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

Nestled away in North Adams, Mass., Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, a school, has a student population of roughly 2,000. A considerably greater proportion of women make up the student population with a female-to-male ratio of 5-to-1. From alumni reporting, however, it appears that men make more than their female counterparts after graduating. The information for this snapshot was generated by alumni responses to the PayScale 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 
$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: 18 Jul 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 most popular field is the health care services industry. MCLA students do not advance into high-paying positions after graduation despite their impressive SAT results. The average salary for a grad from MCLA is $41K.

Gender

Graduates who responded to the survey skew strongly female, with a female-to-male ratio of more than 3 to 1.

Locations

Bennington, Vt. is a hot spot for MCLA alum. It is also not uncommon to find former MCLA students living and working in Pittsfield, Mass. — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of $48K. Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts alumni often stay in North Adams following graduation despite having one of the lowest median salary among popular cities ($34K).

Degree Major

With a median annual earnings of $68K per year, former Trailblazers who have a Bachelor's Degree, Business Administration are the best paid among the alumni population. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Accounting tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average around $46K per year.

Skills

Knowledge of Financial Reporting seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 64 percent more than their former classmates' salaries (approximately $67K). Customer Service is a popular skill among MCLA alumni, with roughly a fourth of grads reporting using it on the job. Demonstrated ability in Microsoft Excel, Payroll Administration, and Microsoft Word rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Benefits include paid time off, but vacation days are more heavily handed out than sick days; roughly half of the survey participants report receiving the former, but only one in three grads report receiving the latter. Dental insurance applies to more than half of alums, and a majority of respondents report health coverage. To plan for old age, more than half of former students maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Additional benefits handed to Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts alumni include life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, University of Pittsburgh grads (who make an average of about $42K) earn salaries most similar to MCLA alumni. 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
80 %
Male
20 %
Salary
$35,234 - $65,923
Salary
$42,500

Job Satisfaction

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

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