Communications Schools
In San Francisco, California

In San Francisco, there are 4 communications schools where communications faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the communications academic community in San Francisco, and the future trends. Academia in communications includes communications training at the following levels:

  • Communications Certificate
  • Bachelors degree in Communications
  • Masters degree in Communications


Professional Trends

San Francisco Vs. California Communications Employment

San Francisco 5,800
California 51,090

Exactly 5,800 of California's 51,090 communications professionals work in San Francisco. Between 2006 and 2010, in San Francisco, there has been a 2% decline in the number of communications professionals. As the employment for communications professionals in San Francisco has decreased, overall employment in San Francisco has increased.

San Francisco Vs. California Communications employment growth

57,560 58,810 56,550 53,720 51,090
5,930 5,840 6,050 5,430 5,800
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: California
  • Dark Yellow: San Francisco

Communications VS. All professions salaries in San Francisco

$56,170 $55,070 $57,272 $54,492 $60,165
$54,770 $57,810 $60,430 $61,940 $63,290
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Communications in San Francisco
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in San Francisco

Salaries for communications professionals in San Francisco have increased. In 2010 communications professionals in San Francisco reportedly earned an average salary of $60,165 per year. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for communications professionals in San Francisco was $56,170 per year. The growth in the salary of communications professionals in San Francisco is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Communications professionals in San Francisco

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San Francisco communications professionals earn a median yearly salary of $46,895. The difference in pay between the communications professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 239%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $27,565 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $93,408 per year.

Average Salaries for Communications professionals and related professions in San Francisco

Visual Communications
Creative Writing
Fashion Marketing
Public Relations

On average communications professionals in San Francisco earn salaries that are lower than the salaries earned by other professionals in San Francisco.

Educational Trends

Communications schools in San Francisco


There are 4 accredited communications schools in the city. Many of San Francisco's communications professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Communications Programs Offered In San Francisco


San Francisco's communications schools offer 5 communications degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Communications Degrees In San Francisco


In 2010 approximately 309 students completed communications courses.

Communications Faculty Salaries in San Francisco, California

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