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Music Schools
In Berkeley, California

The city of Berkeley has only one school where music faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of music and music education in Berkeley, which includes music training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Berkeley Vs. California Music Employment

Berkeley 720
California 9,700

Of the 9,700 music professionals employed in California, 720 work in Berkeley. There has been a 12% decline in the number of music professionals in Berkeley between the years 2006 and 2010. As the number of music professionals in Berkeley has decreased, overall employment in Berkeley has increased.

Berkeley Vs. California Music employment growth

10,490 10,250 10,310 10,710 9,700
820 880 760 780 720
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: California
  • Dark Yellow: Berkeley

Music VS. All professions salaries in Berkeley

$46,360 $45,790 $56,420 $65,550 $63,910
$49,830 $51,220 $53,260 $54,590 $56,360
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Music in Berkeley
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Berkeley

In Berkeley, salaries for music professionals have increased. In 2010 music professionals in Berkeley reportedly earned an average salary of $63,910 per year. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for music professionals in Berkeley was $46,360 per year. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Berkeley.

Salary percentiles for Music professionals in Berkeley

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

Music professionals in Berkeley earn a median salary of $64,460 per year. The 10% of music professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $31,710 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $88,470 per year.

Average Salaries for Music professionals and related professions in Berkeley

Music Production
Liberal Arts

On average music professionals in Berkeley earn salaries that are lower than the salaries earned by other professionals in Berkeley.

Educational Trends

Music schools in Berkeley


There is only one accredited music school in the city. Many of Berkeley's music professionals are graduates of this school.

Music Programs Offered In Berkeley


There are a total of 3 degree and certificate programs in music offered by Berkeley's music schools.

Student Completed Music Degrees In Berkeley


In 2010 approximately 57 students completed music courses.

Music Faculty Salaries in Berkeley, California

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