Music Schools
In San Jose, California

In San Jose, there are 2 music schools where music faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of music and music education in San Jose, which includes music training at the following levels:

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


Professional Trends

San Jose Vs. California Music Employment

San Jose 310
California 9,700

Of the 9,700 music professionals employed in California, 310 work in San Jose. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of music professionals in San Jose has shrunk by 26%. Overall employment in San Jose has also decreased.

San Jose Vs. California Music employment growth

10,490 10,250 10,310 10,710 9,700
420 460 470 330 310
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: California
  • Dark Yellow: San Jose

Music VS. All professions salaries in San Jose

$46,760 $54,680 $54,470 $66,600 $67,540
$59,990 $61,720 $64,310 $66,780 $67,850
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Music in San Jose
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in San Jose

As the number of music professionals in San Jose has shrunk, salaries for music professionals have increased. San Jose music professionals made $67,540 per year, on average, in 2010. Music professionals in San Jose made a yearly average salary of $46,760, four years earlier in 2006. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in San Jose.

Salary percentiles for Music professionals in San Jose

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25th percentile
50th percentile
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90th percentile

Music professionals in San Jose make a median yearly salary of $47,430. The 10% of music professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $34,230 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 168% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Music professionals and related professions in San Jose

Music Production
Liberal Arts

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

Educational Trends

Music schools in San Jose


There are 2 accredited music schools in the city. Many of San Jose's music professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Music Programs Offered In San Jose


There are a total of 4 degree and certificate programs in music offered by San Jose's music schools.

Student Completed Music Degrees In San Jose


Approximately 53 students graduated from music courses in 2010.

Music Faculty Salaries in San Jose, California

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