Music Schools
In San Diego, California

Music faculty can choose to work at one of 6 music schools in San Diego. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in music in the city of San Diego, which encompasses music training at the following levels:

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


Professional Trends

San Diego Vs. California Music Employment

San Diego 720
California 9,700

Of the 9,700 music professionals employed in California, 720 work in San Diego. Between 2006 and 2010, in San Diego, there has been a 12% decline in the number of music professionals. As the number of music professionals in San Diego has decreased, overall employment in San Diego has increased.

San Diego Vs. California Music employment growth

10,490 10,250 10,310 10,710 9,700
820 710 580 640 720
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: California
  • Dark Yellow: San Diego

Music VS. All professions salaries in San Diego

$84,500 $72,000 $99,930 $95,900 $109,400
$43,600 $45,210 $47,250 $48,860 $50,200
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Music in San Diego
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in San Diego

Salaries for music professionals in San Diego have increased. In 2010 San Diego music professionals earned an average yearly salary of $109,400. Four years earlier in 2006, music professionals in San Diego made an average salary of $84,500 per year. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in San Diego.

Salary percentiles for Music professionals in San Diego

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90th percentile

Music professionals make a median salary of $85,140 per year in San Diego. The 10% of music professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $40,880 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 372% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Music professionals and related professions in San Diego

Music Production
Liberal Arts

Music professional salaries in San Diego are, on average, higher than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Music schools in San Diego


There are 6 accredited music schools in the city. Many of San Diego's music professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Music Programs Offered In San Diego


There are a total of 11 degree and certificate programs in music offered by San Diego's music schools.

Student Completed Music Degrees In San Diego


In 2010 approximately 72 students completed music courses.

Music Faculty Salaries in San Diego, California

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