Art Schools
In Seattle, Washington

In Seattle, there are 7 art schools where art faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of art and art education in Seattle, which includes art training at the following levels:

  • Associates degree in Art
  • Bachelors degree in Art
  • Masters degree in Art
  • PhD degree in Art


Statistics

Professional Trends

Seattle Vs. Washington Art Employment

Seattle 2,750
Washington 3,230

Of the 2,520 art professionals employed in Washington State, 2,110 work in Seattle. Between 2006 and 2010, in Seattle, there has been a 38% growth in the number of art professionals. As the number of art professionals in Seattle has increased, overall employment in Seattle has also increased.

Seattle Vs. Washington Art employment growth

2,080 1,980 1,960 2,000 2,520
1,530 1,440 1,610 1,340 2,110
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Washington
  • Dark Yellow: Seattle

Art VS. All professions salaries in Seattle

$50,535 $55,230 $55,650 $50,310 $56,080
$47,730 $49,890 $51,680 $53,240 $54,610
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Art in Seattle
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Seattle

As the number of art professionals in Seattle has grown, salaries for art professionals have also increased. In 2010 art professionals in Seattle reportedly earned an average salary of $56,080 per year. The average salary for art professionals in Seattle was $50,535 per year, four years earlier in 2006. This growth is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Seattle.

Salary percentiles for Art professionals in Seattle

10th percentile
$33,395
25th percentile
$42,370
50th percentile
$52,885
75th percentile
$67,400
90th percentile
$84,615

Art professionals make a median salary of $52,885 per year in Seattle. The 10% of art professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $33,395 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 153% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Art professionals and related professions in Seattle

Visual Communications
$52,568
Graphic Design
$54,840
Web Design
$54,840
Film
$54,985
Animation
$55,667
Art
$56,080
Drafting
$57,697
Design
$58,335

Seattle art professionals have earnings that are lower than the salaries earned by others in related fields, on average.

Educational Trends

Art schools in Seattle

7

Many of Seattle's art professionals are graduates of one of the 7 accredited art schools in the city.

Art Programs Offered In Seattle

associate
7
bachelor
19
master
2
doctor
1
Certificate
0
Total29

There are a total of 29 degree and certificate programs in art offered by Seattle's art schools.

Student Completed Art Degrees In Seattle

associate
94
bachelor
412
master
24
doctor
1
Certificate
0
Total531

Approximately 531 students graduated from art courses in 2010.

Art Faculty Salaries in Seattle, Washington

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