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Music Production Schools

As a professor or instructor of music production classes at one of the 104 accredited music production schools in the country, you play a central role in shaping the future of this growing field. The trends in the music production academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below, which includes music production training at the following levels:

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


Professional Trends

National Employment growth for Music production professionals

127,750 137,350 148,980 155,740 167,320
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Dark Yellow: Actual Values

167,320 music production professionals were working in the US in the year 2010. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of music production professionals has grown by 31%.

And the growth for all careers between the years 2006 and 2010 was 1%. This trend is expected to continue over the next 7 years.

National Salary percentiles for Music production professionals

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The median yearly salary earned by music production professionals, in 2010, was $50,508. The median yearly salary for music production professionals in the US was 12% less than that for all professions, which was $68,155 per year.

National Median Salary Growth For Music Production

$43,478 $45,960 $47,810 $49,320 $50,508
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Salaries

There has been a 16% growth in music production professionals' salaries from 2006 to 2010.

Educational Trends

National Music Production Student enrollment growth by degree

223 236 1,518 1,791 1,394
195 393 442 489 613
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2 1 14 16 15
194 249 320 763 1,751
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate's Degree in Music Production
  • Blue: Bachelor's Degree in Music Production
  • Red: Doctorates Degree in Music Production
  • Light blue: Master's Degree in Music Production
  • Grey: Certificate in Music Production

The career outlook for music production professionals is showing a rapid change. And, on the educational front, the story is similar. In the US, 614 students graduated from music production degree programs in 2006. And in 2010, 3,773 students graduated from music production schools.

This represents a 514% change in the number of graduates. This growth in the number of students graduating from music production courses is greater than the change nationally for students graduating from institutions for higher education in general, which has been a 12% growth from 2006 to 2010.

Music Production Programs offered Nationwide


The number of schools offering music production programs has decreased. In the year 2006, there were 37 music production schools in the US. And in the year 2010, there were 104 schools.

Music Production Faculty Salaries

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  1. California29 Schools
  2. Texas9 Schools
  3. Pennsylvania8 Schools
  4. Arizona6 Schools
  5. Tennessee5 Schools
  6. Minnesota5 Schools
  7. Washington State4 Schools
  8. Michigan4 Schools
  9. Illinois3 Schools
  10. Indiana3 Schools
  11. New York3 Schools
  12. Florida3 Schools
  13. Kansas2 Schools
  14. Louisiana2 Schools
  15. Massachusetts2 Schools
  16. New Jersey2 Schools
  17. North Carolina2 Schools
  18. Ohio2 Schools
  19. Georgia2 Schools
  20. Utah1 Schools
  21. Virginia1 Schools
  22. Maryland1 Schools
  23. Wisconsin1 Schools
  24. Wyoming1 Schools
  25. Nebraska1 Schools
  26. Nevada1 Schools
  27. Oregon1 Schools

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