Advertising Schools In Washington DC

Advertising classes faculty can choose to work at one of 2 accredited advertising schools in Washington DC. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of advertising and advertising training in Washington DC, which includes advertising training at the following levels:

  • Advertising Certificate
  • Masters degree in Advertising


  1. George Washington University

    2121 I Street, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20052

    50 U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Georgetown University

    37th and O St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20057

    22 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Washington DC Vs. National Advertising Employment

Washington DC 5,240
National 271,840

Of all of the advertising professionals that work in the US, approximately 2% work in Washington DC state.

Employment Growth for Advertising professionals In Washington DC

5,410 5,710 5,040 5,120 5,240
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Advertising is a shrinking field in Washington DC. In Washington DC, 170 less advertising professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of advertising professionals has shrunk by 3%. This is slower than the trend for advertising professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of advertising professionals has shrunk by 5% between 2006 and 2010.

Advertising VS. All Professions salaries in Washington DC

$84,083 $87,045 $93,920 $93,712 $90,815
$54,015 $56,773 $59,398 $60,217 $61,344
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Advertising
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Washington DC, as the number of advertising professionals is declining, the salaries earned by advertising professionals are increasing. The mean salary for advertising professionals in 2006 was $84,083 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $90,815 per year.

Salary percentiles for Advertising professionals in Washington DC

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This represents a 7% growth in salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. Within the field of advertising, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid advertising professionals earning 126% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Washington DC state.

Average Salaries for Advertising professionals and related professions in Washington DC

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

In Washington DC, advertising professionals make, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Advertising programs available for each degree type for all schools in Washington DC


67% of these graduates received an master's degree in advertising.

Advertising Faculty Salaries in Washington DC

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