, N.Y.-bound following college. Berklee College of Music alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Boston, Mass., which offers a median salary of $75K. Nashville, Tenn. is a popular spot for former Berklee College of Music students at the opposite end of the pay scale; in fact, average salaries there are the lowest at around $36K. Alumni express interest in Los Angeles, Calif. and San Francisco, Calif. as well.

Degree Major

A Bachelor's Degree, Music Business will compensate Berklee College of Music grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in $90K on average per year. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding an Associate's Degree — their annual income amounts to approximately $44K on average.

Skills

For Berklee College of Music grads, proficiency in Web Marketing warrants a paycheck that is 131 percent more than other alumni salaries. Microsoft Office is a popular skill among Berklee College of Music alumni, with nearly one in eight grads reporting using it on the job. In addition, those who are savvy in Customer Service, Project Management, and Microsoft Excel are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

Only about two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and one-fifth of alumni receive sick leave. Most grads take advantage of a 401(k) plan. Most alumni have medical plans, and a strong majority of respondents have dental insurance. Additional benefits handed to Berklee College of Music alumni include a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, free drinks, and optional telecommute / work from home.

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
23 %
Male
77 %
Salary
$32,556 - $68,784
Salary
$27,459 - $92,651
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
10%

Job Satisfaction

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

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