Music Schools
In Cambridge, Massachusetts

In Cambridge, there are 3 music schools where music faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the music academic community in Cambridge, and the future trends. Academia in music includes music training at the following levels:

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


Professional Trends

Cambridge Vs. Massachusetts Music Employment

Cambridge 250
Massachusetts 420

Of the 420 music professionals employed in Massachusetts, 250 work in Cambridge. Between 2006 and 2010, in Cambridge, there has been a 178% growth in the number of music professionals. As the employment for music professionals in Cambridge has increased, overall employment in Cambridge has also increased.

Cambridge 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: Cambridge

Music VS. All professions salaries in Cambridge

$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 Cambridge
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Cambridge

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

Salary percentiles for Music professionals in Cambridge

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

Music professionals make a median salary of $51,450 per year in Cambridge. 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 Cambridge

Music Production
Liberal Arts

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

Educational Trends

Music schools in Cambridge


Many of Cambridge's music professionals are graduates of one of the 3 accredited music schools in the city.

Music Programs Offered In Cambridge


Cambridge's music schools offer 13 music degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Music Degrees In Cambridge


In 2010 approximately 99 students graduated from music courses.

Music Faculty Salaries in Cambridge, Massachusetts

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