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. Figures cited in this summary are based on graduates' replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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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
National Salary Data 
$0$25K$50K$75K
Art Director
3 salaries
$74,500  
   
Graphic Designer
3 salaries
$50,000  
Junior Graphic Designer
2 salaries
$34,000  
Art Teacher
2 salaries
$63,166  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Aug 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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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

Graduates of the Maryland Institute College of Art are found working in a number of different fields including the advertising agency industry, the retail industry, and the education industry. A large chunk of former Maryland Institute College of Art students are employed in the graphic design industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. Maryland Institute College of Art students do not advance into high-paying positions after graduation despite their impressive SAT results. Those with an education from the Maryland Institute College of Art earn an average of $44K.

Jobs

Among Maryland Institute College of Art graduates, the biggest earners are Art Directors, who haul in $75K on average. Next on the list are Art Teachers and Graphic Designers, bringing in approximately $63K and $48K, respectively. Junior Graphic Designers face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at around $34K.

Locations

Maryland Institute College of Art alumni seem to appreciate living in Baltimore, and more than a third of grads actually choose to stay and find employment here after completing their coursework. Another city that attracts a wealth of Maryland Institute College of Art grads is Washington, DC; given its high compensation (about $61K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by Maryland Institute College of Art alumni is New York, N.Y., where earnings average $48K. Other common destinations for Maryland Institute College of Art grads include close-by Bethesda, Md. and Miami, Fla.

Degree Major

A graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Interior Design from Maryland Institute College of Art can rake in a whopping average around $56K per year, more than any other degree from this school. A Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Photography commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of $40K.

Skills

Competency in Web Design translates into above-average pay for Maryland Institute College of Art grads — they earn 64 percent more than their fellow graduates. Around one in three Maryland Institute College of Art grads wind up using Adobe Photoshop at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Graphic Design, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe InDesign are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Only one in three grads for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one in three grads get paid sick time. A majority of alumni report contributing to a 401(k). The larger part of respondents have medical plans, and nearly half of the graduates have dental insurance. Graduates of Maryland Institute College of Art are also recipients of a casual working environment, life insurance, flexible hours, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

University of the Arts graduates, who earn $44K on average, make a similar amount 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.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1580 1950
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Key Stats for Maryland Institute College of Art

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %
Salary
$38,630 - $73,231
Salary
$27,617 - $66,129

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

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