Average Salary for Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Alumni

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, a school in North Adams, Mass., has roughly 2,000 undergrads. A considerably greater proportion of women make up the student population with a female-to-male ratio of 6-to-1. From alumni reporting, however, it appears that men make more than their female counterparts after graduating. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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Typical Early Career Salary

$34,800
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Alumni

Median Salary by Years Experience

Years Experience
National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$27K$54K$81K
1-4 years
8 salaries
$37,208  
   
5-9 years
4 salaries
$59,500  
10-19 years
6 salaries
$50,924  
20 years or more
3 salaries
$79,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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About This School

375 Church St
North Adams, MA 01247-4100

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

www.mcla.edu/Admissions/

1,538

State School

57 %

9 %

71 %

48 %


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Industry

The most popular professional field seems to be the health care services industry. MCLA students do not advance into high-paying positions after graduation despite their impressive SAT results. Former MCLA graduates bring in $41K on average.

Gender

Women are more likely to graduate from this school than men, given the 3 to 1 female-to-male ratio.

Locations

Many MCLA grads end up living in Pittsfield, Mass., deeming it the most popular city for former students of this school. MCLA alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Wakefield, Mass., which offers a median salary of $86K. Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts alumni often stay in North Adams following graduation despite having one of the lowest median salary among popular cities (approximately $34K).

Degree Major

With a median annual earnings of around $68K per year, former Trailblazers who have a Bachelor's Degree, Business Administration are the best paid among the alumni population. A Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Accounting offers the lowest median annual financial reward (about $46K).

Skills

For former Trailblazers, proficiency in Financial Reporting warrants a paycheck that is 62 percent more than other alumni salaries. Microsoft Excel is a common skill among MCLA alumni — about a fourth of grads mention using it at work. Competency in Customer Service, Microsoft Word, and Payroll Administration also warrants excellent remuneration.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to paid time off, there is more lenience involving vacation than illness; slightly less than half of the alumni get vacation time, whereas just one-third of alumni get paid sick leave. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, a strong majority of alumni contribute to a 401(k). Health benefits extend to a strong majority of survey participants, and more than half of alums also receive dental coverage. Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts alumni are also on the receiving end of life insurance, a casual working environment, 403(b), and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

University of Pittsburgh grads report the most similar salaries to MCLA alums, earning $42K on average. Other schools similar to MCLA include Granite State College, Charter Oak State College, and St Mary's College of Maryland.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
930 1130
ACT Scores 20 25

Key Stats for Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA)

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %
Salary
$34,817 - $65,880
Salary
$42,500
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

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