Visual Communications Schools
In Seattle, Washington

There are 8 visual communications schools in Seattle for faculty to choose from. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of visual communications and visual communications education in Seattle, which includes visual communications training at the following levels:

  • Associates degree in Visual Communications
  • Bachelors degree in Visual Communications
  • Masters degree in Visual Communications
  • PhD degree in Visual Communications


Statistics

Professional Trends

Seattle Vs. Washington Visual Communications Employment

Seattle 3,370
Washington 5,000

Of the 5,000 visual communications professionals employed in Washington State, 3,370 work in Seattle. Between 2006 and 2010, in Seattle, there has been a 19% growth in the number of visual communications professionals. As the number of visual communications professionals in Seattle has increased, overall employment in Seattle has also increased.

Seattle Vs. Washington Visual Communications employment growth

4,540 5,240 5,600 5,390 5,000
2,830 3,400 3,890 3,610 3,370
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Washington
  • Dark Yellow: Seattle

Visual Communications VS. All professions salaries in Seattle

$45,910 $48,243 $48,838 $52,538 $52,568
$47,730 $49,890 $51,680 $53,240 $54,610
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Visual Communications in Seattle
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Seattle

As the number of visual communications professionals in Seattle has grown, salaries for visual communications professionals have also increased. Seattle visual communications professionals made $52,568 per year, on average, in 2010. Four years earlier in 2006, visual communications professionals in Seattle made an average salary of $45,910 per year. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Seattle.

Salary percentiles for Visual communications professionals in Seattle

10th percentile
$31,792
25th percentile
$40,722
50th percentile
$49,790
75th percentile
$61,440
90th percentile
$79,872

Visual communications professionals make a median salary of $49,790 per year in Seattle. The 10% of visual communications professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $31,792 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $79,872 per year.

Average Salaries for Visual communications professionals and related professions in Seattle

Visual Communications
$52,568
Interior Design
$53,710
Web Design
$54,840
Graphic Design
$54,840
Drafting
$57,697
Industrial Design
$60,480
Computer Animation
$62,600
Art
$68,353
Fashion Design
$70,080

Visual communications professional salaries in Seattle are, on average, lower than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Visual Communications schools in Seattle

8

Many of Seattle's visual communications professionals are graduates of one of the 8 accredited visual communications schools in the city.

Visual Communications Programs Offered In Seattle

associate
6
bachelor
9
master
1
doctor
1
Certificate
0
Total17

Seattle's visual communications schools offer 17 visual communications degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Visual Communications Degrees In Seattle

associate
76
bachelor
136
master
35
doctor
1
Certificate
0
Total248

In 2010 approximately 248 students completed visual communications courses.

Visual Communications Faculty Salaries in Seattle, Washington

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