Advertising Schools In West Virginia

West Virginia has 2 accredited advertising schools where advertising faculty who teach advertising classes can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of advertising and advertising training in West Virginia, which includes advertising training at the following levels:

  • Advertising Certificate
  • Bachelors degree in Advertising


  1. West Virginia Wesleyan College

    59 College Ave, Buckhannon, West Virginia 26201-2994

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College

    103 Cole Complex, Institute, West Virginia 25112-1000

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

West Virginia Vs. National Advertising Employment

West Virginia 990
National 271,840

Approximately 0% of the country's advertising professionals work in West Virginia state.

Employment Growth for Advertising professionals In West Virginia

1,250 1,280 1,210 1,110 990
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Advertising is a shrinking field in West Virginia. In 2010 there were 260 less advertising professionals working in West Virginia than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of advertising professionals has shrunk by 21%. This decline is faster than the change in the number of advertising professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of advertising professionals has shrunk by 5% from 2006 to 2010.

Advertising VS. All Professions salaries in West Virginia

$46,750 $49,115 $51,552 $50,460 $49,672
$38,568 $40,154 $41,268 $42,203 $43,413
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Advertising
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by advertising professionals is increasing in West Virginia. Advertising professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $46,750 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $49,672 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Advertising professionals in West Virginia

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Thus, there was a 6% growth in advertising professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of West Virginia, 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 260%

Average Salaries for Advertising professionals and related professions in West Virginia

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

In West Virginia, advertising professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Advertising programs available for each degree type for all schools in West Virginia


As the number of advertising professionals is decreasing in West Virginia state, the number of students graduating from the 2 accredited advertising schools in West Virginia state is decreasing. In 2006 there were 42 advertising graduates from advertising courses in West Virginia and in 2010 there were 4 graduates.

Thus there was a 90% percent decrease in the number of advertising school degree or certificate graduates in West Virginia. A majority of these graduates, or 50%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in advertising.

Advertising Faculty Salaries in West Virginia

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