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. The data for this snapshot was collected from School of the Art Institute of Chicago graduates who took PayScale's salary survey.

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College ROI Report

1661st

20 Year Net ROI 

$27,300

Annual ROI 

0.6%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$235,000

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College Salary Report

908th

Early Career Salary 

$44,700

Mid-Career Salary 

$77,900

% High Meaning 

42 %

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School of the Art Institute of Chicago Median Salary by Job

MinMax

Graphic Designer
18 profiles
$49,114
$36K$70K

Senior Graphic Designer
6 profiles
$61,928
$56K$66K

Architectural Designer
6 profiles
$44,494
$37K$48K

United States (change)

Fashion Designer
5 profiles
$61,033
$47K$67K

Art Director
4 profiles
$72,500
$0$73K

Marketing Manager
4 profiles
$45,000
$0$45K

Art Teacher
4 profiles
$42,500
$0$43K

  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 231
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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

3,889

Arts, Private School

63 %

55 %

15 %

Industry

The most popular field is the architectural services industry. The average starting salary for a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago is $45K.

Gender

After graduation, disparities in salary rise to the surface — males earn an average $53K per year compared to females' around $42K. The number of female graduates who responded to the survey outweighs the number of men; the female-to-male ratio is more than 3 to 1.

Locations

Chicago, Ill. keeps the largest number of School of the Art Institute of Chicago grads among cities despite the fact that it offers the lowest median compensation (approximately $32K). New York, N.Y. is on the other end of the salary spectrum, offering top-notch pay and a median salary of about $55K; it's no wonder that School of the Art Institute of Chicago grads are attracted to this city.

Degree Major

School of the Art Institute of Chicago grads who hold a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Visual Communications can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average $46K per year. A Master of Arts (MA) is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with a median annual pay of $33K.

Skills

Graphic Design is a popular skill among School of the Art Institute of Chicago alumni, with over a third of workers reporting using it on the job. School of the Art Institute of Chicago grads with Project Management abilities can expect to make 16 percent more than their former classmates (approximately $52K). Competency in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, and Adobe Illustrator also warrants excellent remuneration.

Benefits and Perks

Only one-third of alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one-fifth of alumni get paid sick time. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; a fair number of former students are rewarded with health insurance and just under half of the respondents report dental coverage, too. A strong majority of alumni allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. School of the Art Institute of Chicago grads are also lucky enough to receive a casual working environment.

Related Schools

Art Academy of Cincinnati graduates, who earn $47K on average, make a similar amount to School of the Art Institute of Chicago grads. Other schools similar to School of the Art Institute of Chicago include VanderCook College of Music, the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, and Cranbrook Academy of Art.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT critical reading score is not included.
1030 1300
ACT Scores 22 28

Key Stats for School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %
Salary
$28,993 - $50,868
Salary
$52,850

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
7%
$29,860 - $44,637

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