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 7-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

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Alumni

Median Salary by Years Experience

Years Experience
National Salary Data (?
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1-4 years
8 salaries
5-9 years
5 salaries
10-19 years
6 salaries
20 years or more
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 15 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 23

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About This School

375 Church St
North Adams, MA 01247-4100

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts



State School

57 %

9 %

71 %

48 %

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The most popular career sector among alumni is the health care services industry. Salaries are quite modest for MCLA alumni, inconsistent with the impressive SAT results reported by this group. Former MCLA graduates bring in $43K on average.


At this school, there are significantly more females than males who took the survey — the female-to-male ratio is more than 3 to 1.


Many MCLA students are Pittsfield, Mass.-bound following college. Another city that attracts a wealth of MCLA grads is Wakefield, Mass.; given its high compensation ($86K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. Relative to other popular cities, North Adams ranks low on the pay scale (average pay is approximately $34K); however, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts grads enjoy the area so much that they often choose to reside here after graduation despite the drawback in salary.

Degree Major

Former Trailblazers who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Bachelor's Degree, Business Administration and earn a median salary of about $68K per year. Average annual salaries for those with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Accounting are the lowest of the pack, earning around $46K.


Customer Service is a popular skill among MCLA alumni, with just under a fourth of workers reporting using it on the job. Former Trailblazers with Office Management abilities can expect to make 69 percent more than their former classmates ($72K). Competency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Office also warrants excellent remuneration.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to paid time off, there is more lenience involving vacation than illness; roughly half of the respondents get vacation time, whereas just one in three grads get paid sick leave. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, a fair number of survey participants contribute to a 401(k). A strong majority of graduates receive health insurance, and a majority of graduates get dental coverage. Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts grads also enjoy benefits like life insurance, a casual working environment, 403(b), and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Median pay for University of Pittsburgh grads is $42K, making their salaries most similar to those of MCLA grads. Granite State College, Charter Oak State College, and St Mary's College of Maryland are also similar to MCLA.

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)


82 %
18 %
$33,682 - $65,547
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

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