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Liberal Arts Schools
In Amherst, Massachusetts

Liberal Arts faculty can choose to work at one of 3 liberal arts schools in Amherst. The trends in Amherst's liberal arts academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below, which includes liberal arts training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Amherst Vs. Massachusetts Liberal Arts Employment

Amherst 120
Massachusetts 2,220

Of the 2,220 liberal arts professionals employed in Massachusetts, 120 work in Amherst. Overall employment in Amherst has also increased.

Amherst Vs. Massachusetts Liberal Arts employment growth

2,200 2,200 2,130 2,180 2,220
No data 170 150 No data 120
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Massachusetts
  • Dark Yellow: Amherst

Liberal Arts VS. All professions salaries in Amherst

No data $89,640 $92,400 No data $96,270
$41,780 $43,600 $47,470 No data $49,180
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Liberal Arts in Amherst
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Amherst

In 2010 an average salary of $96,270 per year was earned by liberal arts professionals in Amherst. The growth in the salary of liberal arts professionals in Amherst is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Liberal arts professionals in Amherst

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Liberal arts professionals in Amherst earn a median salary of $90,470 per year. The difference in pay between the liberal arts professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 185%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $53,320 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $152,030 per year.

Average Salaries for Liberal arts professionals and related professions in Amherst

Liberal Arts

Liberal arts professional salaries in Amherst are, on average, higher than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Liberal Arts schools in Amherst


There are 3 accredited liberal arts schools in the city. Many of Amherst's liberal arts professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Liberal Arts Programs Offered In Amherst


There are a total of 7 degree and certificate programs in liberal arts offered by Amherst's liberal arts schools.

Student Completed Liberal Arts Degrees In Amherst


In 2010 approximately 146 students completed liberal arts courses.

Liberal Arts Faculty Salaries in Amherst, Massachusetts

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