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Advertising Schools In Alabama

Alabama has 3 accredited advertising schools where advertising faculty who teach advertising classes can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the advertising academic community in Alabama, and the future trends in advertising training at the following levels:


  1. The University of Alabama

    739 University Blvd, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487-0166

    75 U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Auburn University

    Auburn, Alabama, Auburn University, Alabama 36849

    82 U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Oakwood University

    7000 Adventist Blvd NW, Huntsville, Alabama 35896

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Alabama Vs. National Advertising Employment

Alabama 2,410
National 271,840

Of all of the advertising professionals in the country, nearly 1% are in the state of Alabama.

Employment Growth for Advertising professionals In Alabama

3,440 3,210 3,130 2,550 2,410
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of advertising professionals is shrinking in Alabama. In 2010 there were 1,030 less advertising professionals working in Alabama than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of advertising has shrunk by 30% in Alabama. This decline is faster than the national trend for advertising professionals which shows a 5% decrease in the number of advertising professionals working around the nation.

Advertising VS. All Professions salaries in Alabama

$45,475 $60,133 $64,272 $63,972 $72,288
$39,917 $41,500 $42,923 $44,323 $46,099
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Advertising
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of advertising professionals is declining, the salaries paid to advertising professionals are increasing in Alabama. The mean salary for advertising professionals in 2006 was $45,475 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $72,288 per year.

Salary percentiles for Advertising professionals in Alabama

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Thus, advertising professionals' salaries grew by 37% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. Within the field of advertising, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid advertising professionals earning 125% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Alabama state.

Average Salaries for Advertising professionals and related professions in Alabama

Business Administration
Fashion Marketing
Fashion Merchandising
Public Relations
Small Business
Visual Communications

In Alabama, advertising professionals earn, on average, more than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Advertising programs available for each degree type for all schools in Alabama


The number of students graduating from the 3 accredited advertising schools in Alabama is increasing. In Alabama, there were 332 graduates in 2006. And there were 360 graduates from advertising courses in 2010.

This represents a 8% increase in the number of advertising degree or certificate school graduates in Alabama state. 80% of these graduates received a bachelor's degree in advertising.

Advertising Faculty Salaries in Alabama

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