Communications Schools
In Tacoma, Washington

In Tacoma, there are 2 communications schools where communications faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the communications academic community in Tacoma, and the future trends. Academia in communications includes communications training at the communications bachelors degree level.


Statistics

Professional Trends

Tacoma Vs. Washington Communications Employment

Tacoma 450
Washington 9,580

Exactly 450 of Washington State's 9,580 communications professionals work in Tacoma. There has been a 73% growth in the number of communications professionals in Tacoma between the years 2006 and 2010. As the employment for communications professionals in Tacoma has increased, overall employment in Tacoma has also increased.

Tacoma Vs. Washington Communications employment growth

10,200 11,280 10,800 9,490 9,580
260 300 310 410 450
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Washington
  • Dark Yellow: Tacoma

Communications VS. All professions salaries in Tacoma

$36,215 $48,856 $44,475 $40,470 $46,005
$40,140 $41,570 $43,330 $44,480 $45,620
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Communications in Tacoma
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Tacoma

Salaries for communications professionals in Tacoma have increased. In 2010 communications professionals in Tacoma reportedly earned an average salary of $46,005 per year. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for communications professionals in Tacoma was $36,215 per year. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Tacoma.

Salary percentiles for Communications professionals in Tacoma

10th percentile
$26,510
25th percentile
$34,488
50th percentile
$44,240
75th percentile
$54,195
90th percentile
$67,330

Tacoma communications professionals earn a median yearly salary of $44,240. The difference in pay between the communications professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 154%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $26,510 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $67,330 per year.

Average Salaries for Communications professionals and related professions in Tacoma

Communications
$46,005
Visual Communications
$49,620
Advertising
$65,650
Fashion Marketing
$71,430
Public Relations
$88,380
Business
$91,950
Marketing
$95,643

On average communications professional salaries in Tacoma are lower than salaries earned by their professional counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Communications schools in Tacoma

2

There are 2 accredited communications schools in the city. Many of Tacoma's communications professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Communications Programs Offered In Tacoma

associate
0
bachelor
2
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
0
Total2

Tacoma's communications schools offer 2 communications degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Communications Degrees In Tacoma

associate
0
bachelor
73
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
0
Total73

Approximately 73 students graduated from communications courses in 2010.

Communications Faculty Salaries in Tacoma, Washington

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