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. This summary is derived from information given by Maryland Institute College of Art grads who completed 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
National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location.
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Graphic Designer
4 salaries
$47,500  
   
Art Director
3 salaries
$74,500  
Art Teacher
2 salaries
$63,166  
Junior Graphic Designer
2 salaries
$34,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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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 advertising agency industry, the education industry, and the retail industry are just a few of the areas in which the Maryland Institute College of Art grads find work. The majority of Maryland Institute College of Art alumni wind up in the graphic design industry. Curiously, the high SAT results reported by Maryland Institute College of Art alumni do not result in top-paid positions in the workforce — in fact, this group brings home rather low salaries. The average salary for a grad from the Maryland Institute College of Art is $44K.

Jobs

In the Maryland Institute College of Art alumni professional community, Art Directors make the highest median pay (about $75K), though Art Teachers ($63K), and Graphic Designers ($50K) are close competitors. Salaries are anything but generous for Junior Graphic Designers, whose earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at approximately $34K.

Locations

Graduates of Maryland Institute College of Art seem to enjoy living in Baltimore, and over a third of grads wind up living and working there after graduation. Washington, DC is another hot spot for Maryland Institute College of Art grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to around $61K). Though New York, N.Y. takes the cake for lowest pay among Maryland Institute College of Art grads (the median salary is $48K there), it remains a common destination for former students. Nearby Bethesda, Md. and Miami, Fla. also rank high on the list of cities for Maryland Institute College of Art grads.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Visual Communications earns Maryland Institute College of Art students the most money after college (an average $60K 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 $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. Many former Maryland Institute College of Art students are familiar with Adobe Photoshop, and nearly one in three grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Adobe Illustrator, Graphic Design, and Adobe InDesign are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about two-fifths of alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one-third of alumni get sick time. The larger part of survey participants allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. It is no small feat that the larger part of alumni are given health coverage, and nearly half of the graduates accept dental insurance. Other benefits that Maryland Institute College of Art alumni receive are a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, University of the Arts grads (who make an average of $44K) earn salaries most similar to Maryland Institute College of Art alumni. Other schools similar to Maryland Institute College of Art include Corcoran College of Art and Design, the Curtis Institute of Music, and Moore College of Art and Design.

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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
64 %
Male
36 %
Salary
$38,783 - $72,429
Salary
$27,617 - $66,129
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

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