Music Schools
In Boston, Massachusetts

There are 10 music schools in Boston for faculty to choose from. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in music in the city of Boston, which encompasses music training at the following levels:

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


Professional Trends

Boston Vs. Massachusetts Music Employment

Boston 250
Massachusetts 420

Of the 420 music professionals employed in Massachusetts, 250 work in Boston. There has been a 178% growth in the number of music professionals in Boston between the years 2006 and 2010. Overall employment in Boston has also increased.

Boston Vs. Massachusetts Music employment growth

700 900 960 1,080 420
90 120 150 210 250
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Massachusetts
  • Dark Yellow: Boston

Music VS. All professions salaries in Boston

$76,930 $69,040 $54,810 $54,660 $52,410
$52,100 $54,000 $56,060 $58,330 $59,410
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Music in Boston
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Boston

In Boston, salaries for music professionals have decreased. In 2010 Boston music professionals earned an average yearly salary of $52,410. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for music professionals in Boston was $76,930 per year. This decline is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Boston.

Salary percentiles for Music professionals in Boston

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

Music professionals in Boston earn a median salary of $51,450 per year. The difference in pay between the music professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 334%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $19,280 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $83,750 per year.

Average Salaries for Music professionals and related professions in Boston

Music Production
Liberal Arts

On average music professional salaries in Boston are lower than salaries earned by their professional counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Music schools in Boston


There are 10 accredited music schools in the city. Many of Boston's music professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Music Programs Offered In Boston


There are a total of 61 degree and certificate programs in music offered by Boston's music schools.

Student Completed Music Degrees In Boston


Approximately 1,006 students completed music courses in 2010.

Music Faculty Salaries in Boston, Massachusetts

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