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States with audio production schools

How will your audio production education stack up?

Take a few moments to compare how the audio production education in your home state compares with that of other states in the nation. The US has 345 brick and mortar audio production schools.

Top Schools

The following schools that have audio production programs were ranked top in the nation in 2010:

  1. Northwestern University - located in Evanston, Illinois
  2. New York University - located in New York, New York
  3. The University of Texas at Austin - located in Austin, Texas

Student Demographics

In 2010 in the US, 12,418 students graduated with degrees in audio production. Of these students, 3,370 received certifications in audio production, 8,738 received an undergraduate degree in audio production, and 310 received a graduate-level degree in audio production.


Students can pursue education in audio production at the following levels:

  • Associate's Degree in Audio Production
  • Bachelor's Degree in Audio Production
  • Master's Degree in Audio Production
  • Doctoral Degree in Audio Production
  • Certificate in Audio Production

Audio production students can expect to gain the following skills and/or knowledge while studying audio production:

  • Systems Analysis
  • Recording
  • Teamwork
  • Signal Processing
  • Amplifiers


On average in 2010, audio production schools in the US charged $20,940 in tuition per year. The following audio production schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Johns Hopkins University - located in Baltimore, Maryland, students paid $39,150
  2. Northwestern University - located in Evanston, Illinois, students paid $38,463
  3. New York University - located in New York, New York, students paid $38,765

The audio production schools that charged students the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. University of Central Florida - located in Orlando, Florida, students paid $4,526
  2. Appalachian State University - located in Boone, North Carolina, students paid $4,491
  3. University of Idaho - located in Moscow, Idaho, students paid $4,932

How will your audio production job compare?

Audio producer is the profession of choice for a large number of audio production graduates. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that in 2010, 47,510 audio producers were working in the US. The largest populations of audio producers are in the following states:

  1. California - 8,220 Audio Producers
  2. New York - 6,040 Audio Producers
  3. Texas - 2,540 Audio Producers

Projected Growth

The projected growth for audio producers is expected to be the fastest in the following states:

  1. Virginia - 24%
  2. Georgia - 23%
  3. Utah - 21%


An audio producer in the US earns $40,423 per year on average. However, factors such as education, professional associations and certifications, or experience can cause the salary for an audio producer to vary greatly. An audio producer in the US can earn anywhere from less than $15,530 per year to more than $91,820 per year. The states with the highest average salary for an audio producer are:

  1. New Jersey - $57,470 per year
  2. New York - $55,380 per year
  3. Washington DC - $50,230 per year

On average, an audio producer earns the least in the following states:

  1. Montana - $27,790 per year
  2. New Mexico - $28,360 per year
  3. Mississippi - $28,430 per year

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So what kind of job can you get after studying
audio production?

Below you'll find various popular careers! Compare professions and see which one you find interesting!

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 47,510 $44,460 17.6%
Broadcast Technicians 30,520 $41,170 -0.7%
Sound Engineering Technicians 15,650 $54,030 23.4%