School of the Art Institute of Chicago Alumni Average Salary

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago is a university based in Chicago, Ill. that is home to around 3,000 undergraduates. This report is based on the responses of School of the Art Institute of Chicago graduates 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

Compare to Other Schools

College Salary Report

663rd

Early Career Salary 

$39,700

Mid-Career Salary 

$69,100

% High Meaning 

50 %

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School of the Art Institute of Chicago Alumni

Median Salary by Years Experience

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$27K$54K$81K
Graphic Designer
17 salaries
$48,105  
   
Junior Graphic Designer
5 salaries
$35,608  
Art Director
4 salaries
$57,500  
Fashion Designer
4 salaries
$66,866  
Art Therapist
4 salaries
$36,004  
Graphic Artist / Designer
4 salaries
$78,344  
Project Manager, Construction
3 salaries
$60,173  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Feb 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 209

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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 %

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Industry

The most popular field is the architectural services industry. Those with an education from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago earn an average of around $44K.

Gender

After graduation, women go on to earn an average of approximately $41K per year compared to men, who earn $50K.

Locations

More often than not, School of the Art Institute of Chicago grads continue living in Chicago, Ill. (just over a half of former students to be exact) even though the average salary here takes last place on the pay scale ($35K). 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 $48K).

Degree Major

A graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Visual Communications from School of the Art Institute of Chicago can rake in a whopping average about $46K per year, more than any other degree from this school. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a Master of Arts (MA) — their annual income amounts to $33K on average.

Skills

Project Management commands a pay premium of 19 percent for School of the Art Institute of Chicago grads. School of the Art Institute of Chicago grads are usually competent in Graphic Design, and just under one in three alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, and Microsoft Office are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Half of the alumni do get paid time off for vacation, but only about one in three grads get paid sick time. For this school, a fair number of former students are the recipients of health benefits, and more than half of survey participants pick up dental plans, too. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, a strong majority of former students contribute to a 401(k). Alumni of School of the Art Institute of Chicago also take in a casual working environment and free drinks.

Related Schools

Alumni of Minneapolis College of Art and Design pick up average paychecks of $43K, which is closest to the amount made by School of the Art Institute of Chicago grads among similar schools. 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
69 %
Male
31 %
Salary
$29,194 - $50,000
Salary
$50,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
11%
$30,459 - $43,238

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