Average Salary for Berklee College of Music Alumni

Berklee College of Music is a university located in Boston. This overview is based on graduates' answers 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
3 salaries
$47,166  
   
Event Coordinator
2 salaries
$31,500  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 27 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 56
United States (change)

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 musical performance industry, and the music publisher industry. The education industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. Starting salaries of $45K are common among Berklee College of Music grads.

Jobs

The most generous salaries among Berklee College of Music alumni are reportedly earned by Executive Assistants, whose earnings come to $60K, followed by Software Engineers (around $55K) and Media Directors (approximately $53K). Directors of Music Ministry wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning $24K.

Locations

A large number of students head to New York after college. San Francisco is another hot spot for Berklee College of Music grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to $100K). Lake Forest 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 about $20K. Other common destinations include Los Angeles and Boston.

Degree Major

Berklee College of Music grads who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Bachelor's Degree, Music Business and earn $90K per year. A B.A. in Music Performance is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with annual pay of $28K.

Skills

Berklee College of Music grads who have experience with Program Management can expect to make 180 percent more than other alumni ($125K on average). Berklee College of Music grads are usually competent in Microsoft Office, and nearly one in eight alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Other top skills include Project Management, Customer Service, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

Only about two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and one in five survey participants receive sick leave. Most respondents take advantage of a 401(k) plan. Health insurance benefits extend to a fair portion of respondents, and a majority of former students sign up for dental plans. Additional perks enjoyed by Berklee College of Music grads include a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, optional telecommute / work from home, and free drinks.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, The New England Conservatory of Music grads (who make an average of approximately $45K) earn salaries most similar to Berklee College of Music alumni. The Boston Conservatory, Boston Architectural College, and School of the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston are also similar to Berklee College of Music.

Key Stats for Berklee College of Music

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %
Salary
$19,727 - $56,750
Salary
$26,500 - $74,745
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

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