Fire Science Schools In Washington State

In Washington State, there are 14 accredited schools where fire science classes faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in fire science in the state of Washington State, which encompasses fire science training at the following levels:

  • Fire Science Certificate
  • Associates degree in Fire Science


Schools

  1. Bellevue College

    3000 Landerholm Cir SE, Bellevue, Washington 98007-6484

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  2. Clover Park Technical College

    4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood, Washington 98499-4004

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  3. Columbia Basin College

    2600 N 20th Ave, Pasco, Washington 99301

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  4. Edmonds Community College

    20000 68th Ave W, Lynnwood, Washington 98036-5912

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  5. Everett Community College

    2000 Tower Street, Everett, Washington 98201

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  6. Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom

    9401 Farwest Dr SW, Lakewood, Washington 98498-1999

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  7. Bates Technical College

    1101 S Yakima Ave, Tacoma, Washington 98405

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  8. Lower Columbia College

    1600 Maple Street, Longview, Washington 98632-0310

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  9. Olympic College

    1600 Chester Ave, Bremerton, Washington 98337-1699

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  10. Skagit Valley College

    2405 E. College Way, Mount Vernon, Washington 98273

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  11. South Puget Sound Community College

    2011 Mottman Rd SW, Olympia, Washington 98512-6292

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  12. Spokane Community College

    1810 North Greene Street, Spokane, Washington 99217-5399

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  13. Walla Walla Community College

    500 Tausick Way, Walla Walla, Washington 99362-9267

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  14. Yakima Valley Community College

    South 16th Ave. & Nob Hill Blvd., Yakima, Washington 98907-2520

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Washington State Vs. National Fire Science Employment

Washington State 3,180
National 154,160

Of all of the fire science professionals in the country, nearly 2% are in the state of Washington State.

Employment Growth for Fire science professionals In Washington State

3,540 3,950 3,520 3,540 3,180
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Fire Science is a shrinking field in Washington State. There were 360 less fire science professionals working in Washington State in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of fire science professionals has shrunk by 10%. This is faster than the trend for fire science professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of fire science professionals has grown by 8% between 2006 and 2010.

Fire Science VS. All Professions salaries in Washington State

$63,500 $66,370 $69,992 $72,735 $74,628
$48,545 $50,054 $51,159 $52,682 $54,489
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Fire Science
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to fire science professionals are growing in Washington State. Fire science professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $63,500 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $74,628 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Fire science professionals in Washington State

10th percentile
$51,072
25th percentile
$62,805
50th percentile
$75,610
75th percentile
$88,785
90th percentile
$98,978

Thus, fire science professionals' salaries grew by 15% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 94% pay differential between the highest paid fire science professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of fire science in Washington State.

Average Salaries for Fire science professionals and related professions in Washington State

Construction Management
$72,830
Criminal Justice
$53,451
Fire Science
$74,628
Forestry
$54,492
Public Administration
$99,225

In Washington State, fire science professionals make, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Fire Science programs available for each degree type for all schools in Washington State

associate
16
bachelor
0
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
8
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As the number of fire science professionals is decreasing in Washington State state, the number of students graduating from the 14 accredited fire science schools in Washington State state is increasing. In 2006, 186 students graduated from fire science courses in Washington State. And in 2010, 202 students graduated.

Thus there was a 9% percent increase in the number of fire science school degree or certificate graduates in Washington State. A majority of these graduates, or 67%, graduated with an associate's degree in fire science.

Fire Science Faculty Salaries in Washington State

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