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Average Salary for Brooks Institute Alumni

Brooks Institute is a university based in Santa Barbara. Alumni responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.

Brooks Institute Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Graphic Designer
3 salaries
$37,500  
   
Senior Photographer
3 salaries
$70,000  
Photography Director
3 salaries
$38,323  
Photographer
3 salaries
$52,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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Brooks Institute Details

27 E. Cota Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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Industry

The most popular professional field seems to be the wedding photography industry. Starting salaries of $44K are common among Brooks Institute grads.

Jobs

The most generous salaries among Brooks Institute alumni are reportedly earned by Senior Photographers, whose earnings come to $70K, followed by Photographers ($49K) and Photography Directors (approximately $38K). Sliding in near the bottom are Graphic Designers, who report earnings of about $38K.

Locations

Many Brooks Institute students are Los Angeles-bound following college. Chicago is also a common destination for Brooks Institute grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of $83K. For comparison, the lowest paying city popular with Brooks Institute alumni is Knoxville, which offers median salaries of around $38K. Santa Barbara is also a top pick, as is Temple City.

Degree Major

A B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) earns Brooks Institute students the most money after college ($71K per year). A B.A. in Communication Studies & Journalism is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with annual pay of around $35K.

Skills

Adobe Photoshop is a popular skill among Brooks Institute alumni, with a majority of workers reporting using it on the job. For Brooks Institute grads, proficiency in Marketing Communications warrants a paycheck that is 42 percent more than other alumni salaries. Other top skills include Product Photography, Adobe InDesign, and Apple Final Cut Pro.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (two-fifths of alumni and one-third of alumni, respectively). In an effort to save up for the years ahead, a majority of the survey participants contribute to a 401(k). A majority of graduates enjoy benefits like health insurance, while a majority of grads receive dental plans, too. Graduates of Brooks Institute are also recipients of a casual working environment, life insurance, optional telecommute / work from home, and pets/dog at work.

Related Schools

Alumni of The Art Institute of California pick up average paychecks of approximately $42K, which is closest to the amount made by Brooks Institute grads among similar schools. Other schools similar to Brooks Institute include Musicians Institute, Interior Designers Institute, and Design Institute of San Diego.

Test Scores

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Key Stats

Female
35 %
Male
65 %
Salary
$40,000 - $58,531
Salary
$30,709 - $76,000
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
40%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
13%
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

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