Advertising Schools
In Costa Mesa, California

The city of Costa Mesa has only one school where advertising faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in advertising in the city of Costa Mesa, which encompasses advertising training at the following levels:

  • Advertising Certificate
  • Associates degree in Advertising


Professional Trends

Costa Mesa Vs. California Advertising Employment

Costa Mesa 2,400
California 29,740

Exactly 2,400 of the 29,740 advertising professionals employed in California, work in Costa Mesa. There has been a 34% decline in the number of advertising professionals in Costa Mesa between the years 2006 and 2010. As the employment for advertising professionals in Costa Mesa has decreased, overall employment in Costa Mesa has also decreased.

Costa Mesa Vs. California Advertising employment growth

36,000 34,400 33,030 31,960 29,740
3,630 3,670 3,010 2,680 2,400
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: California
  • Dark Yellow: Costa Mesa

Advertising VS. All professions salaries in Costa Mesa

$84,163 $77,763 $82,103 $81,038 $84,793
$44,220 $45,820 $47,730 $48,940 $49,780
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Advertising in Costa Mesa
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Costa Mesa

As the number of advertising professionals in Costa Mesa has shrunk, salaries for advertising professionals have increased. In 2010 advertising professionals in Costa Mesa reportedly earned an average salary of $84,793 per year. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for advertising professionals in Costa Mesa was $84,163 per year. The growth in the salary of advertising professionals in Costa Mesa is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Advertising professionals in Costa Mesa

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90th percentile

Costa Mesa advertising professionals earn a median yearly salary of $76,818. The 10% of advertising professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $43,162 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 189% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Advertising professionals and related professions in Costa Mesa

Visual Communications
Fashion Merchandising
Fashion Marketing
Public Relations
Business Administration
Small Business

Costa Mesa advertising professionals have earnings that are higher than the salaries earned by others in related fields, on average.

Educational Trends

Advertising schools in Costa Mesa


There is only one accredited advertising school in the city. Many of Costa Mesa's advertising professionals are graduates of this school.

Advertising Programs Offered In Costa Mesa


There are a total of 2 degree and certificate programs in advertising offered by Costa Mesa's advertising schools.

Student Completed Advertising Degrees In Costa Mesa


Approximately 4 students completed advertising courses in 2010.

Advertising Faculty Salaries in Costa Mesa, California

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