Advertising Schools In Washington State

In Washington State, there are 4 accredited schools where advertising classes faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of advertising and advertising training in Washington State, which includes advertising training at the advertising bachelors degree level.


  1. Central Washington University

    400 East University Way, Ellensburg, Washington 98926-7501

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  2. Gonzaga University

    E 502 Boone Ave, Spokane, Washington 99258-0001

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  3. Trinity Lutheran College

    2802 Wetmore Ave., Everett, Washington 98201

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  4. Seattle University

    900 Broadway, Seattle, Washington 98122-4340

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Professional Trends

Washington State Vs. National Advertising Employment

Washington State 6,540
National 271,840

Approximately 2% of the country's advertising professionals work in Washington State state.

Employment Growth for Advertising professionals In Washington State

5,210 5,970 6,590 6,360 6,540
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Advertising is a growing field in Washington State. 1,330 more advertising professionals were working in Washington State in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Washington State, this field has grown by 26% in four years. This is faster 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 State

$78,840 $82,603 $78,378 $76,592 $77,285
$48,545 $50,054 $51,159 $52,682 $54,489
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Advertising
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by advertising professionals is decreasing in Washington State. Advertising professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $78,840 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $77,285 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Advertising professionals in Washington State

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25th percentile
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This represents a decline in salaries of 2%. This decline is quite different from state trends for all professionals. In the state of Washington State, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of advertising. The pay differential between the highest paid advertising professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 220%

Average Salaries for Advertising professionals and related professions in Washington State

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

Advertising professionals in Washington State earn, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 4 accredited advertising schools in Washington State is increasing. In 2006 there were 85 advertising graduates from advertising courses in Washington State and in 2010 there were 103 graduates.

Thus there was a 21% percent increase in the number of advertising school degree or certificate graduates in Washington State. 100% of these graduates received a bachelor's degree in advertising.

Advertising Faculty Salaries in Washington State

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