Advertising Schools
In Washington DC

In Washington, there are 2 advertising schools where advertising faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the advertising academic community in Washington, and the future trends. Academia in advertising includes advertising training at the following levels:

  • Advertising Certificate
  • Masters degree in Advertising


Professional Trends

Washington DC Vs. Washington DC Advertising Employment

Washington DC 8,770
Washington DC 5,240

Exactly 8,770 of Washington DC's 5,240 advertising professionals work in Washington. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of advertising professionals in Washington has grown by 5%. As the number of advertising professionals in Washington has increased, overall employment in Washington has also increased.

Washington DC Vs. Washington DC Advertising employment growth

5,410 5,710 5,040 5,120 5,240
8,320 8,460 7,670 8,450 8,770
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Washington DC
  • Dark Yellow: Washington DC

Advertising VS. All professions salaries in Washington DC

$81,660 $85,853 $93,438 $93,328 $90,990
$52,980 $54,840 $57,620 $60,090 $62,300
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Advertising in Washington DC
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Washington DC

In Washington, salaries for advertising professionals have increased. In 2010 Washington advertising professionals earned an average yearly salary of $90,990. Advertising professionals in Washington made a yearly average salary of $81,660, four years earlier in 2006. This growth is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Washington.

Salary percentiles for Advertising professionals in Washington DC

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Advertising professionals make a median salary of $84,138 per year in Washington. The difference in pay between the advertising professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 191%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $44,175 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $128,437 per year.

Average Salaries for Advertising professionals and related professions in Washington DC

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

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

Educational Trends

Advertising schools in Washington DC


There are 2 accredited advertising schools in the city. Many of Washington's advertising professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Advertising Programs Offered In Washington DC


Washington's advertising schools offer 3 advertising degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Advertising Degrees In Washington DC


Approximately 182 students graduated from advertising courses in 2010.

Advertising Faculty Salaries in Washington DC, Washington DC

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