Around 1,000 people attend the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, a institution based in Winston-Salem, N.C. Figures cited in this summary are based on graduates' replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

College ROI Report

958th

20 Year Net ROI 

$194,000

Annual ROI 

5.9 %

Total 4 Year Cost 

$90,400

Compare to Other Schools

College Salary Report

1062nd

Early Career Salary 

$45,400

Mid-Career Salary 

$78,500

% High Meaning 

45 %

Compare to Other 4-Year Schools

North Carolina School of the Arts (NCSA) Median Salary by Job

MinMax

$43,500
$0$44K

$62,500
$0$63K

$63,000
$0$63K

United States (change)

$42,000
$0$42K

$50,000
$0$50K

$36,750
$0$37K

$73,497
$0$73K

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  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 60
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About This School

1533 South Main St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27127-2738

North Carolina School of the Arts

873

Arts, State School

65 %

27 %

Industry

Graduates of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts work in a variety of sectors including the advertising agency industry, the education industry, and the ballet company industry. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the theater company industry. Very few University of North Carolina School of the Arts grads go into the ballet company industry; in fact, less than five percent of alumni enter this industry. Those with a degree from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts make an average of $51K.

Jobs

Among University of North Carolina School of the Arts graduates, the biggest earners are Technical Directors, who haul in about $63K on average. Next on the list are Construction Project Managers and Special Events Managers, bringing in around $53K and $50K, respectively. Theater Production Managers face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at approximately $37K.

Locations

New York, N.Y. is filled with University of North Carolina School of the Arts grads. The top-paying city popular with University of North Carolina School of the Arts alumni is Washington, DC, which offers a median salary of $67K. On the other end, University of North Carolina School of the Arts grads flock to Pittsburgh, Pa., which actually offers the weakest median salary of $45K. Los Angeles, Calif. and Philadelphia, Pa. also rank high on the list of cities.

Degree Major

University of North Carolina School of the Arts grads who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Bachelor of Music in Bachelor of Music (BMus / BM) and earn a median salary of $63K per year. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average $39K per year.

Skills

Nearly one in six grads report using Project Management as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. For University of North Carolina School of the Arts grads, proficiency in Autodesk AutoCAD warrants a paycheck that is 18 percent more than other alumni salaries. Experience with Operations Management, Adobe Photoshop, and Customer Service is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about one-fifth of alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one-fifth of alumni get sick time. A large number of alumni have medical plans, and more than half of former students have dental insurance. A large number of alums take advantage of a 401(k) plan. Graduates of University of North Carolina School of the Arts are also recipients of a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Median pay for Massachusetts College of Art and Design grads is $55K, making their salaries most similar to those of University of North Carolina School of the Arts grads. Escuela de Artes Plasticas de Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music, and O'More College of Design are also similar to University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

North Carolina School of the Arts (NCSA) Job Listings

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1460 1840
ACT Scores 21 27

Key Stats for North Carolina School of the Arts (NCSA)

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %
Salary
$32,711 - $51,121
Salary
$34,431 - $73,564

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%

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