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Average Salary for Maryland Institute College of Art Alumni

Around 2,000 people attend the Maryland Institute College of Art, a institution based in Baltimore, Md. The information for this snapshot was generated by alumni responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Overall College ROI Rank

1221
out of 1223
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ROI Rank for Private not-for-profit Universities

401
out of 402
 

Mid-Career Salary Rank for Art / Design

16
out of 16

Typical Early Career Salary

$37,100
Maryland Institute College of Art Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
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XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Graphic Designer
5 salaries
$50,000  
   
Art Teacher
3 salaries
$49,500  
Art Director
3 salaries
$74,500  
Junior Graphic Designer
2 salaries
$34,000  
Creative Services Manager
2 salaries
$43,448  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 36

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About This School

1300 Mount Royal Ave
Baltimore, MD 21217-4134

1,896

Private School, Arts, Music & Design

73 %

49 %

23 %


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Industry

Professionally, the entertainment or video game software development industry, the advertising agency industry, and the education industry are popular business areas among the Maryland Institute College of Art alumni. Among Maryland Institute College of Art grads, the graphic design industry is a commonly chosen career field. Salaries are quite modest for Maryland Institute College of Art alumni, inconsistent with the impressive SAT results reported by this group. Maryland Institute College of Art graduates see an average starting salary of $45K.

Jobs

The most generous salaries among Maryland Institute College of Art alumni are reportedly earned by Art Directors, whose median earnings come to approximately $75K, followed by Graphic Designers and Art Teachers at $50K. Relative to other positions, compensation dwindles for Junior Graphic Designers; alumni in this role face average salaries of about $34K.

Locations

Maryland Institute College of Art alumni seem to appreciate living in Baltimore, and approximately one-third of grads actually choose to stay and find employment here after completing their coursework. It is no surprise that Miami, Fla., which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is around $72K), is another of the most popular spots for former Maryland Institute College of Art students. Maryland Institute College of Art alumni in Des Plaines, Ill. can often be found sliding in at the lower end of the pay scale, where median paychecks are the smallest at $43K. Other common destinations include New York, N.Y. and Washington, DC.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid Maryland Institute College of Art alumni are those with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Visual Communications — they earn close to $60K on average per year. A Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Photography is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of about $40K.

Skills

Maryland Institute College of Art grads with Web Design experience garner salaries that are 62 percent more than other grads' salaries. Close to a third of grads report using Graphic Design as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe InDesign command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only one in three grads earn paid vacation and just one in four survey participants get paid sick time. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, a majority of grads contribute to a 401(k). Health insurance benefits extend to the larger part of alumni, and slightly more than half of the survey participants sign up for dental plans. Additional perks enjoyed by Maryland Institute College of Art grads include a casual working environment, life insurance, flexible hours, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Compensation averages $44K for University of the Arts alumni, making their earnings most comparable to Maryland Institute College of Art grads. Corcoran College of Art and Design, the Curtis Institute of Music, and Moore College of Art and Design are also similar to Maryland Institute College of Art.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1580 1950
ACT Scores

Key Stats for Maryland Institute College of Art

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %
Salary
$39,149 - $70,589
Salary
$27,907 - $65,000
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

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