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2021 Highest Paid Music Graduates in Georgia

320 Bachelor's Degrees
$27,600 Avg Salary
$24,867 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Music Graduates in GeorgiaWith 320 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, music is the #41 most popular major in Georgia. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 2.0% of all the music bachelor's degrees in the country. Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Highest Paid Music Graduates list, to help you choose the best school for you.

For this year's Highest Paid Music Graduates in Georgia ranking, we looked at 2 colleges that offer a bachelor's in music.

In this ranking, we use early career salaries - salaries 10 years from when a student started college. This is the salary typically earned 4-6 years after graduation, but may be different depending on how long a person takes to complete their degree.

Salaries of Music Majors After Graduation

After graduating, music majors that go to school in Georgia go on to jobs making an average of $27,600 per year. That's not so great, since it is 31% less than the national average salary of a typical bachelor's degree holder. However, graduates from the schools in this list may make more.

Nationwide, the average salary for graduates with a bachelor's degree in music is $25,137. This means that degree holders from schools in Georgia make 10% more than their countrywide peers.

Average Salary for Music Graduates from Schools in Georgia  27,600
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Average Salary for Music Graduates from Schools Nationwide  25,137
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National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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2021 Highest Paid Music Grads in Georgia

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Top 10 Best Schools for Highly Paid Music Graduates in Georgia

Georgia State University earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Georgia State is a very large public school located in the city of Atlanta. Music majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $36,900.

On average, music graduates from Georgia State take out $27,076 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $291, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Emory University

Atlanta, GA

Our rankings recognize Emory University as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Emory is a large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Atlanta.

On average, music graduates from Emory take out $19,172 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $208, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Georgia

Athens, GA

Our rankings recognize University of Georgia as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Athens, UGA is a public college with a fairly large student population. Students who receive their bachelor's in music from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $18,300.

While working on their bachelor's, music majors at UGA accumulate an average of around $23,010 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $270, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Berry College

Mount Berry, GA

Berry College comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Berry is a small private not-for-profit school located in the small suburb of Mount Berry.

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Morehouse College

Atlanta, GA

Our rankings recognize Morehouse College as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Morehouse is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Atlanta.

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Spelman College

Atlanta, GA

The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Spelman College. Located in the city of Atlanta, Spelman is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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University of West Georgia

Carrollton, GA

The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of West Georgia. Located in the town of Carrollton, University of West Georgia is a public school with a large student population.

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The #8 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Valdosta State University. VSU is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Valdosta.

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Georgia Southern University

Statesboro, GA

Our rankings recognize Georgia Southern University as the #9 school in this year's rankings. Located in the distant town of Statesboro, GaSou is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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Georgia Southwestern State University comes in at #10 in this year's ranking. GSW is a small public school located in the town of Americus.

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Best Music Colleges in the Southeast Region

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State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Florida 214 826
Tennessee 209 530
North Carolina 207 422
Virginia 206 507
South Carolina 188 185
Alabama 183 277
Kentucky 177 231
Arkansas 164 133
Louisiana 163 214
Mississippi 158 101
West Virginia 142 75

Music is one of 9 different types of Visual & Performing Arts programs to choose from.

Majors Similar to Music

Related Major Annual Graduates
Design & Applied Arts 1,082
Fine & Studio Arts 796
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 518
Drama & Theater Arts 349
General Visual & Performing Arts 66

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Notes and References

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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