Music Schools
In Washington DC

Music faculty can choose to work at one of 5 music schools in Washington. The trends in Washington's music academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below, which includes music training at the following levels:

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


Professional Trends

Washington DC Vs. Washington DC Music Employment

Washington DC 450
Washington DC 220

Of the 220 music professionals employed in Washington DC, 450 work in Washington. Between 2006 and 2010, in Washington, there has been a 50% decline in the number of music professionals. As the number of music professionals in Washington has decreased, overall employment in Washington has increased.

Washington DC Vs. Washington DC Music employment growth

550 790 380 310 220
900 1,290 100 750 450
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Washington DC
  • Dark Yellow: Washington DC

Music VS. All professions salaries in Washington DC

$52,060 $60,380 $40,270 $44,590 $53,410
$52,980 $54,840 $57,620 $60,090 $62,300
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Music in Washington DC
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Washington DC

As the number of music professionals in Washington has shrunk, salaries for music professionals have increased. In 2010 an average salary of $53,410 per year was earned by music professionals in Washington. The average salary for music professionals in Washington was $52,060 per year, four years earlier in 2006. This growth is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Washington.

Salary percentiles for Music professionals in Washington DC

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

Music professionals make a median salary of $53,020 per year in Washington. The 10% of music professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $17,720 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $87,690 per year.

Average Salaries for Music professionals and related professions in Washington DC

Music Production
Liberal Arts

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

Educational Trends

Music schools in Washington DC


Many of Washington's music professionals are graduates of one of the 5 accredited music schools in the city.

Music Programs Offered In Washington DC


There are a total of 22 degree and certificate programs in music offered by Washington's music schools.

Student Completed Music Degrees In Washington DC


In 2010 approximately 104 students graduated from music courses.

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