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Music Schools
In Costa Mesa, California

The city of Costa Mesa has 2 schools where music faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the music academic community in Costa Mesa, and the future trends. Academia in music includes music training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Costa Mesa Vs. California Music Employment

Costa Mesa 1,380
California 9,700

Exactly 1,380 of California's 9,700 music professionals work in Costa Mesa. Between 2006 and 2010, in Costa Mesa, there has been a 59% growth in the number of music professionals. Overall employment in Costa Mesa has decreased.

Costa Mesa Vs. California Music employment growth

10,490 10,250 10,310 10,710 9,700
870 1,170 1,090 1,380 1,380
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: California
  • Dark Yellow: Costa Mesa

Music VS. All professions salaries in Costa Mesa

$29,630 $33,240 $37,210 $44,290 $59,430
$44,220 $45,820 $47,730 $48,940 $49,780
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Music in Costa Mesa
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Costa Mesa

In Costa Mesa, salaries for music professionals have increased. In 2010 an average salary of $59,430 per year was earned by music professionals in Costa Mesa. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for music professionals in Costa Mesa was $29,630 per year. The growth in the salary of music professionals in Costa Mesa is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Music professionals in Costa Mesa

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

Costa Mesa music professionals earn a median yearly salary of $56,040. The difference in pay between the music professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 275%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $25,770 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $96,740 per year.

Average Salaries for Music professionals and related professions in Costa Mesa

Music Production
Liberal Arts

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

Educational Trends

Music schools in Costa Mesa


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

Music Programs Offered In Costa Mesa


There are a total of 2 degree and certificate programs in music offered by Costa Mesa's music schools.

Student Completed Music Degrees In Costa Mesa


Approximately 14 students completed music courses in 2010.

Music Faculty Salaries in Costa Mesa, California

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