School of the Art Institute of Chicago Alumni Average Salary

Nestled away in Chicago, Ill., the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a school, has a student population of roughly 3,000. 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. This summary is derived from information given by School of the Art Institute of Chicago grads who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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College ROI Report

1329th

20 Year Net ROI 

($25,000)

Annual ROI 

-0.4%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$230,000

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College Salary Report

827th

Early Career Salary 

$38,600

Mid-Career Salary 

$64,300

% High Meaning 

47 %

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School of the Art Institute of Chicago Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$30K$60K$90K
Graphic Designer
13 salaries
$43,264  
   
Graphic Artist / Designer
4 salaries
$78,344  
Proposal Coordinator
4 salaries
$40,191  
Account Coordinator
3 salaries
$45,000  
Project Manager, Construction
3 salaries
$60,173  
Marketing Manager
3 salaries
$90,000  
Junior Graphic Designer
3 salaries
$34,392  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Jul 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 189
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About This School

36 S Wabash
Chicago, IL 60603

The Art Institute of Chicago, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2,714

Private School, Arts, Music & Design

54 %

55 %

21 %


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Industry

The most popular career sector among alumni is the architectural services industry. The average starting salary for a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago is $42K.

Gender

Students who graduate from this school and take the survey are more likely to be female — the female-to-male ratio is 3 to 1.

Jobs

Among School of the Art Institute of Chicago graduates, the biggest earners are Creative Directors, who haul in about $75K on average. Next on the list are Online Community Managers, bringing in close to around $50K. Sliding in near the bottom are Graphic Designers, who report earnings of $33K.

Locations

For reasons other than money, School of the Art Institute of Chicago grads are most commonly found still living in Chicago, Ill., where median pay sits at the bottom of the pay scale (approximately $34K). On the opposite end of the pay scale is New York, N.Y., a top-paying city for School of the Art Institute of Chicago grads looking to earn a larger-than-average sum (this city has a median pay of $54K).

Degree Major

School of the Art Institute of Chicago grads who hold a Bachelor of Science in Architecture can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average $77K per year. A Master of Arts (MA), Art Administration is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of $34K.

Skills

Competency in Design translates into above-average pay for School of the Art Institute of Chicago grads — they earn 49 percent more than their fellow graduates. School of the Art Institute of Chicago alumni are often well versed in Adobe InDesign, with nearly one-fourth of grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, Design, and Project Management command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off due to illness is less common here than paid vacation time, about one in four grads report receiving the former, whereas just half of the alumni report receiving the latter. Health benefits extend to a fair number of graduates, and just over half of the respondents also receive dental coverage. A fair number of survey participants plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. Additional benefits handed to School of the Art Institute of Chicago alumni include a casual working environment, flexible hours, life insurance, and free drinks.

Related Schools

Minneapolis College of Art and Design graduates, who earn $44K on average, make a similar amount to School of the Art Institute of Chicago grads. VanderCook College of Music, the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, and Cranbrook Academy of Art are also similar to School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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Key Stats for School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %
Salary
$24,468 - $57,543
Salary
$40,000 - $65,000
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
$19,071 - $47,816
$36,800 - $70,000

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