Communications Schools
In Fairfax, Virginia

Communications faculty can choose to work at only one communications school in Fairfax. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in communications in the city of Fairfax, which encompasses communications training at the following levels:

  • Communications Certificate
  • Masters degree in Communications


Statistics

Professional Trends

Fairfax Vs. Virginia Communications Employment

Fairfax 13,350
Virginia 11,580

Of the 11,580 communications professionals employed in Virginia, 13,350 work in Fairfax. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of communications professionals in Fairfax has shrunk by 15%. Overall employment in Fairfax has increased.

Fairfax Vs. Virginia Communications employment growth

11,050 11,700 12,030 12,030 11,580
15,620 14,470 13,400 14,210 13,350
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Virginia
  • Dark Yellow: Fairfax

Communications VS. All professions salaries in Fairfax

$51,797 $54,350 $59,806 $65,222 $60,061
$52,980 $54,840 $57,620 $60,090 $62,300
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Communications in Fairfax
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Fairfax

As the number of communications professionals in Fairfax has shrunk, salaries for communications professionals have increased. In 2010 Fairfax communications professionals earned an average yearly salary of $60,061. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for communications professionals in Fairfax was $51,797 per year. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Fairfax.

Salary percentiles for Communications professionals in Fairfax

10th percentile
$30,459
25th percentile
$38,547
50th percentile
$50,626
75th percentile
$72,897
90th percentile
$92,797

Communications professionals make a median salary of $50,626 per year in Fairfax. The 10% of communications professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $30,459 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $92,797 per year.

Average Salaries for Communications professionals and related professions in Fairfax

Visual Communications
$57,748
Communications
$60,061
Creative Writing
$75,250
Fashion Marketing
$84,945
Advertising
$90,990
Business
$105,634
Marketing
$111,363
Public Relations
$128,120

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

Educational Trends

Communications schools in Fairfax

1

There is only one accredited communications school in the city. Many of Fairfax's communications professionals are graduates of this school.

Communications Programs Offered In Fairfax

associate
0
bachelor
0
master
2
doctor
0
Certificate
1
Total3

There are a total of 3 degree and certificate programs in communications offered by Fairfax's communications schools.

Student Completed Communications Degrees In Fairfax

associate
0
bachelor
0
master
109
doctor
0
Certificate
9
Total118

Approximately 118 students graduated from communications courses in 2010.

Communications Faculty Salaries in Fairfax, Virginia

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