Hospitality Schools In Washington State

Hospitality classes faculty can choose to work at one of 9 accredited hospitality schools in Washington State. The trends in Washington State's hospitality academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in hospitality includes hospitality training at the following levels:

  • Hospitality Certificate
  • Associates degree in Hospitality
  • Bachelors degree in Hospitality


Schools

  1. Central Washington University

    400 East University Way, Ellensburg, Washington 98926-7501

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  2. Edmonds Community College

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

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  3. Highline Community College

    2400 S 240th St, Des Moines, Washington 98198-9800

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  4. International Air and Hospitality Academy

    2901 E Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver, Washington 98661

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  5. Seattle Community College-South Campus

    6000 16th Ave SW, Seattle, Washington 98106-1499

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  6. Shoreline Community College

    16101 Greenwood Ave N, Shoreline, Washington 98133-5696

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  7. Washington State University

    French Administration Building, Pullman, Washington 99164-5910

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  8. Wenatchee Valley College

    1300 Fifth St, Wenatchee, Washington 98801-1799

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  9. Whatcom Community College

    237 W Kellogg Rd, Bellingham, Washington 98226

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Washington State Vs. National Hospitality Employment

Washington State 39,400
National 2,293,800

Of all of the hospitality professionals that work in the US, approximately 2% work in Washington State state.

Employment Growth for Hospitality professionals In Washington State

38,920 39,520 42,380 42,320 39,400
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Washington State, the field of hospitality is growing. In Washington State, 480 more hospitality professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of hospitality has grown by 1% in Washington State. This growth is slower than the change in the number of hospitality professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of hospitality professionals has shrunk by 1% from 2006 to 2010.

Hospitality VS. All Professions salaries in Washington State

$39,891 $41,729 $38,737 $39,026 $40,159
$48,545 $50,054 $51,159 $52,682 $54,489
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Hospitality
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by hospitality professionals is increasing in Washington State. Hospitality professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $39,891 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $40,159 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Hospitality professionals in Washington State

10th percentile
$26,687
25th percentile
$31,286
50th percentile
$39,880
75th percentile
$47,097
90th percentile
$55,400

Thus, hospitality professionals' salaries grew by 1% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 108% pay differential between the highest paid hospitality professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of hospitality in Washington State.

Average Salaries for Hospitality professionals and related professions in Washington State

Culinary
$28,390
Hospitality
$40,159
Hotel Management
$71,260

In Washington State, hospitality professionals earn, on average, more than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Hospitality programs available for each degree type for all schools in Washington State

associate
4
bachelor
3
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
8
Total15

As the number of hospitality professionals is increasing in Washington State state, the number of students graduating from the 9 accredited hospitality schools in Washington State state is also increasing. In 2006 there were 165 hospitality graduates from hospitality courses in Washington State and in 2010 there were 185 graduates.

Thus there was a 12% percent increase in the number of hospitality school degree or certificate graduates in Washington State. Most of these graduates, or 53%, earned a undergraduate certificate in hospitality.

Hospitality Faculty Salaries in Washington State

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