Average Hourly Rate for Brooks Institute Alumni

Around zero people attend the Brooks Institute, a institution based in Santa Barbara, Calif. The data for this snapshot was collected from Brooks Institute graduates who took PayScale's salary survey.

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Brooks Institute Alumni

Median Hourly Rate by Years Experience

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About This School

27 E. Cota Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101


Private School, Arts, Music & Design, For Profit

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The average salary for a grad from the Brooks Institute is around $42K.


Senior Photographers win the contest for best-paid Brooks Institute alumni, making $72K on average every year, though Photographers (approximately $50K) are not far behind. Collecting the smallest paychecks are Graphic Designers — they bring in $34K.


Santa Barbara, Calif. is filled with Brooks Institute grads. Another city that attracts a wealth of Brooks Institute grads is Denver, Colo.; given its high compensation (about $50K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. On the flipside, the lowest-paying city popular among Brooks Institute grads is Los Angeles, Calif. (median compensation is $50K).

Degree Major

Brooks Institute grads who fare the best in terms of salary hold a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) and earn a median salary of $71K per year. Those holding a Bachelor's Degree are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in $59K on average per year.


Brooks Institute grads are usually competent in Adobe Photoshop, and over one-half of alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Brooks Institute grads with Product Photography experience garner salaries that are 53 percent more than other grads' salaries. Demonstrated ability in Product Photography, Adobe Illustrator, and Branding rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one in three grads get paid sick time. Health coverage is awarded to a fair number of respondents, and dental insurance is issued to a majority of respondents as well. A fair number of graduates report contributing to a 401(k). Additional perks enjoyed by Brooks Institute grads include a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and 401(a).

Related Schools

Art Institute of California grads bring in salaries of around around $42K, making them the most similar to Brooks Institute alumni in terms of earnings. The Musicians Institute, the Interior Designers Institute, and the Design Institute of San Diego are also similar to Brooks Institute.

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Key Stats for Brooks Institute


41 %
59 %
Hourly Rate
$17 - $20
Hourly Rate
$14 - $18
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

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

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