Maryland Institute College of Art Alumni Average Salary

Nestled away in Baltimore, Md., the Maryland Institute College of Art, a school, has a student population of roughly 2,000. The data in this summary come from Maryland Institute College of Art alumni who took the PayScale salary survey.

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College ROI Report

1221st

20 Year Net ROI 

($138,800)

Annual ROI 

-5.2%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$207,800

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College Salary Report

972nd

Early Career Salary 

$37,900

Mid-Career Salary 

$57,500

% High Meaning 

44.0%

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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  
Art Teacher
2 salaries
$63,166  
Junior Graphic Designer
2 salaries
$34,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Aug 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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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

The Maryland Institute College of Art alumni find work in an assortment of industries including the graphic design industry, the education industry, and the retail industry. A large chunk of former Maryland Institute College of Art students are employed in the advertising agency industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. Salaries are quite modest for Maryland Institute College of Art alumni, inconsistent with the impressive SAT results reported by this group. Following graduation, Maryland Institute College of Art students earn an average of around $44K.

Jobs

The Maryland Institute College of Art alumni who make the most are Art Directors; they report a median pay of about $75K. Art Teachers and Graphic Designers draw in a fair amount as well — $63K and $50K, respectively. Junior Graphic Designers wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning $34K.

Locations

Infamous for its meager salaries (average pay is the lowest at approximately $50K), roughly two in five Maryland Institute College of Art students still call Baltimore, Md. their home after graduation. Maryland Institute College of Art grads with a different agenda may consider the above-average salaries in New York, N.Y. — pay averages to $50K.

Degree Major

Maryland Institute College of Art students with a Bachelor's Degree can expect to make the most money (approximately $57K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. Those holding a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Illustration are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in about $50K on average per year.

Skills

Web Design commands a pay premium of 65 percent for Maryland Institute College of Art grads. Proficiency in Graphic Design is common among Maryland Institute College of Art alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, close to a third of former students report doing so. Other prime know-hows include Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe InDesign.

Benefits and Perks

Only about one in three grads enjoy paid vacation and one in three grads receive sick leave. A majority of respondents set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. Health insurance benefits extend to more than half of alums, and roughly half of the graduates sign up for dental plans. Maryland Institute College of Art grads are also lucky enough to receive a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

University of the Arts grads bring in salaries of around $44K, making them the most similar to Maryland Institute College of Art alumni in terms of earnings. 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
ACT Scores

Key Stats for Maryland Institute College of Art

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %
Salary
$22,669 - $82,250
Salary
$28,781 - $71,732
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

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