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

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is a university based in North Adams, Mass. that is home to around 2,000 undergraduates. 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. The figures in this rundown were provided by MCLA alumni who took the PayScale salary questionnaire.

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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.
)
$0$27K$54K$81K
1-4 years
7 salaries
$38,421  
   
5-9 years
3 salaries
$69,000  
10-19 years
6 salaries
$50,924  
20 years or more
3 salaries
$79,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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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 health care services industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Given the high SAT scores reported by MCLA grads, their lower-than-average salaries are somewhat surprising. Graduates of MCLA earn approximately $41K on average.

Gender

The number of female graduates who responded to the survey outweighs the number of men; the female-to-male ratio is more than 3 to 1.

Locations

Many MCLA grads flock to Bennington, Vt. Another city that attracts a wealth of MCLA grads is Pittsfield, Mass.; given its high compensation (about $48K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. MCLA grads love their alma mater so much that many stick around in North Adams despite the median salary there ranking lowest among popular cities ($34K).

Degree Major

A Bachelor's Degree, Business Administration leads to the highest pay for MCLA grads ($68K on average per year). A Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Accounting offers the lowest median annual financial reward (around $46K).

Skills

MCLA grads are usually competent in Customer Service, and about a fourth of alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Former Trailblazers who have experience with Financial Reporting can expect to make 62 percent more than other alumni ($67K on average). Microsoft Excel, Payroll Administration, and Microsoft Word are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

A little less than half of the alumni do get paid time off for vacation, but only about one in three grads get paid sick time. A majority of respondents save for retirement through a 401(k) plan. The larger part of graduates receive health insurance, and a majority of grads get dental coverage. Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts grads also enjoy benefits like life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and 403(b).

Related Schools

University of Pittsburgh grads bring in salaries of around $42K, making them the most similar to MCLA alumni in terms of earnings. Granite State College, Charter Oak State College, and St Mary's College of Maryland are also similar to MCLA.

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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
81 %
Male
19 %
Salary
$35,508 - $64,173
Salary
$42,500
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
9%

Job Satisfaction

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

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