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Music Schools
In Oakland, California

Music faculty can choose to work at one of 3 music schools in Oakland. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of music and music education in Oakland, which includes music training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Oakland Vs. California Music Employment

Oakland 720
California 9,700

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

Oakland 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: Oakland

Music VS. All professions salaries in Oakland

$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 Oakland
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Oakland

In Oakland, salaries for music professionals have increased. In 2010 Oakland music professionals earned an average yearly salary of $63,910. The average salary for music professionals in Oakland was $46,360 per year, four years earlier in 2006. The growth in the salary of music professionals in Oakland is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Music professionals in Oakland

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

Music professionals in Oakland 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 179% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Music professionals and related professions in Oakland

Music Production
Liberal Arts

Oakland music professionals have earnings that are lower than the salaries earned by others in related fields, on average.

Educational Trends

Music schools in Oakland


There are 3 accredited music schools in the city. Many of Oakland's music professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Music Programs Offered In Oakland


There are a total of 7 degree and certificate programs in music offered by Oakland's music schools.

Student Completed Music Degrees In Oakland


Approximately 36 students completed music courses in 2010.

Music Faculty Salaries in Oakland, California

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