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Music Schools
In Los Angeles, California

The city of Los Angeles has 10 schools where music faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the music academic community in Los Angeles, and the future trends. Academia in music includes music training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Los Angeles Vs. California Music Employment

Los Angeles 3,450
California 9,700

Exactly 3,450 of California's 9,700 music professionals work in Los Angeles. The number of music professionals in Los Angeles has shrunk by 6% from 2006 to 2010. As the employment for music professionals in Los Angeles has decreased, overall employment in Los Angeles has increased.

Los Angeles Vs. California Music employment growth

10,490 10,250 10,310 10,710 9,700
3,680 3,960 3,900 3,980 3,450
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: California
  • Dark Yellow: Los Angeles

Music VS. All professions salaries in Los Angeles

No data $120,480 $119,020 $84,010 $73,380
$43,160 $45,390 $47,600 $49,010 $50,240
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Music in Los Angeles
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Los Angeles

In 2010 an average salary of $73,380 per year was earned by music professionals in Los Angeles. The growth in the salary of music professionals in Los Angeles is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Music professionals in Los Angeles

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

Los Angeles music professionals earn a median yearly salary of $56,130. The 10% of music professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $40,400 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $114,610 per year.

Average Salaries for Music professionals and related professions in Los Angeles

Liberal Arts
Music Production

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

Educational Trends

Music schools in Los Angeles


There are 10 accredited music schools in the city. Many of Los Angeles' music professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Music Programs Offered In Los Angeles


There are a total of 52 degree and certificate programs in music offered by Los Angeles' music schools.

Student Completed Music Degrees In Los Angeles


In 2010 approximately 437 students completed music courses.

Music Faculty Salaries in Los Angeles, California

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