College of Visual Arts Alumni Average Salary

College of Visual Arts is a university based in Saint Paul. Figures cited in this summary are based on graduates' replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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College of Visual Arts Alumni

Median Salary by Years Experience

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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9

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About This School

344 Summit Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55102-2199

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Graduates of College of Visual Arts earn about $48K on average.


A gender wage gap becomes apparent after college, with female graduates earning only around $48K on average compared to $59K for male graduates.


In addition, former College of Visual Arts students often head to Minneapolis, Minn. after graduating, where the median salary comes to $54K in this top-paying city. The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by College of Visual Arts alumni is St. Paul, Minn., where earnings average approximately $50K.

Degree Major

A graduate with a Bachelor's Degree from College of Visual Arts can rake in a whopping average $52K per year, more than any other degree from this school.


College of Visual Arts grads who have experience with Adobe Illustrator can expect to make 37 percent more than other alumni ($65K on average). College of Visual Arts grads are usually competent in Adobe Illustrator, and just over two-fifths of alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Demonstrated ability in Project Management, Adobe Photoshop, and Graphic Design rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

More than half of former students receive health insurance, and more than half of alums get dental coverage. The larger part of graduates save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. College of Visual Arts alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as a casual working environment.

Related Schools

Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design grads report the most similar salaries to College of Visual Arts alums, earning $48K on average. Other schools similar to College of Visual Arts include Minneapolis College of Art and Design, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and VanderCook College of Music.

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Rated 4 out of 5
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$44,750 - $65,000

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