Music Schools
In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Music faculty can choose to work at one of 8 music schools in Philadelphia. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the music academic community in Philadelphia, and the future trends. Academia in music includes 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

Philadelphia Vs. Pennsylvania Music Employment

Philadelphia 750
Pennsylvania 2,380

Exactly 750 of the 2,380 music professionals employed in Pennsylvania, work in Philadelphia. The number of music professionals in Philadelphia has grown by 67% from 2006 to 2010. As the employment for music professionals in Philadelphia has increased, overall employment in Philadelphia has also increased.

Philadelphia Vs. Pennsylvania Music employment growth

2,110 2,170 2,160 2,000 2,380
450 110 730 150 750
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Pennsylvania
  • Dark Yellow: Philadelphia

Music VS. All professions salaries in Philadelphia

$32,390 $29,890 $44,550 $49,820 $64,240
$43,010 $44,460 $46,450 $48,340 $49,280
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Music in Philadelphia
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Philadelphia

Salaries for music professionals in Philadelphia have increased. In 2010 music professionals in Philadelphia reportedly earned an average salary of $64,240 per year. The average salary for music professionals in Philadelphia was $32,390 per year, four years earlier in 2006. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Philadelphia.

Salary percentiles for Music professionals in Philadelphia

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

Music professionals in Philadelphia make a median yearly salary of $69,880. The 10% of music professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $26,160 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $109,970 per year.

Average Salaries for Music professionals and related professions in Philadelphia

Music Production
Liberal Arts

Philadelphia music professionals have earnings that are higher than the salaries earned by others in related fields, on average.

Educational Trends

Music schools in Philadelphia


Many of Philadelphia's music professionals are graduates of one of the 8 accredited music schools in the city.

Music Programs Offered In Philadelphia


Philadelphia's music schools offer 32 music degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Music Degrees In Philadelphia


In 2010 approximately 226 students completed music courses.

Music Faculty Salaries in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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