Art Schools
In Boston, Massachusetts

Art faculty can choose to work at one of 11 art schools in Boston. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in art in the city of Boston, which encompasses art training at the following levels:

  • Art Certificate
  • Associates degree in Art
  • Bachelors degree in Art
  • Masters degree in Art
  • PhD degree in Art


Statistics

Professional Trends

Boston Vs. Massachusetts Art Employment

Boston 1,710
Massachusetts 2,620

Of the 1,610 art professionals employed in Massachusetts, 1,010 work in Boston. There has been a 51% growth in the number of art professionals in Boston between the years 2006 and 2010. As the number of art professionals in Boston has increased, overall employment in Boston has also increased.

Boston Vs. Massachusetts Art employment growth

1,590 1,720 1,740 1,760 1,610
670 930 970 1,020 1,010
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Massachusetts
  • Dark Yellow: Boston

Art VS. All professions salaries in Boston

$44,660 $46,810 $48,403 $47,987 $45,993
$52,100 $54,000 $56,060 $58,330 $59,410
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Art in Boston
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Boston

Salaries for art professionals in Boston have increased. In 2010 an average salary of $45,993 per year was earned by art professionals in Boston. Four years earlier in 2006, art professionals in Boston made an average salary of $44,660 per year. The growth in the salary of art professionals in Boston is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Art professionals in Boston

10th percentile
$23,873
25th percentile
$28,007
50th percentile
$38,290
75th percentile
$56,647
90th percentile
$77,537

Art professionals in Boston make a median yearly salary of $38,290. The 10% of art professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $23,873 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $77,537 per year.

Average Salaries for Art professionals and related professions in Boston

Art
$45,993
Visual Communications
$51,140
Animation
$52,413
Web Design
$53,870
Graphic Design
$53,870
Design
$58,318
Drafting
$60,333
Film
$62,960

Art professional salaries in Boston are, on average, lower than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Art schools in Boston

11

There are 11 accredited art schools in the city. Many of Boston's art professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Art Programs Offered In Boston

associate
2
bachelor
32
master
9
doctor
1
Certificate
2
Total46

There are a total of 46 degree and certificate programs in art offered by Boston's art schools.

Student Completed Art Degrees In Boston

associate
4
bachelor
671
master
121
doctor
5
Certificate
25
Total826

In 2010 approximately 826 students completed art courses.

Art Faculty Salaries in Boston, Massachusetts

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