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Music Schools
In Santa Monica, California

There is only one music school in Santa Monica for faculty to choose from. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the music academic community in Santa Monica, and the future trends. Academia in music includes music training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Santa Monica Vs. California Music Employment

Santa Monica 3,450
California 9,700

Of the 9,700 music professionals employed in California, 3,450 work in Santa Monica. The number of music professionals in Santa Monica has shrunk by 6% from 2006 to 2010. Overall employment in Santa Monica has increased.

Santa Monica 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: Santa Monica

Music VS. All professions salaries in Santa Monica

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 Santa Monica
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Santa Monica

Santa Monica music professionals made $73,380 per year, on average, in 2010. The growth in the salary of music professionals in Santa Monica is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Music professionals in Santa Monica

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

Music professionals in Santa Monica make a median yearly salary of $56,130. The difference in pay between the music professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 184%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $40,400 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $114,610 per year.

Average Salaries for Music professionals and related professions in Santa Monica

Liberal Arts
Music Production

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

Educational Trends

Music schools in Santa Monica


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

Music Programs Offered In Santa Monica


There is one degree and certificate program in music offered by Santa Monica's music school.

Student Completed Music Degrees In Santa Monica


Approximately 4 students graduated from music courses in 2010.

Music Faculty Salaries in Santa Monica, California

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