Average Salary for Berklee College of Music Alumni

Nestled away in Boston, Mass., Berklee College of Music, a school, has a student population of roughly 4,000. This report is based on the responses of Berklee College of Music graduates who completed 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: 17 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 49

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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

Former Berklee College of Music students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including the education industry, the musical performance industry, and the musical instrument store industry. The most highly represented industry among alumni is software as a service (SAAS) development. Following graduation, Berklee College of Music students earn an average of $44K.

Jobs

The biggest paychecks among Berklee College of Music alumni are earned by Retail Operations Managers — these former students make an average about $47K per year.

Locations

Many Berklee College of Music grads flock to New York, N.Y. With a median salary of $73K, San Francisco, Calif. represents the highest-paid city popular among Berklee College of Music grads. Home to the lowest median salary for Berklee College of Music alumni is Nashville, Tenn., a popular place for former students despite its approximately $36K average paycheck. Graduates also relocate to Los Angeles, Calif. and Boston, Mass.

Degree Major

A Bachelor's Degree, Music Business earns Berklee College of Music students the most money after college (an average around $90K per year). Average annual salaries for those with a B.A. in Music Technology are the lowest of the pack, earning $40K.

Skills

Account Management commands a pay premium of 29 percent for Berklee College of Music grads. Many Berklee College of Music grads have knowledge of Microsoft Office, with nearly one-seventh of alumni using this program on the clock. Customer Service, Microsoft Excel, and Project Management are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

A fair number of survey participants set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Health insurance benefits extend to a strong majority of alumni, and a majority of respondents sign up for dental plans. Berklee College of Music grads are also lucky enough to receive a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, optional telecommute / work from home, flexible hours, and free drinks.

Related Schools

Median pay for New England Conservatory of Music grads is $49K, making their salaries most similar to those of Berklee College of Music grads. Other schools similar to Berklee College of Music include Boston Conservatory, Boston Architectural College, and School of the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston.

Key Stats for Berklee College of Music

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %
Salary
$13,381 - $62,500
Salary
$27,842 - $83,500
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

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