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Average Salary for Maryland Institute College of Art Alumni

Located in Baltimore, Md., roughly 2,000 students call Maryland Institute College of Art home for four years. The numbers in this rundown were provided by the Maryland Institute College of Art grads who participated in PayScale's salary survey.

Overall College ROI Rank

1305
out of 1312
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ROI Rank for Private not-for-profit Universities

473
out of 476
 

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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$0$25K$50K$75K
Graphic Designer
8 salaries
$45,000  
   
Art Teacher
3 salaries
$49,500  
Art Director
3 salaries
$74,500  
Junior Graphic Designer
2 salaries
$34,000  
Senior Graphic Designer
2 salaries
$52,500  
Laboratory Manager
2 salaries
$40,000  
Creative Services Manager
2 salaries
$43,448  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Jan 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 44
United States (change)

About This School

1300 Mount Royal Ave
Baltimore, MD 21217-4134

1,941

Art, Music & Design, Private Schools, Art, Music & Design

71 %

0 %

38 %

23 %


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Industry

Graduates of Maryland Institute College of Art go into the education industry, the entertainment or video game software development industry, and the public library industry, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. The most popular field is the graphic design industry. For Maryland Institute College of Art alumni, high SAT scores do not correlate to high-paying positions in the workforce. Typical pay for those who graduated from Maryland Institute College of Art amounts to approximately $45K.

Jobs

Maryland Institute College of Art grads who become Art Directors garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in $75K annually. However, Senior Graphic Designers and Art Teachers also rank as top-earners (bringing in about $53K and $50K, respectively). Relative to other positions, compensation dwindles for Junior Graphic Designers; alumni in this role face average salaries of $34K.

Locations

Maryland Institute College of Art alumni seldom move away from Baltimore after college; in fact, close to a third of former students find lasting work in the city they adore. In addition, former Maryland Institute College of Art students often head to Miami after graduating, where typical salaries come to around $72K in this top-paying city. Los Angeles is a popular spot for former Maryland Institute College of Art students at the opposite end of the pay scale; in fact, average salaries there are the lowest at $40K. New York and Washington, DC are also desirable cities.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Interior Design leads to the highest pay for Maryland Institute College of Art grads (around $56K per year). Those with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Photography face salaries on the lower end, coming in close to $40K per year.

Skills

Maryland Institute College of Art grads who have experience with Web Design can expect to make 56 percent more than other alumni (about $70K on average). Proficiency in Graphic Design is common among Maryland Institute College of Art alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, more than a third of former students report doing so. In addition, those who are savvy in Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe InDesign are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about two-fifths of alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one in three grads get sick time. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; a majority of former students are rewarded with health insurance and just over half of the former students report dental coverage, too. A majority of the survey participants set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. Additional perks enjoyed by Maryland Institute College of Art grads include a casual working environment, life insurance, flexible hours, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

The University of the Arts graduates, who earn $47K 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.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1570 1960
ACT Scores

Key Stats for Maryland Institute College of Art

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %
Salary
$38,783 - $62,201
Salary
$28,383 - $64,453
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

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