Average Hourly Rate for Brooks Institute Alumni

Around zero people attend the Brooks Institute, a institution based in Santa Barbara, Calif. Figures cited in this summary are based on graduates' replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Brooks Institute Alumni

Median Hourly Rate by Years Experience

Years Experience
National Hourly Rate Data 
$0$6$12$18
1-4 years
$17.95  
   
5-9 years
$15.21  
10-19 years
$17.49  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Aug 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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About This School

27 E. Cota Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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Private School, Arts, Music & Design, For Profit

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Industry

The average starting salary for a graduate of the Brooks Institute is $42K.

Jobs

Brooks Institute grads who become Senior Photographers are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, making an average approximately $72K yearly. Also notably well-paid are Photographers — their salaries approach about $50K. Sliding in near the bottom are Graphic Designers, who report earnings of $34K.

Locations

Santa Barbara, Calif. is filled with Brooks Institute grads. Denver, Colo. is another hot spot for Brooks Institute grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to around $50K). Los Angeles, Calif. is a popular spot for former Brooks Institute students at the opposite end of the pay scale; in fact, average salaries there are the lowest at $50K.

Degree Major

Brooks Institute grads who hold a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average $71K per year. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a Bachelor's Degree tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average $59K per year.

Skills

Product Photography commands a pay premium of 53 percent for Brooks Institute grads. Adobe Photoshop is a popular skill among Brooks Institute alumni, with a little more than half of workers reporting using it on the job. Experience with Product Photography, Adobe Illustrator, and Branding is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

Just two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one-third of alumni get paid sick time. It is no small feat that a strong majority of respondents are given health coverage, and more than half of graduates accept dental insurance. A strong majority of graduates participate in a 401(k) program. Additional benefits handed to Brooks Institute alumni include a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and 401(a).

Related Schools

Art Institute of California graduates, who earn approximately $42K on average, make a similar amount to Brooks Institute grads. Other schools similar to Brooks Institute include the Musicians Institute, the Interior Designers Institute, and the Design Institute of San Diego.

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Key Stats for Brooks Institute

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %
Hourly Rate
$17 - $20
Hourly Rate
$14 - $18

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

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