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Average Salary for Maryland Institute College of Art Alumni

The Maryland Institute College of Art is a university based in Baltimore, Md. that is home to around 2,000 undergraduates. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's 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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$0$25K$50K$75K
Graphic Designer
5 salaries
$50,000  
   
Art Director
3 salaries
$74,500  
Art Teacher
3 salaries
$49,500  
Junior Graphic Designer
2 salaries
$34,000  
Creative Services Manager
2 salaries
$43,448  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 35

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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 belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include the entertainment or video game software development industry, the advertising agency industry, and the education industry. The graphic design industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. A far departure from high-scoring SAT results, Maryland Institute College of Art alumni report earning only moderate salaries after graduating. Those with an education from the Maryland Institute College of Art earn an average of $45K.

Jobs

Among Maryland Institute College of Art alumni, those working as Art Directors report the highest median pay of approximately $75K, followed by Graphic Designers and Art Teachers (both $50K). Salaries are anything but generous for Junior Graphic Designers, whose earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at around $34K.

Locations

Rather than relocating after graduation, many Maryland Institute College of Art alumni (close to one-third of) end up finding permanent jobs in Baltimore. It is also not uncommon to find former Maryland Institute College of Art students living and working in Miami, Fla. — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of $72K. Though Des Plaines, Ill. takes the cake for lowest pay among Maryland Institute College of Art grads (the median salary is about $43K there), it remains a common destination for former students. New York, N.Y. is also a top pick, as is Washington, DC.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Visual Communications will compensate Maryland Institute College of Art grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in $60K on average per year. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Photography tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average $40K per year.

Skills

For Maryland Institute College of Art grads, proficiency in Web Design warrants a paycheck that is 61 percent more than other alumni salaries. Proficiency in Graphic Design is common among Maryland Institute College of Art alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, approximately one in three former students report doing so. Competency in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe InDesign also warrants excellent remuneration.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to benefits, there is room for improvement — only one in three grads are paid for vacation and just one in four survey participants for sick time. It is no small feat that the larger part of former students are given health coverage, and half of the graduates accept dental insurance. The larger part of survey participants allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Additional benefits handed to Maryland Institute College of Art alumni include a casual working environment, life insurance, flexible hours, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Compensation averages about $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
64 %
Male
36 %
Salary
$39,149 - $70,589
Salary
$27,812 - $65,547
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
15%

Job Satisfaction

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

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